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Regional Capacity Building Training Program: Regulatory Environments to Promote Financial Inclusion in Developing APEC and Other Regional Economies

Event | 20 - 22 March 2013 Melbourne, Australia

Purpose

This training program aims to promote effective financial inclusion regulations for policy, regulatory, and supervisory agencies in the APEC economies and ADB developing member countries.

Background

This training program is a follow-up to the inaugural policy dialogue on Regulatory Environments to Promote Financial Inclusion in Developing APEC and Other Regional Economies, held in Melbourne, 17–18 October 2012. The event attracted more than 20 government officials responsible for financial inclusion regulations in APEC economies and ADB developing member countries, as well as researchers and specialists in the financial inclusion field.

The issues to be covered include regulatory practices and standards, regulations of innovation promotion, improvement of incentive structures, and improvement of competition and consumer protection. The training program will examine case studies of regional economies and regulatory approaches to (i) support technology and innovation in financial service provision; (ii) comply with "know your customer" and Financial Action Task Force requirements; (iii) promote consumer protection in the delivery of financial inclusion; and (iv) maintain financial system stability (please see the tentative agenda for details).

Objectives

  • Sharing of best regulatory practices for promoting financial inclusion.
  • Create and facilitate stronger and more sustainable linkages between policymakers, regulators, and financial institutions for promoting financial inclusion.
  • Concrete policy recommendations for financial inclusion.
  • Enhanced capacities of regional supervisors and regulators.

Outputs

  • Sharing of best regulatory practices that promote financial inclusion.
  • Create and facilitate stronger and sustainable linkages between policymakers, regulators, and financial institutions for promoting financial inclusion.
  • Concrete policy recommendations for financial inclusion.
  • Enhanced capacities of regional supervisors and regulators.
  • Presentation materials and summary of proceedings to be uploaded to the ADBI website.

Participants

Experts and senior and mid-level officials.

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Responsibilities

Actively participate in discussions and share views and experiences with others. Collaborate with other participants to prepare and make presentations during the course.

Partners

Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) at RMIT University, and The Association of Development Finance Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP).