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 Financial Inclusion Forum: What We Heard

By: Melissa Koide and Alexia Latortue
1/11/2016

The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently hosted a two-day Financial Inclusion Forum that brought together government, nonprofit, and private sector executives to discuss financial inclusion. The forum had two key objectives in mind:
 
·   Raising awareness about the opportunities for the private and public sectors to advance financial inclusion around the globe; and
·   Strengthening policy coherence on financial inclusion across relevant U.S. Government agencies.
 
Treasury and USAID have compiled a summary of what we heard at the forum, and it is now available by clicking here to read What We Heard: Summary and Follow Up from the 2015 Financial Inclusion Forum.
 
You can also view the complete video from day two of the forum here
 
Opening panel of the Financial Inclusion Forum with Secretary Lew, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Luis Videgaray Caso
 
Melissa Koide is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Policy and Alexia Latortue is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Policy.
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