Time of event

14:00–16:00 Tokyo time

Summary

While the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing use of digital financial services, it also highlights unequal digital tools and services access as well as digital skills gaps, particularly among low-income households and small firms. Policy actions will be needed to address these obstacles to greater financial inclusion in developing Asia and the Pacific going forward.

This ADBI Policy Maker E-Training webinar will explore challenges and opportunities related to the advancement of financial inclusion, financial literacy, and financial education as drivers of post-COVID-19 sustainable development in the region. It will focus on the role of financial technologies, or fintech, and their policy implications.

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
  • 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
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of financial inclusion, financial literacy, and financial education development
  • Exchange of lessons and best practices for strengthening financial inclusion policies
Conference Presentations

Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy, and Financial Education in Asia
Peter J. Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist, Vice Chair, ADBI

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Financial Inclusion and Literacy in Sri Lanka
V. Iresha Dilhani, Director, Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development

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Financial Inclusion: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges
Robin Newnham, Head of Policy Analysis, Alliance for Financial Inclusion

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Challenges towards a Robust Digital Economy: A Study of the Financial Inclusion Landscape in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Roberto Miguel Dimaculangan, International Finance Group, Department of Finance

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Digital Financial Services and COVID-19
Kanittha Tambunlertchai, Chulalongkorn University

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Financial Inclusion in Fiji
Randhir Prakash Charan, Head of Administration, Ministry of Economy
Jotame Yabakivitu, Senior Administration Officer, Ministry of Economy

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Financial Technology: Opportunity and Current State of Platform in Developing Country
Chaikal Nuryakin, Faculty of Economics and Business, Indonesia University

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Financial Inclusion in Uzbekistan
Behzod Mavlanovic Hamroyev, Head of Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction

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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