Tax and economic incentives for renewable energy and alternative fuel projects were once seen as key to attracting private investors to a country’s green energy plans. Increasingly, these subsidies – which can be revoked by governments as quickly as they were granted – are seen as risky and unpredictable if not rolled out carefully.
Worldwide, there are 1.7 billion people who are outside of the formal banking and financial system. They struggle with high fees and risky systems to undertake even simple financial transactions. Digital innovations offer new ways to bring them out of financial darkness.