PPD Training on Small Merchants, Seychelles
Small Merchant Acceptance: A Path to Financial Inclusion
Co-hosted by Visa, this interactive day-long training covers a forgotten path to financial inclusion: acceptance of digital payments by micro, small and medium-sized merchants, many of whom are often unbanked, and own the neighborhood “mom and pop” stores where underserved people live and shop. The training examines the demographics of small merchants, present levels of acceptance, and infrastructure, economic and regulatory barriers to acceptance. In group work, participants have the opportunity to propose approaches to overcome barriers and realize the opportunity, and then discuss those in light of lessons learned from global experiences and research.
Who Should Attend?
The training is open to those who are attending the Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct (CEMC) Working Group Meeting and the SME Finance Working Group Meeting.