Our experience suggests recent digital developments in India around Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobile (JAM), India Stack, direct benefit transfer, payment interoperability, among others, have been relevant to many African and Asian countries. There has been tremendous interest from other countries to learn from India’s achievements, and several countries have replicated some of the lessons from India.
With this backdrop, MSC is keen to explore the challenges in PFM for the African countries and explore if there is a potential to replicate some of the lessons from our projects with Indian governments to other countries. This will help assess the fitment and relevance of the tools and knowledge products produced by our projects for Africa and also enable us to adjust our approach, if feasible, to ensure that the products generated are relevant across several countries beyond India. Through this study, MSC will get some inputs to shape its PFM and state capacity work-related strategy for Africa.