CAREC Economic and Financial Stability Cluster 2021

CAREC Panel discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Financial Inclusion in the COVID-19 Context

Senior officials from central banks, financial regulatory authorities, and finance ministries from CAREC countries, together with representatives from the ADB, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the private sector on 1 July discussed financial inclusion challenges and opportunities. They highlighted the role of fintech innovation to increase access to finance for small businesses and the poor who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. CWRD DG Yevgeniy Zhukov opened the forum and stressed importance of creating a conducive regulatory environment that facilitates the development of innovative financial solutions.

Key Documents

Agenda | РУССКИЙ

List of Participants

Summary of Proceedings | РУССКИЙ