Enhancing access to finance for refugees through innovation

A roadmap to support refugee entrepreneurship

ConsumerCentriX, in partnership with leading strategy consulting firm Roland Berger, identified opportunities for the IFC to improve access to financial services for refugees in immigration hotspots like Uganda, Jordan, Colombia.

Leveraging years of experience developing financial solutions in emerging markets, we conducted an in-depth analysis of financial and social challenges faced by refugees in their host countries. We developed a roadmap for IFC based on extensive stakeholder engagement, ideation exercises that resulted in innovative solutions that should mobilize private sector resources, and workshops with over 100 attendants from relevation institutions.

This roadmap led to several pilot projects in 2021 to support refugee entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on growing businesses in the renewable energy sector.