4:00—5:30 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
- Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Financial Regulation for Financial Inclusion: What Should Policymakers Do?

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Keynote Address

Marisa Lago
Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury


Liliana Rojas-Suarez
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Stijn Claessens
Senior Adviser, Federal Reserve Board

Njuguna Ndung’u
Former Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

Alan Gelb
Senior Fellow and Director of Studies, Center for Global Development

The rise of digital technology has nurtured a growing industry in financial services that benefit the poor, from mobile payments and money transfers to micro-savings and mobile-based crop insurance. But as the financial landscape evolves to include these disruptive innovations, new players and new business models could bring fresh risks to individual users and to financial systems. So how should policymakers respond?

Join us for the launch of a major CGD report, "Financial Regulations for Improving Financial Inclusion," that sets out how regulators can make the goal of financial inclusion compatible with the traditional mandates of financial regulation: safeguarding the integrity and stability of the financial system, while also protecting consumers from fraud.

Keynote remarks from Assistant Secretary Marisa Lago will be followed by a short presentation of the report's main findings and recommendations, and by a panel discussion involving some of the experts on the high level Task Force that produced the report.

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