Building an Effective Ecosystem for Financial Inclusion – Are the Enablers in Place?The fact that penetration of financial services in India remains abysmal in most parts of the country, despite an ongoing debate on commercialization, clearly outlines the narrow view taken on microfinance and its outreach. Effectiveness of a microfinance organization goes up many notches if it has adequate support to implement partnerships that go beyond credit - here the role of regulators, technology providers, investors, insurance providers and corporates trying to reach out to new markets is critical. Microfinance Institutions seem to struggle in gaining the right comfort with the ecosystem; in taking microfinance beyond credit to holistic financial inclusion and the panel intends to find out why.
Ramesh Ramanathan (Janalaxmi Financial Services)
Henk Nijland (FMO)
Ulhas Deshpande (IntelleCash)
Dr. Prakash Bakshi (NABARD)
Representative, Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Mathew Titus (Sa Dhan)