Financial Development and Financial Inclusion

3 August to 14 August

This training course incorporates Financial Development and Rural Financing whilst simultaneously ensuring financial inclusion which plays a major role in ensuring equity in development. Globally, quite a large fraction of the population in the developing world face exclusion from getting basic services and this is mostly in rural areas.

This training workshop in Financial Development, Inclusion and Rural Financing uses a set of financial variables related to development and inclusion. The gaps between developing countries in Africa and other developing countries with similar degrees of economic development has continued. The training further explores the determinants of financial development and inclusion. There is evidence that a recent innovation in financial services, mobile banking noted, has helped to overcome infrastructural problems and improve financial access and financial inclusiveness

In this ATI workshop, our delegates are taken through Standards to measure financial development and inclusion, Strategic options for Rural financing. Aspects included in this are the potential and impediments for financial development in developing countries, Level of financial development, financial inclusion and exclusion in developing countries relative to that of developing countries, Practical implementation of projects in development countries, especially in Rural Financing and Success stories in development projects. This workshop, will also deepen delegates’ understanding of Rural Financing, a scope designed to promote sustainable change in social and economic relations and supporting the goals of growth and development in the rural economy, through financing of sustainable enterprises.

Target Audience: 

The course is designed for Accountants, Treasury Managers, Project Managers, Financial Chief Information Officers, Chief Financial Officers, NGOs Staff, Bankers, Entrepreneurs, and those who wish to understand financial models and the importance of investment finance (loans)

Course Outcomes: 
  • Upon completing this workshop, the delegates should be able to:


  • Measure the degree of financial development and inclusion for a country or countries using a wide range of standard indicators
  • Identify the importance of standard indicators and recognize the possible need to collect detailed statistical data to understand the extent of financial development
  • Make use of financial variables to compare the levels of Financial Development and Financial Inclusion and exclusion between developing Countries
  • Use Financial analytical data models to understand the impact of economic policies on the levels of Financial Inclusiveness
  • Understand the importance of finance in economic development, both at the macro-level and at the level of individual livelihoods.
  • Ensure that we are clear as to what we mean by ‘rural finance’, what can and cannot usefully be included within the term.
  • Use sustainable livelihoods approach to look holistically at rural livelihoods and to identify the various components that enable rural people to improve their livelihoods
  • Outline how financial services are essential for rural economic development, and list inherent challenges of rural financial markets