2016 GPFI White Paper – Standard-Setters and Inclusion

This blog series shares insights on crosscutting topics addressed in Global Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion: The Evolving Landscape, the new 2016 White Paper published by the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), marking progress and flagging issues for the path ahead, as the standard setters adjust to a fast-changing picture.

Posts in this series

Woman on mobile phone, Rwanda
09 January 2017
Interoperability can greatly expand the reach and usefulness of financial services for the poor. What do regulators need to know about the complex interplay between interoperability and financial inclusion?
Man on a motorbike talks on a mobile phone, India
06 September 2016
A 2016 GPFI white paper highlighted privacy and data security risks in digital financial services, asking international financial Standard-Setting Bodies (SSBs) to pay attention. Why are they concerned, and what steps can SSBs take to improve data security?
Woman works on her laptop while others watch, India
18 July 2016
“Crowdfunding” is market-based financing where small amounts of funds are raised from large numbers of individual sources. While crowdfunding has the potential to become the next big thing for financial inclusion, risks for both borrowers and lenders need to be better understood.
Hands exchanging cash
09 June 2016
Since 2011, financial Standard-Setting Bodies (SSBs) have taken fundamental steps on financial inclusion. However, a new GPFI White Paper observes that little progress has been made on understanding financial exclusion risks. What are these risks, and what can be done to address them?
A man uses a magnifier to repair a camera.
26 April 2016
Lack of supervisory capacity is one of the key challenges facing financial sector supervisors in emerging markets. A risk-based approach to supervision helps to strategically allocate scarce resources and to prioritize interventions according to identified risks.