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Financial Inclusion Week 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018

Since 2015, nearly 90 partner organizations have engaged thousands of people worldwide to discuss the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally. In 2018, the conversations from last year will continue and will engage an even wider community of stakeholders to discuss this year’s theme “Getting Inclusion Right”.

The 2017 Global Findex revealed that an additional 515 million people have opened an account since 2014, however key metrics for usage and savings have declined. Additionally, Gallup’s Global Financial Health Study revealed that greater account ownership in a country did not correlate with greater financial security and control. During Financial Inclusion Week 2018, The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion invites partner organizations around the globe to hold conversations focused on how the industry can ensure that access to finance brings real value to customers’ lives. Getting Inclusion Right means that, as a community, we must aim to create innovative products and implement comprehensive policies that bridge the gap between access and usage.