Financial Inclusion: For What?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019

Financial Inclusion: For What? is a call to action for our community to re-examine our goals and renew efforts to achieve them.

During the week of October 21 2019, various organisations like the Centre for Financial Inclusion will contribute actions and lead conversations on what it means to be financially-included.

This year’s call – Financial Inclusion: For What? – encourages us to think about our approach to policy, advocacy and implementation. In essence, how can we re-examine, re-define, and align our goals to ensure that we’re meeting and exceeding our targets?

Financial Inclusion: For Economic Growth.

Our financial inclusion campaign dwells on the importance of developing unique frameworks as a means to promote decent living. We’ve explored how good and responsible access to credit can help individuals and businesses who are struggling, out of poverty. We’ve also acknowledged the crucial role of lawmakers in protecting victims of economic abuse.

It’s true that we’ve talked extensively about the challenges we’re faced with, as we continue to push towards our goal and that we still have a lot to learn from. But we have to be careful not to make the conversation one-sided. Whilst it's important to highlight our shortcomings, it’s also beneficial to know how to move forward and how to implement some of our innovative ideas.

We strongly believe that robust policies meet the demands of their societies. This approach goes against a one-size-fits-all mentality which slows us down. It also reminds us to place impact above intentions where we think we can do a lot more.

Financial Inclusion Week is 21 - 25 October 2019.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the global hashtag #finclusionweek.