Sri Lanka unveils first national financial inclusion strategy

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka with support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has unveiled a financial inclusion strategy aimed at making financial services more accessible, efficient, and affordable for all households and businesses in the country. The strategy has four pillars: increase access to digital finance and payments; boost access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs); protect financial consumers; and improve financial literacy among consumers, including women.