Responsible Finance Forum

Building a Secure and Inclusive Global Financial Ecosystem

Robin J. Lewis, John D. Villasenor and Darrell M. West
31 August 2017
Source:  The Brookings Institute, Financial Inclusion and Digital Project 2017

The 2017 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 26 geographically, politically, and economically diverse countries. The report assesses these countries’ financial inclusion ecosystems based on four dimensions of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of selected traditional and digital financial services.  The report further examines key developments in the global financial inclusion landscape, highlights selected financial inclusion initiatives within the 26 FDIP countries over the previous year, and provides targeted recommendations aimed at advancing financial inclusion.