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Financial Inclusion for Development: Better Access to Financial Services for Women, the Poor, and Migrant Workers

Access to financial services is central for development and is mentioned in several goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The importance of reducing the transaction costs of remittances is also acknowledged in the agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Financial inclusion has become a key policy agenda of many countries, since it can contribute to poverty reduction.

This study examines the importance of improving access to financial services as a policy objective to achieve sustainable development that “leaves no one behind”