Virtual Program on Fintech Supervision and Its Benefits for Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality

Monday, September 14, 2020 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This program is not open for registration. Please contact Jennifer Singh if you are interested in this program.

Program Objectives

A cross-sectorial program on how key market developments (FinTech, RegTech and SupTech) and new players offering innovative products and services (e.g., nonbank payment service providers, cloud computing, digital identification, mobile customer interfaces, among others) impact financial regulation and supervision, including how they could help improve supervision and support new supervisory approaches while providing a safe and secure medium to enable the growth of financial inclusion and gender equality. The course will also discuss mechanisms that can be used by financial supervisors to facilitate the emergence and growth of such innovation, e.g. regulatory sandboxes, fintech hub and other facilitators.

This program is designed to enhance participants’ understanding and gain a practical perspective on:

  • key developments of fintech, RegTech and SupTech globally;
  • the impact of COVID-19 on financial innovation;
  • benefits of innovation for financial system efficiency, competition, financial inclusion and gender equality;
  • risks created or enhanced with fintech;
  • regulatory treatment, supervisory and data implications of fintech including to foster gender equality and financial inclusion;
  • RegTech and SupTech opportunities and the benefits these can provide to supervisors, regulators and regulated entities, and to the wider financial system.

This is a highly interactive program which will include technical vignettes, group activities, and real life examples and case studies.

Target Audience

The program is designed for middle-to-senior level staff and managers involved directly or indirectly in regulatory and supervisory functions that control fintech-related activities, with direct or indirect impact on the implementation of financial inclusion and gender equality policies. Participants should have at least three years of working experience in financial sector supervision, or policy and regulatory analysis, including financial inclusion and gender equality policy.

Registration for this program is by invitation only.

This program will be held virtually in partnership with:


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Program Contact

Jennifer Singh