Program duration

12 August 2020 to 14 October 2020

Summary

This program will explore challenges and opportunities related to the advancement of financial inclusion, financial literacy, and financial education as drivers of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on the role of financial technologies, or fintech, and their policy implications.

It will consist of four core components:

I. Three compulsory ADBI E-Learning courses

II. Two additional self-selected ADBI E-Learning courses

III. Webinar for group instruction and discussion

  • Date and time: 14–15 September 2020, 14:00-16:00 (Tokyo Time)

IV. Final term paper

  • Length: minimum 2,500 words
  • Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2020
Objectives
  • Examine the development of financial inclusion in Asia and the Pacific, its socioeconomic effects, and onward growth potential
  • Highlight strategies for tackling barriers to greater financial inclusion, financial literacy, and financial education, and associated risks
  • Identify the pillars of an effective financial inclusion policy framework, drawing upon country-level examples
  • Assess the region’s e-commerce and fintech development and related policy imperatives
Participants

Policy makers from Asian Development Bank developing member countries.

Output
  • Enhanced understanding of financial inclusion, financial literacy, and financial education development
  • Exchange of lessons and best practices for strengthening financial inclusion policies
  • Final term papers to be considered for publication as ADBI Policy Briefs
  • Successful participants will be invited to participate in a related ADBI capacity building and training activity
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

Event Contact

  • Hendriyetty, Nella Sri Senior CBT Economist Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form
  • Alwarritzi, Widya Research Associate Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form