|Overview : |
In an effort to further transform the Ethiopian payments ecosystem, the Government of Ethiopia, with the leadership of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), and technical support from the Better Than Cash Alliance, developed a National Digital Payments Strategy (NDPS). The development of the strategy included an in-depth review of the current payments landscape in Ethiopia, broad stakeholder engagement with key players in the ecosystem, and identification of opportunities for priority wins for the development of an inclusive and sustainable digital payments ecosystem. It also included an evaluation and review of the existing regulatory payment guidelines and governance systems to ensure alignment to support the overall transformation of the sector. Through the extensive consultation with all key government ministries, departments and agencies, ensuring their views, and expectations were captured, this strategy provides NBE with an opportunity to rally the ecosystem behind an all-inclusive, whole of government strategy that has the potential to re-shape the future of payments in Ethiopia.
The progression from the development of the National Digital Payment Strategy (NDPS) to its implementation presents a delicate transition that needs to be strategically managed to ensure all the various initiatives envisioned in the Strategy are brought to fruition. The development of the Strategy has underscored the importance of effective coordination among different payments ecosystem players and appropriate governance structures to operationalize the strategy and stimulate development of the financial sector as a whole.
The Better Than Cash Alliance is looking to hire a Digital Payments Programme Management Advisor, to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to work with the NBE for one year, providing project management support to the implementation of the National Digital Payments Strategy.
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