The Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion is a policy initiative under the APEC Finance Ministers’ Process that has been entrusted to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and managed by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC). The Forum provides an important opportunity for stakeholders to review current trends, recent achievements, ongoing challenges and opportunities relative to financial inclusion in the region. The primary purpose of the Forum is to provide priority recommendations to APEC policy makers and regulators to progress financial inclusion throughout the region. The agenda for the 2017 ABAC Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion provided a platform to facilitate discussions amongst nearly 200 key financial inclusion stakeholders to develop recommendations in a collaborative forum for policy reform and strengthening. This report includes an overview of these recommendations.
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