Thailand – Framework for Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance

News Brief | 15 December 2011

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the following technical assistance:


Despite success in lowering national poverty rates, many of Thailand's rural poor lack basic access to financial tools such as microinsurance, remittance services, pensions and mobile banking services. This technical assistance will explore supply and demand for microfinance products and services - including any gender bias in terms of access and affordability - and provide the basis for a national strategy for financial inclusion (NSFI) focusing on regulatory and market improvements in microfinance, consumer protection, financial literacy and microinsurance.


$1.5 million equivalent grant by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, administered by ADB.