Indicus has been at the forefront of financial inclusion reforms in India. The series of comprehensive research and policy papers, covering digital technology, geography and economic challenges shaped policy and accelerated access to financial services for the poor.
Indicus Centre for Financial Inclusion (ICFI) was launched in January 2011 to enhance and consolidate the efforts of inclusion. Through expert discussions and debates, diverse stakeholders were brought under a common platform. These activities informed financial inclusion and digital payment policies in India.
INDICUS Centre for Financial Inclusion
For more than a decade, ICFI was played a key role in monitoring and catalysing reforms in the financial inclusion and digital payments domains. Over the period of 2006-2011, Dr Laveesh Bhandariand Dr Sumita Kale worked on a series of white papers on enabling financial inclusion through digital technology to overcome India’s vast geographic and economic challenges and accelerate the access of financial services for the poor. This work incorporated how policy needed to evolve with the fast-paced changes in digital technologies to improve access to financial services. The ICFI was launched in January 2011 with a view to enhance and systematize our efforts in the direction. The Centre's aim was to spur discussion and debate on different models for achieving universal financial inclusion in India, by bringing stakeholders together to chart a common roadmap. These successful set of activities contributed to the sustained and rapid maturing of financial inclusion and digital payments policies in India.
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