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Financial Development and Financial Inclusion

Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

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Session No.: JV 22.24

Location: Vienna, Austria

Date: July 18-29, 2022 (2 weeks)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks and government agencies dealing with regulation of the financial sector. Preference is given to applicants working on issues directly related to financial development and inclusion.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of economics or finance, or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of econometrics is helpful but not required. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed the online FinancialDevelopment and Financial Inclusion (FDFIx) course.

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    Course Description

    "Disclosure: Due to COVID 19, courses will be delivered in person, hybrid, or virtual, according to safety guidelines. As of today, this course is scheduled to be delivered in person in Vienna, but its delivery method may change. By submitting your application, you confirm your availability to participate in the course either in person or virtually. Up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination is likely to be required and related information may be requested from participants for in-person courses. " Please note that if this course is delivered virtually, it will run for one week only.

    This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, explains the macroeconomic relevance of financial development and inclusion. Beginning with an analysis that defines the role of finance in the economy, the course presents a framework for financial market development; identifying the main players and instruments, as well as highlighting the obstacles that could impede the development of such markets as well as policies that encourage the development of financial markets. The course introduces financial inclusion as an integral dimension of financial development—a perspective that has only recently received attention. The course reviews the indicators currently used to measure financial inclusion, its macroeconomic impact, and the main policy strategies usually pursued to encourage inclusion. The course makes use of extensive case studies, groupwork and workshops to ensure that participants are gain practical experience that is useful for to their jobs. 

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the main players and instruments needed for financial market development.
    • Measure the degree of financial development and inclusion for a country or countries using a wide range of standard indicators.
    • Use a simple analytical model to predict the likely outcomes of different policies on financial inclusion. 
    • Assess policy options and strategies for financial development and inclusion from a macroeconomic perspective by identifying potential tradeoffs and possible impediments.
    • Formulate a strategy for policies to support financial development in a country, taking into account initial conditions and links between the financial sector and the macroeconomy.
       
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