HOW ACHIEVABLE IS FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN CAMEROON USING THE UNITED NATION’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Abstract

Often financially excluded from the formal financial services, people tend to find safe heaven under the canopy of mobile money services which render them as been financially included in the economy. Due to the difficulties in operating and owning a bank account, mobile money operators have taken this to their advantage by providing fast, accessible and affordable services to the citizens of Cameroon. One of the main purposes of the sustainable development goals is to alleviate poverty in all its forms. So for those lacking access to formal financial services, their inclusion in the financial system through informal financial services like mobile money, could be synonym to the realization of UN SDGs by 2030.

Author : Berten Koku Mbah

Keywords : Sustainable development goals, financial inclusion, mobile money