Financial Inclusion 2020

Access to a range of quality financial services at affordable prices, delivered with convenience and dignity, can change the course of an individual’s, family’s, or business’s future. We are working with financial service providers, policymakers, regulators, technology providers, and others to realize full financial inclusion worldwide. Learn more ›

Through the Financial Inclusion 2020 project, the Center for Financial Inclusion aims to build a movement that mobilizes stakeholders around the globe to achieve full inclusion using the year 2020 as a focal point to galvanize action.

9%

of people in low-income countries use cell phones to receive money.

68%

Most of the world's population growth will be in less developed countries over the next decade.

1 in 5

Developed and less developed countries are aging. In 1950, 1 in 20 people worldwide was elderly; by 2050 it will be 1 in 5.

11%

11% of people in low-income countries saved money at a financial institution.

89% vs 24%

89% of people in high-income countries have an account at a financial institution compared to 24% in low-income countries.

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The three principal activities of FI2020:

 

Recent Financial Inclusion 2020 Blog Posts

  • The huge potential for digital finance to reach the last mile of the financially excluded > Posted by Peer Stein, Director, IFC Access to Finance Advisory  The Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020. This blog series spotlights financial inclusion efforts […]
  • > Posted by Amanda Lotz, Financial Inclusion 2020 Consultant, CFI The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bankers (G20) is targeting financial inclusion through the G20 Development Working Group (DWG), which is in the process of finalizing an agenda for its 2014 goals. The DWG focuses on developing an agenda for tackling development challenges, […]
  • > Posted by V. McIntyre, Freelance Writer for the Harvard Kennedy School The Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020. This blog series spotlights financial inclusion efforts around the globe, shares insights from the FI2020 consultative process and highlights findings […]
 

Citi Foundation
Lead Partner & FI2020 Founding Sponsor

VISA
Principal Partner & FI2020 Founding Sponsor

MasterCard Worldwide
Principal Partner

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NewFoundationLogo_TransitionWestern Union
Project Partner

Met_Found_Stacked_285 MetLife Foundation
Project Parter

For a full listing of FI2020 sponsors, please click here.