The term “financial inclusion” has gained importance since the early 2000s, as a result of findings of financial exclusion and its direct correlation to poverty. Financial inclusion or inclusive financing is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of disadvantaged and low-income segments of society. With an estimated 2 billion working-age adults globally with no access to the types of formal financial services delivered by regulated financial institutions, Financial Inclusion is recognized as an important part of the mainstream thinking on economic development based on country leadership.
WH believes that Financial Inclusion promotes the public good and as such, financial services should be availed to the entire population without discrimination. To make this possible, WH creates innovative strategies based on practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and regulators. WH has a long track history in developing enabling environment to include and increase access to financial services for the underserved to improve their lives.
Our mission is to implement innovative solutions that promote responsible, sustainable, inclusive financial markets for the people that already are or may be affected by financial exclusion.