Asia–Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum 2021: Emerging Priorities in the COVID-19 Era

Publication | December 2021

This publication identifies financial inclusion priorities to stimulate economic recovery and explores the challenges and opportunities of accelerated digital transformation.

  • US$25.00 (paperback)

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the vital role of financial inclusion in supporting resilience and economic recovery among the most vulnerable populations in Asia and the Pacific. This publication proposes recommendations to aid policy makers and regulators. It shares insights from the 2021 Asia–Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum, a policy initiative of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Process. It was prepared in collaboration with the APEC Business Advisory Council, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Foundation for Development Cooperation.


  • Introduction
  • Digital Transformation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Facilitating Recovery and Resilience through Financial Inclusion
  • Emerging Financial Inclusion Challenges and Opportunities in a World Disrupted by COVID-19
  • Recommendations for Policy Makers and Regulators

Additional Details

  • Finance sector development
  • Financial inclusion and microfinance
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • 68
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS210469-2
  • 978-92-9269-190-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-191-2 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-192-9 (ebook)

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