The role of artificial intelligence in promoting financial inclusion in developing countries

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Nir B. Kshetri, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: According to the World Bank’s Global Findex database, about 1.7 billion adults were unbanked in 2017, which means that they lacked an account with a formal financial institution or a mobile money provider. Most of the unbanked population is in developing countries. In South Sudan, for instance, only 9% of the adults had a bank account. Similarly, about 70% of the population in Latin America is unbanked or underbanked (Rojas-Torres, Kshetri, Hanafi, & Kouki, 2021). Likewise, according to the International Finance Corporation, over 200 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries lack access to financial services.

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Journal of Global Information Technology Management 24(1).
Language: English
Date: 2021
editorial, financial technology, artificial intelligence

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