IMF’s Purva Khera at ICT Spring: Fintech & Financial Inclusion

The organizers of the international tech summit, which will take place next September 15th and 16th, are pleased to announce the participation of Purva Khera, Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Her presentation will focus on some of the key findings from the IMF’s latest report entitled “The Promise of Fintech: Financial Inclusion in the Post COVID-19 Era”.

 

As one of the co-authors of this report, Purva Khera highlights that during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has created new opportunities for digital financial services to accelerate and enhance financial inclusion, amid social distancing and containment measures. She adds: “at the same time, the risks emerging prior to COVID-19, as digital financial services developed, are becoming even more relevant”.

In this report, the experts answer to the following questions: is Fintech increasing financial inclusion? What are the macroeconomic implications? Are Fintech companies disrupting traditional providers? What are the risks of Fintech to financial inclusion? In her keynote speech, to take place on September 16th, during the Fintech Summit, Purva Khera will go over the report and provide the audience with industry best practices, future trends and inspiring examples.

 

Who is Purva Khera?

Purva Khera is an economist in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department. She has worked on the IMF Financial Sector Assessment of China, Brazil and Italy. Her research interests and publications have mainly focused on macro-financial linkages, financial inclusion, fintech, labor markets, informality, gender economics, and DSGE models. Purva has been actively engaged in assessing the macroeconomic impact of digitization in the financial services industry, including its role in financial inclusion. She holds a Ph.D. and MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.

 

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