The webinar presented the results of the study on “Financial Inclusion in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries: A survey of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia“.

  At the debate EMEA and EMANES researchers and experts discussed the state of Financial Inclusion in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, the barriers to achieving FI, and the regulatory framework and policies used to promote FI in each country, in addition to the challenges and opportunities brought by the COVID pandemic. Agenda Welcome Address: Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), Director, Euro-Mediterranean and Africa Network for Economic Studies and Professor The Bayes Business School (Former CASS) Moderator: Mais Shaban, Research Fellow at EMEA and an Assistant professor at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan   Panellist(s): Sandra Challita, Assistant Professor at ESDES Business School in Lyon, Research Fellow at EMEA and EMANES Coordinator, France Yeganeh Forouheshfar, Researcher at EMEA Serena Sandri, Associate Professor at the School of Management and Logistic Sciences at German Jordanian University*   Discussant(s): Claudia Girardone, Professor of Banking and Finance at Essex Business School of the University of Essex, Director of the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) and the Director of Research, and member of EMANES Scientific committee Atilla Yücel, Policy Advisor for Sustainable Digital Financial Systems at the German Government’s Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)   Link to publication Video: