“I think almost all countries these days believe in the value of financial inclusion,” Villasenor argues. “But to go beyond the high-level statement that financial inclusion is a goal to the more nuts and bolts task of actually implementing the policies and creating the regulatory environment to actually promote it takes time and commitment. Those are the kinds of things that, to actually advance financial inclusion, need to happen.”
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“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.