ADB Third Asia Forum
There are 1.7 billion people who are outside of the formal banking and financial system, more than half of which are in Asia and the Pacific. They struggle with high fees and risky systems to undertake even simple financial transactions. In order to improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable, it is crucial to connect marginalized populations with the broader economy. As we have entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the use of digital technology in financial services can offer new ways to bring them out of financial darkness.
The Third Finance Forum will envision the future of inclusive finance by discussing how new technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain, the rapid expansion of mobile payments and digital banking, are helping to bring financial services to unbanked communities.
- ADB Headquarters
- 6 ADB Ave, Wack-Wack Village, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila,