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The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report
     

The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

by John D. Villasenor, Darrell M. West, Robin J. Lewis
 
The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report and Scorecard evaluate access to and usage of affordable financial services across 21 geographically and economically diverse countries.

The 2015 FDIP Report and Scorecard seek to answer a set of fundamental questions about today’s global financial inclusion efforts, including:

Overview

The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report and Scorecard evaluate access to and usage of affordable financial services across 21 geographically and economically diverse countries.

The 2015 FDIP Report and Scorecard seek to answer a set of fundamental questions about today’s global financial inclusion efforts, including: 1) Do country commitments make a difference in progress toward financial inclusion?; 2) To what extent do mobile and other digital technologies advance financial inclusion?; and 3) What legal, policy, and regulatory approaches promote financial inclusion?

John D. Villasenor, Darrell M. West, and Robin J. Lewis analyzed the financial inclusion landscape in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, and Zambia. Countries received scores and rankings based on 33 indicators spanning four dimensions: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of traditional and digital financial services.

The authors’ analysis provides several takeaways with respect to expanding financial inclusion across diverse cultural, economic, and political contexts:

Country commitment is fundamental.

Movement toward digital financial services will accelerate financial inclusion.

Geography generally matters less than policy, legal, and regulatory changes, although some regional trends in terms of financial services provision are evident.

Central banks, ministries of finance, ministries of communications, banks, nonbank financial providers, and mobile network operators play major roles in achieving greater financial inclusion.

Full financial inclusion cannot be achieved without addressing the financial inclusion gender gap.

This year’s Report and Scorecard are the first of a series of publications intended to provide policymakers, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public with information that can help improve financial inclusion in these countries and around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815728634
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
186
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

John D. Villasenor is a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. His current research focuses on the technology and policy challenges associated with how information is acquired, processed, and delivered in an efficient and secure manner. He serves as co-director of the Financial and Digital Inclusion Project at Brookings.

Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. He has undertaken research on digital and mobile innovation in China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey, and the United States. He serves as co-director of the Financial and Digital Inclusion Project at Brookings.

Robin J. Lewis is a research analyst in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings.

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