- Jamie ZimmermanGender Lead, Financial Services for the Poor, Global Growth & OpportunityBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Thomas LammerMember of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI)Bank for International Settlements
- Bilel JamoussiChief, Study Groups Department , Telecommunication Standardization BureauITU
- Mahesh UttamchandaniPractice Manager, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global PracticeWorld Bank Group
This session will explore the impact of COVID-19 on financial inclusion, the financial lives of individuals and firms, especially women and the poor, and will share policy approaches which have worked to mitigate risks of COVID-19. The session will also explore COVID-19 policy responses which have been accelerated by countries and contributed to a broader digital transformation to better enable digital payments and access to finance.