Broadening financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa

•    The recent IMF and World Bank annual meetings focused on how to achieve more inclusive growth, particularly in low-income, fragile economies.
•    Despite instances of significant financial innovation, financial inclusion in lower-income countries is uneven, especially in the regional case of sub-Saharan Africa.
•    Increased banking coverage must happen simultaneously with the necessary, domestic macro-prudential policies that protect against the greater risks of transmitting financial shocks.



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