Philippines launches inclusion initiative in memory of Espenilla

Nestor Espenilla
Nestor Espenilla

The Central Bank of the Philippines has launched a new financial inclusion platform in honour of the institution’s late governor, Nestor Espenilla, who passed away earlier this year.

In a speech on March 26, new governor Benjamin Diokno announced the launch of the Institute for Growth and National Inclusion, Transformation and Empowerment (Ignite).

“Ignite is a multi-stakeholder, research-based and data-driven advocacy. It is a social transformation platform that leverages on technology to

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