What s new in the financial inclusion literature

What’s new in the financial inclusion literature?

An IMF conference on financial inclusion showed that one research methodology doesn’t fit all. This post summarises some new developments which were showcased at a recently available IMF conference on financial inclusion.


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The other day, I had the honour and pleasure of co-organising a conference on financial inclusion at the IMF with Andrea Presbitero and my former colleague Sole Martinez Peria. Nine papers, mostly work happening, were presented. Together they gave nice insights on where in fact the financial inclusion literature stands. These papers also showed the way the literature has matured in the last a decade, with big questions no more receiving simple-but-qualified answers, and new questions arising.