Good data vital for effective financial inclusion policies

Bangladesh Bank's Atiur Rahman is a strong proponent of financial inclusion

Central banks are becoming increasingly interested in boosting financial inclusion, seeing its potential for welfare benefits, better policy transmission, and even greater financial stability, but gathering reliable data on the subject remains challenging.

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) yesterday released the latest bulletin from its Irving Fisher Committee, a group of central bankers that meets to discuss issues relevant to statistics. The bulletin presents the proceedings of a co

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