Over the past three years over 80 partner organizations have engaged people all over the world to discuss the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally. In 2018, we aim to continue the conversations from last year and engage an even wider community of stakeholders to discuss this year’s theme of Getting Inclusion Right.
In 2018, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is celebrating its 10th anniversary and using this moment as an opportunity to celebrate progress, but mostly to look to the future. CFI invites the Financial Inclusion Week 2018 community to join us in this journey and reflect on the question, “What do we need to get right?” What do we need to get right to ensure that gains in financial services access lead to true improvements in the lives of the underserved? What are the great upcoming risks that we need to address now to ensure that customers are adequately protected?
The 2017 Global Findex revealed that an additional 515 million people have opened a bank account since 2014, however key metrics for usage and savings have declined. Additionally, the just-released Gallup Global Financial Health Study revealed that at the country level greater account ownership does not correlate with greater financial security and control. During Financial Inclusion Week 2018, partner organizations around the globe will hold conversations focused on what the industry must do to ensure that access to financial services brings real value to customers’ lives. Getting Inclusion Right means creating products and implementing policy that bridge the gap between access and financial health. We want to hear from you on how to best do this from October 29 – November 2, 2018.
Join the Financial Inclusion Week community today by signing up to receive updates and information on partnership. Visit www.financialinclusionweek.org for a list of past partners and a round-up of the Financial Inclusion Weeks of year’s past. And stay tuned for a full calendar of Financial Inclusion Week events to be released at the beginning of September 2018.
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