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Seizing the Moment: On the Road to Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion 2020 Synthesis Report (PDF)

October 2013
Can the world achieve global financial inclusion by 2020? Throughout 2013 the many participants in FI2020 came together in asking this question to build a shared vision for the future of financial inclusion and develop a common roadmap guiding how to achieve it. In this report, with the insights from this collaboration, we look at what financial inclusion is, why it matters, and why we’re confident it can be achieved in the foreseeable future.


Opening: The Case for Financial Inclusion Now

Opening Remarks: Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Company

Opening Remarks: Michael Corbat, CEO, Citi

Michel Khalaf (President, EMEA, MetLife) Martyn Parker (Chairman, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re) Moderator: Alexia Latortue (Deputy Assistant Secretary, Development Finance and Debt, U.S. Treasury)

A discussion of factors that put financial inclusion by 2020 within reach – income growth, new technologies, and government prioritization – followed by an exploration of those factors in the context of insurance.