Bangladesh’s National Digital Payments Roadmap 2022-2025

The National Digital Payments Roadmap (‘the Roadmap’), prepared by Government of Bangladesh’s flagship program Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program and UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, provides a high-level plan to expand the adoption of responsible digital payments in a way that is agile, inclusive, and helps achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It is designed to accelerate collaboration between the public and private stakeholders, presenting a framework for using new approaches and technologies to transform the payment ecosystem. The Roadmap builds on the UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments (‘UN Principles’) and recommends drivers for foundational elements: environment, infrastructure, processes, policies, and actions. The solutions are mapped to the national vision and aligned with the capabilities of the ecosystem participants.

The solutions presented here have been derived from an analysis of the 2022 Country Diagnostic, conducted by the Better Than Cash Alliance, which evaluates the state of digital payments.

The National Digital Payments Roadmap should be read in conjunction with the Bangladesh digital payments diagnostic study.

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