Achieving Impact through Financial Inclusion – WEF on East Asia

Last month , the World Economic Forum (East Asia) held a special session on financial inclusion titled “Achieving Impact through Financial Inclusion – what transformations to financial products and services are needed to reach the unbanked in East Asia?” The session included speakers such as Jaspal S. Bindra, Jose Isidro Camacho, Chetna Vijay Sinha, In … Continue reading “Achieving Impact through Financial Inclusion – WEF on East Asia”

Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

CGAP released the results of it’s 2012 survey on funding for financial inclusion in December 2013. The study finds that Funders committed at least US$ 29 billion in 2012 to support financial inclusion—an estimated increase of 12 percent compared to 2011 (see Figure 1). This increase stems largely from an improved economic environment. The brief … Continue reading “Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion”

MIX launches FINclusion Lab – A Data Visualization and Analysis Platform

MIX, a leading information provider and thought leader in the microfinance sector early this month, announced the launch of FINclusion Lab (, the first data visualization and analysis platform that brings together the elements of financial services activities, markets, and products, including national and sub-national views. The platform, which is currently in beta, streamlines the … Continue reading “MIX launches FINclusion Lab – A Data Visualization and Analysis Platform”

Mor Committee Recommendations – An analysis

By Dr Srinivasan Santhanam Mor Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households- Major Recommendations and Comments[1] Premise / Current status as presented in the report Close to 90% of small businesses have no links with formal financial institutions and 60% of the rural and urban population do not even have … Continue reading “Mor Committee Recommendations – An analysis”

Financial Inclusion 2014 – Global Financial Development Report

In November 2013, World bank released it’s second report on Financial Inclusion titled ” Global Financial Development Report 2014” which is part of a new World Bank series, following the inaugural 2013 Global Financial Development Report, which re-examined the state’s role in finance after the global financial crisis. Common to both reports is that they … Continue reading “Financial Inclusion 2014 – Global Financial Development Report”

Sa-Dhan to Host National Financial Inclusion Conference 2014

The Conference Will Focus on the Role of SRO, the Need for a Fresh Micro Finance Bill and Advocate the Need for a National Policy on Financial Inclusion. Sa-Dhan, the association of community development finance institutions, will organize the 9th National Financial Inclusion Conference on March 14, 2014 in Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, Mumbai. The theme … Continue reading “Sa-Dhan to Host National Financial Inclusion Conference 2014”

Is Financial Inclusion Possible by 2020?

Leading regulators and financial service providers share their views on whether full financial inclusion is possible by 2020 and how expanding access to quality financial services will improve lives around the world. The video features the following individuals: Ajay Banga, CEO, MasterCard Worldwide Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor … Continue reading “Is Financial Inclusion Possible by 2020?”