Financial Development and Financial Inclusion
Identify a framework for financial market development and financial inclusion, and why they matter for economic growth and development. Measure the degree of financial development and inclusion for a country or countries using a wide range of standard indicators and use benchmarking to compare a country to its peers. Identify strategies and policies to support the development of financial intermediaries and capital markets in a country, considering initial conditions and links between the financial sector and the macroeconomy. Understand the unique challenges SMEs face accessing finance. Describe how financial intermediaries can better tailor their products to the needs of the SMEs. Provide standard methodologies for managing risks associated with SME lending. Evaluate how government policies can improve the lending environment for SMEs and understand the role of state banks and MDBs, including their role in mitigating risks. Evaluate the benefits and costs of different financial inclusion policies and identify strategies to promote financial inclusion for households and micro-enterprises. Understand various uses of technology in the financial sector(Fintech) and how they could be used to improve the efficiency and inclusiveness of financial services without generating financial instability.
Ralph Chami|Sami Ben Naceur|Dyna Heng