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

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

  1. support technology and innovation in financial service provision;
  2. comply with "know your customer" and Financial Action Task Force requirements;
  3. promote consumer protection in the delivery of financial inclusion; and
  4. maintain financial system stability.

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