APEC as a Force for Financial inclusion, 2008

The forthcoming APEC leaders meeting in Lima, Peru, in November 2008, presents a significant opportunity to place the objective of increasing financial inclusion for the poor at the forefront of current policy agendas.

A proposed APEC Finance Ministers Initiative, should it be endorsed, will help achieve improved financial inclusion in APEC’s developing economies. Successful progress toward this objective will help mitigate the effects of international financial sector uncertainty on the world’s poorest.

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