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Financial Inclusion: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges


1 hour 5 minutes

About the Course

This lecture examines the conceptual development of financial inclusion, its benefits, and linkages to the Sustainable Development Goals; identifies countries making financial inclusion progress and why, including the role of policy and regulation; and assesses key remaining challenges.

  • Unit 1: What is Financial Inclusion and Why Does It Matter? (10 minutes)
  • Unit 2: Which Countries Are Making Financial Inclusion Progress and Why? (9 minutes)
  • Unit 3: The Role of Policy and Regulation in Promoting Financial Inclusion (14 minutes)
  • Unit 4: Some Complex Challenges in Financial Inclusion Policy (21 minutes)
  • Unit 5: Leveraging Fintech for Financial Inclusion Goals (13 minutes)

Learning Objectives

To help learners understand the pillars of an effective financial inclusion policy framework, boosted by country-level examples.

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Watch 5 short video lessons
  • Review open access learning materials
  • Submit an Evaluation Form
  • Certificate issued upon completion of course requirements


Robin Newnham, Head of Policy Analysis, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)


Derek Hondo, Associate, ADBI

Email: [email protected]