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Moving from Financial Access to Inclusion: Leveraging the Power of Technology

April 20, 2018

Washington, D.C.

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Photo: World Bank Group

  • With less than three years to reach the Universal Financial Access goal by 2020, Moderator Francine Lacqua of Bloomberg led a discussion in a packed Preston Auditorium on how we can push forward to meet this goal.

    A conversation between President Jim Yong Kim and H. M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development highlighted data from the recently launched Findex. Both agreed that achievements in financial inclusion have been made, but key steps are still needed between now and 2020.

    Following their chat, a wider panel discussion focused on how technology can speed up progress toward financial access and inclusion. Panelist included Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Eric Jing, CEO of Ant Financia, and Rodger Voorhies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Watch:

    English: Moving from Financial Access to Inclusion: Leveraging the Power of Technology

    Français: De L’accès Aux Services Financiers À L’inclusion : Le Levier Des Nouvelles Technologies

    Spring Meetings 2018 Global Voices Interviews

    English: In English: Interview with Her M. Q. Máxima of the Netherlands

    Français: Interview with Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

     

    More on Financial Inclusion and the Global Findex:

    Achieving Financial Universal Access 2020

    An estimated 2 billion adults globally don't use formal financial services. Extending access to finance to them is the first building block to build a better life.

    Global Findex database

    The world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk.

  • Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

    UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

    @UNSGSA

    Jim Yong Kim

    President, World Bank Group

    @jimyongkim

    Amadou Gon Coulibaly

    Prime Minister, Côte d’Ivoire

    @AmadouGon

    Alexander De Croo

    Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

    @alexanderdecroo

    Eric Jing

    Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Ant Financial Services Group

    @AntFinancial

    Rodger Voorhies

    Executive Director, Global Growth & Opportunity, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    @rodger_voorhies

    Francine Lacqua

    Anchor, Bloomberg Television, London

    @flacqua

Event Details: Moving from Financial Access to Inclusion

  • Date: April 20, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group Headquarters
  • Hashtag: #FinAccess2020