Wednesday, November 23, 2016

12 December 2016: Innovations in Monetary Policy for Financial Inclusion: The Bangladesh Experience

Atiur Rahman
Former Governor, Central Bank of Bangladesh

Growth in Bangladesh, since independence- has been bottom-up and relatively labor-intensive; and hence generally inclusive. However, as the country became a lower-middle income country in 2015, ensuring growth with inclusion and equity has become the prime challenge for policy makers. Financial inclusion has been prioritized to promote social cohesion and equity. The Central Bank of Bangladesh, under the prudent leadership of Dr. Atiur Rahman has been at the fore front of this campaign. Developmental role of the Central Bank has been manifested to unprecedented extents through recent efforts of Bangladesh Bank. Dr. Rahman during his long tenure (2009-16) as the Governor of the Central Bank of Bangladesh- has led a campaign that has combined short-term business cycle fluctuation management with long-term sustainability agenda. The end result has been a stunning macroeconomic stability with significant outcome of inclusive finance. He will be sharing his experience regarding innovations in monetary policy for financial inclusion.

Date: December 12, 2016
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)


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