Fernando De Olloqui

Lead Financial Markets Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He currently coordinates the IADB’s public sector activities on financial inclusion and has done extensive work on the role of national development banks in promoting the Region’s financial systems. Before joining the Bank, he held various posts within Mexico’s public sector, including at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the National Bank for Public Works and Services, as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He holds an MSc in development studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a master’s degree in international business administration from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM).

By Fernando De Olloqui


Small Business Finance and Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Limited acceptance of digital payments and high fees associated with using such services are two obstacles to greater financial inclusion in Latin American countries. Can these issues be solved at the retailer level, rather than the individual level?