Wall Street Journal Launches the Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

For the third year, The Wall Street Journal invites nonprofit and for-profit enterprises to enter “The Financial Inclusion Challenge” competition and to showcase their solutions to the problems of financial access for the poor in the Asia-Pacific region.

The competition is part of an editorial initiative aimed at providing insight into the challenges and triumphs faced in creating financial access for some of the more than two billion people globally who are largely excluded from basic financial services.

To enter the challenge, please complete the application and submit it by March 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. Hong Kong time).

An independent panel of judges will assess the solutions, their impact on financial inclusion in Asia-Pacific, and how innovative they are relative to the work already being done in the field. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but their product or service must focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: The Wall Street Journal (link opens in a new window)

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