Mon Nov 26 HKT - Tue Nov 27 HKT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Nov 26 12:00am - Tue Nov 27 12:00am
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Financial inclusion is increasingly recognized as among the most important potential contributors to sustainable and inclusive economic development. It has been listed as an overt priority by leading multilateral organizations including the Asian Development Bank. Efforts that extend financial services to those without should help households smooth out consumption, increase savings, and ease cash shortages. With more access to finance, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) would gain a potentially important source of investment that facilitates better competitiveness, higher productivity, and integration into international trade networks.