Time of event
Day 1: 08:45–17:30
Day 2: 10:00–15:00
Financial inclusion and literacy are becoming mainstream policy priorities for boosting inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging economies in Asia and the Pacific. Expanding financial access through innovative institutions and technologies requires concomitant development of financial regulation to ensure financial stability and protection of financial services users. Improvements in financial literacy can help households and small firms take advantage of increased access to financial services and lead to higher savings and diversification of assets.
Promoting financial access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is another key aspect of financial inclusion given the role they play in the region’s economies. Infrastructure investment is also crucial to inclusive and sustainable economic development. Inadequate infrastructure such as roads, railways, and utility systems not only reduces the quality of life for billions of people but also makes firms less competitive by increasing transaction costs and lowering productivity.
The ADBI sessions will examine these critical issues and cutting-edge policy solutions during the 7th Xi’an-Jiaotong-Liverpool University Seminar on Asia and Pacific Economies, to be held in Suzhou, People’s Republic of China.
- To feature new and impactful policy research on financial inclusion, financial literacy, SME finance, and infrastructure development in emerging economies in Asia and the Pacific,
- To build capacity in ADB developing member economies to adopt recommended policies and realize greater inclusive and sustainable growth.
About 30 relevant policy experts.
- Exchange timely policy research and recommendations
- Lively and interactive discussion to develop new research ideas
- Networking to cultivate collaborative policy research
How to register
By invitation only
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