Advancing Financial Inclusion Metrics: Shifting from access to economic empowerment
There is a realistic opportunity to reach the financially excluded – estimated to be 2 billion – and the many more that are underserved.
This project aims to foster full access to, and use of, affordable financial services for the underserved through digital means. It will accomplish this through regional activities focusing on:
Digital inclusion: Increasing merchant acceptance of digital payments, with a focus on small and medium-sized retailers
Collaboration: Advancing cross-industry and cross-sector partnerships to explore bundling services, encourage the use of new technology and increase incentives for digital adoption
Improved financial inclusion metrics: Developing new ways to measure access, use and impact of financial services
The fourth industrial revolution is transforming manufacturing. By educating society and preparing workers we can allay fears about industrial automation.
Connectivity will evolve with emerging technology to address the biggest global challenges, forcing networks to adapt