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ADBI Sessions on Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy, Financial Regulation, SME Finance, and Infrastructure Development: Seventh Seminar on Asia and the Pacific Economies

Event | 31 May - 1 June 2019 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, PRC
Time of event

Day 1: 08:45–17:30
Day 2: 10:00–15:00

Background

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.

Objectives
  • 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.
Participants

About 30 relevant policy experts.

Output
  • 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

Partner

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at XJTLU