Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) is a not-for-profit innovation center at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) with focus on using technology to empower the poor & excluded with tools / information and developing mechanisms to sustain and scale such solutions.
Our team comes from diverse backgrounds and brings expertise in developing and scaling innovative solutions in collaboration with public, private and not-for-profit sector
CDFI's role is to identify catalytic opportunities and to fund innovations, research, and advocacy efforts to unlock opportunities in the social sector. For this purpose, it partners with the Government, both at the Centre and the State.
Given that its focus area includes agriculture and food, rural development, health and nutrition, education, banking, MSME and governance, partnerships in these areas with government ministries and departments are being created.
Commercial partners such as major banks, MNOs, third-party business correspondents, and entrepreneurs developing innovative digital financial services are also crucial for fulfilling the mandate of CDFI.