Dr. Kholiquzzaman speaks on finance situation in rural areas in “First FIN-B International Conference and Inclusive Fair 2019” organised by the Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, chairman of the Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development, said Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation was working to address the limitations in access to finance in rural areas and to reduce the gender gap through partner organisations.
He also said the financially insolvent should have access to financial institutions and it should be ensured through financial inclusion.
The poor should be provided with financial services, health and education, the economist added.
He observed that the positive impacts of financial services were not limited to individual and household levels.
Ahmad said financial and non-financial interventions were necessary to ensure socio- economic progress and human dignity, which played a vital role to ensure participation in social activities and increase self-esteem.