The Events of 2019

International Summit on Financial Inclusion

24 to 26, May 2017

Thimphu, Bhutan

The International Financial Inclusion Summit is the inaugural BEFIT event, organized by the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan and the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies. The summit was hosted in Thimphu, Bhutan on May 24-26, 2017.

The RMA and RIGSS are proud to have partnered with the International Finance Corporation in organizing this event.

The summit brought together regulators, policy makers and financial service providers to share and discuss best practices and experiences to foster a dialogue on how to enhance access to finance.Under the overall theme of “equitable growth through financial inclusion”, the summit aimed to facilitate a broader understanding of innovative financial inclusion, including digital financial services,with a focus on micro finance, SME finance and agri-finance.

The summit has also provideda platform for Bhutanese policy makers, regulators, service providers and local government representatives to share their experiences and learn from global best practices.The summit has assistedBhutanese authorities in drafting a national financial inclusion strategy to serve as the roadmap for Bhutan’s financial inclusion activities.The main proceedings of the summit wasdocumented and published. The summit has also offered networking opportunities.

In addition, RIGSS also hosted its flagship Friday Forum Lecture during the summit.


Royal Banquet Hall
Dechen Lam