Friday | 07 Oct 2022

EMEA announces the research debate webinar “Financial Inclusion in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries: A survey of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia”

The second webinar in the EMEA – EMANES research debate series will take place on Wednesday 09 February 2022, 15:00 CET, and it will present the results of the study on “Financial Inclusion in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries: A survey of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia“.

This study provides an in-depth analysis of the state of Financial Inclusion (FI) in five countries in the South and East Mediterranean: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. The analysis is based on a survey conducted by the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) researchers using interviews, literature research and secondary data. The main aim is to investigate the salient features of FI, the barriers to achieving FI, and the regulatory framework and policies used to promote FI in each country.

At the debate EMEA and EMANES researchers and experts will discuss the state of FI 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)

 

The EMEA-EMANES research debate series presents new studies and topics of research by EMEA, EMANES researchers and partners for discussion and debate