Chairperson (India) and director, HSBC Asia Pacific, Naina Lal Kidwai, writes a blog for the Economic Times on the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project report which ranked India ninth among 21 countries in financial and digital inclusion efforts. The ranking was based on four dimensions of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of traditional and digital financial services.
India trails countries like Kenya, South Africa and Brazil. The silver lining is that the government is committed to inclusive growth where financial inclusion plays a crucial role in helping provide numerous benefits through the strengthening of the banking system, better access to financial resources and transparent governance.
Jonathan D. Pollack will moderate a discussion with Ambassador Frank Wisner on potential nuclear conflicts in Asia and shifting U.S. nuclear policy on April 1.