Looking Through the Demographic Window: Implications for Financial Inclusion

Author(s): 
Peter Kasprowicz & Elisabeth Rhyne
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Center for Financial Inclusion
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Jan, 2013

This 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.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Financial Inclusion
Regions: 
Global
Tags: 
Community Development
Economic Empowerment
Financial Literacy/Education
Governance & Policy
Market Development
Microfinance
Training & Capacity
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