Implications of demographic change for financial inclusion

Women Advancing Microfinance, DC / Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

Please join on Wednesday, February 13th at 12:30 ET for a presentation by Elisabeth Rhyne on the newly released CFI report,  Looking Through the Demographic Window: Implications for Financial Inclusion. The report is the first from Financial Inclusion 2020's Mapping the Invisible Market project, which examines major trends that are instrumental in the world achieving full financial inclusion by the year 2020.  The report discusses how many developing countries are entering a period called "the Demographic Window," which presents a unique opportunity for economic development, but requires the right policies in place to improve labor productivity and prepare for an aging population as countries shift out of the "window" period later on. Financial inclusion needs to be a central policy issue in order to make this happen and ensure people can fully benefit from this period of opportunity in a country's development.