Evidence and Innovation for Scaling Inclusive Digital Finance
7th-9th September 2015
The advent of digital finance has brought with it the opportunity to include those without full access to formal financial services. However, increased access to and use of digital financial services, for all its benefits, does not come without risks, which are crucial to address if financial services are to enhance consumer well-being.
Responsible finance is core to the goals of Universal Financial Access by 2020 and contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Collaboration between the private sector and government to promote digital innovation can help foster inclusive financial systems that protect consumers and equip them with the tools necessary to meet their financial needs.
This Sixth Annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFFVI) brings together policymakers, financial service providers, and researchers for an evidence-based, interactive discussion on advancing inclusive and responsible financial services, financial capability programs, private sector initiatives, and proportionate consumer protection measures in a digital world.
The forum will:
- Draw from the latest data and impact evidence on financial services for low-income consumers in order to inform responsible digital finance policy and practice;
- Examine industry standards to minimize consumer risks in digital finance, and to share challenges and emerging solutions from the private sector, development partners, and government leaders;
- Define the roles and actionable next steps for stakeholders across the pillars of responsible finance (industry, regulation, and consumer) with the support of development organizations; and
- Identify knowledge gaps, areas for future research, private sector innovations, and areas for collaboration with governments for responsible financial inclusion.
The event will take place on September 7-9th, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, prior to the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) Workshops on Innovations in Agricultural Finance and SME Finance Compact on September 9-10th, and the G20 Forum and Plenary on September 11-12th.
Additionally, a list of confirmed attendees is available here.
For any questions or comments on this invite-only event, please email ResponsibleFinanceForum@ft.com.