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.
Spring Meetings 2018 Global Voices Interviews
More on Financial Inclusion and the Global Findex:
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.
The world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk.