Training opportunities

20- 24
National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS):Development, Best Practices, Implementation & Policy Areas for Policymakers & Regulators

Monday, April 20, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020

Financial Inclusion (FI) is a global development agenda to promote and extend affordable financial services for each segment of population within and across the geographical boarders to speed up the journey of enhanced economic activities, alleviation of poverty, minimization of gender and earning gaps and to ensure achievement of other sustainable development goals. The success or failure of achieving financial and non-financial targets are subject to proper designing and implementation of national financial inclusion strategy. It requires a holistic view of challenges and opportunities and need a wide range of coordinate and collaborate efforts.

Achievement of objectives of FI requires deliberate and targeted efforts that may not be addressed in general financial sector approach. Around 34 countries have initiated national financial inclusion strategy (NFIS) and 29 countries are in the process of implementing it in near future.

This training is designed to help officials engaged in various aspects of NFIS to enhance their knowledge, skills and capacity to optimally achieve desirable national targets of financial inclusion via learning assessment, monitoring, implementation and adapting NFIS if and when needed.

Course Content:

  1. An overview of NFIS.
  2.  NFIS development.
  3. Data and Diagnostics.
  4. NFIS template and key components.
  5. Operationalizing NFIS – 1.
  6. Policy area – (digital payments).
  7. Policy area – (financial consumer protection)
  8. Policy area – (financial consumer protection).
  9. Policy area – (credit infrastructure).
  10. NFIS assessment.
  11. Challenges and opportunities of NFIS.
  12.  Lessons learnt from best practices.

Target Audience:

Directors, deputy directors, staff economist from central banks, ministries of finance, rural financing units, practitioners and policymakers and all others who are interested.

Fee: $3,000 (includes the course fee, all training materials and full board accommodation in the heart of Boston).