Publication: Payment Aspects of Financial Inclusion
Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures
World Bank Group
In recent years, a number of reports have been prepared by organizations on financial inclusion, a topic whose importance is increasingly being recognized. However, few of these reports have addressed what may be called the “payment aspects” of financial inclusion. In cases where the topics of payment systems and payment services have been raised in the context of financial inclusion, discussion has focused only on specific aspects of payments, such as mobile payments, rather than on the payment system in its entirety. Understanding payments in a holistic sense, including how individual elements relate to one other, is crucial to an understanding of financial inclusion and to promoting broader access to and usage of financial services. This report provides an analysis of the payment aspects of financial inclusion, on the basis of which it sets out guiding principles designed to assist countries that seek to advance financial inclusion in theirmarkets through payments.
“Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures; World Bank Group. 2016. Payment Aspects of Financial Inclusion; Payment Aspects of Financial Inclusion. © Bank for International Settlements and World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24806 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”