Asia–Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum 2021: Emerging Priorities in the COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the vital role of financial inclusion in supporting resilience and economic recovery among the most vulnerable populations in Asia and the Pacific. This publication proposes recommendations to aid policymakers and regulators. It shares insights from the 2021 Asia–Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum, a policy initiative of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Process. It was prepared in collaboration with the APEC Business Advisory Council, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Foundation for Development Cooperation.

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