Sudan embraces digital payments to build a more inclusive economy

Sudan joined the UN Better Than Cash Alliance to promote the digital economy which is in line with the government’s vision of increasing financial inclusion and transparency by accelerating the transition from cash to digital payments. ‘Digital payments will improve financial inclusion and transparency throughout Sudan’s vast territory, especially in conflict-affected regions, help stem corruption, and build a more direct link between citizens and the state. This digital transition will ensure equitable access to resources and government services, and revitalise the private sector, which is central to our efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace and revive the national economy,’ explained Sundanese Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Ibrahim Elbadawi.