Meritxell Martinez

Meritxell Martinez is an IFC Operations Officer coordinating a country program with the goal of increasing mobile financial usage in Cote d’Ivoire. Meritxell is based in Dakar and works on microfinance and digital finance in West Africa.

By Meritxell Martinez


Insights on Inactivity of Mobile Money Accounts in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire is one of the most vibrant digital financial services markets in West Africa. But why do so many customers remain inactive?

Digital Finance in Cote d’Ivoire: Ready, Set, Go!

On the surface, Cote d’Ivoire may seem like an unlikely contender to challenge the digital financial success in East Africa. However, the country has great potential to be the next digital finance success story.

From Micro To Small: Do MFIs Have The Capacity To Serve Small Enterprises?

Many policymakers are focusing a lot of attention on small enterprises, in the hope that they could play an important role in creating much needed jobs. Also, many donors and investors view small enterprises as potential investees and engines of private sector growth.

Financing Small Enterprises

This Focus Note examines the experience and role of MFIs in serving small enterprises.

Moving Towards A Robust Global Financial Data Architecture

We should not miss the opportunity for continued investment in data infrastructure. The capability to analyze and interpret data will also be key to advance financial inclusion.