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Rapid advancements in financial technology, or fintech, are opening the door to greater financial inclusion and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. However, the growing knowledge gap between innovators and regulators regarding fintech and business models that apply it threatens to undermine the benefits while giving rise to new challenges.

If inadequately addressed, associated risks such as fraud, data privacy breaches, and other cyber vulnerabilities could increasingly harm consumers and financial stability. Regulatory deficiencies could also hinder competitiveness and growth within the fintech sector. Yet, for many policy makers, particularly in the region’s developing economies, keeping pace with fintech innovation is extremely difficult given their frequent lack of specialized knowledge and skills.

ADBI, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and the Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited are offering an 8-week Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation for government officials from Asia and the Pacific. The course will examine the latest advancements in fintech, its financial inclusion implications, and strategies and tools for mitigating associated risks.

  • Strengthen fintech innovation and regulatory knowledge among policy makers from developing economies from across Asia and the Pacific
  • Build the capacity of policy makers to address to address evolving regulatory needs within the fintech sector
Target Participants
  • Improved policy maker knowledge of fintech and regulatory innovation
  • Greater recognition of fintech regulation capacity and development needs
  • Enhanced networking, collaboration, and cooperation among fintech experts
How to Apply

ADBI welcomes applications solely from government officials who are citizens of Asian Development Bank developing member countries and eager to develop their fintech systems. Women are encouraged to apply. Each participant will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Interested applicants should submit the Application Package materials to Ms. Bayarbileg Altansukh and Ms. Minako Iida by 20 March 2023:

- Full CV
- Completed application including:

  • Detailed applicant information form
  • Statement of purpose (1,000 words)
  • Recommendation form

We regret that only shortlisted scholarship applicants will be contacted.

  • Cambridge University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Limited

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