Building a Secure and Inclusive Global Financial Ecosystem

08 Sep 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.

Responsible Finance in Vietnam

12 Aug 2014

Evaluating consumer protection for low-income people in Vietnam

This report describes the state of financial inclusion in Vietnam and the existing financial consumer protection (FCP), regulatory, and supervisory framework for low-income clients. It also analyzes the role of industry self-regulation bodies in promoting responsible finance, as well as the extent of implementation of consumer protection principles by financial services providers. The report focuses on two of the three pillars of responsible finance: consumer protection, regulation and supervision, and industry standards and codes of conduct.