In 2018, together with ELAN RDC, we commissioned a study carried out by Digital Disruptions in three locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – South Kivu, Tanganyika and Kasai – to investigate the demand for goods and services among refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Its aim is to provide a baseline for financial service providers (FSPs) and others who see the opportunity to do business by providing services to this sizeable population of people.
We have supported FSPs that have successfully brought financial services to refugee and IDP groups in Rwanda and Uganda. We sponsor design innovation competitions and offer strategy and funding support, and guidance from lessons learned. ÉLAN RDC aims to reduce poverty, improve the daily lives of the Congolese and facilitate their inclusion in market systems by addressing constraints and allowing them to benefit from economic growth.