Round Table: Mapping the Digital Finance Ecosystem in India

IFMR LEAD, in collaboration with J.P. Morgan, has initiated a research project “Process Mapping and Evaluation of Digital Financial Services in India’”– a comprehensive supply and demand-side assessment of the DFS sector. As part of the project, the two organizations successfully co-hosted a roundtable meeting of regulators, financial service providers and technology service providers on 27th May 2016, in Mumbai, India. The roundtable served as a platform for knowledge sharing and exploring synergies between various stakeholders. While digital finance has emerged as a rapidly growing and game-changing area of financially services, there is limited evidence on how it works. During this nascent stage of expansion, exploratory research and stakeholder engagement has the potential to provide valuable insights on the drivers that will influence the future direction of digital inclusion in India.