Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities—New Online Course
The University of Salamanca, Spain, recently announced the launch of a new online course on Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities.
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Registration for the MOOC on "Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities" can be accessed through https://miriadax.net/web/inclusion-financiera-retos-y-posibilidades
For the first time a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) addresses financial inclusion as a key to development and economic growth, and reduction of poverty and social inequality. This is an important branch of economics, until now absent from university curricula. A cross-cutting theme that is already attracting the interest of hundreds of students and professionals involved in decision making through NGOs, schools and institutions.
Three Professors of Applied Economics at the University of Salamanca — Dr. Fernando Rodriguez Dr. Jose Ignacio Sanchez-Macías and Dr. Victoria Muriel-Patino — teach this course with emphasis on financial inclusion as an important macroeconomic viewpoint but also as a key element to avoid social exclusion.
Millions of people in the world do not have a checking account at a bank, cannot save, or get insurance and that leads to serious consequences. This exclusion results in the inability to access basic education or housing, or to implement projects or businesses, and makes populations more vulnerable to the unforeseen.
The University of Salamanca offers this five week course, which is scheduled to start on June 7 through the MiriadaX platform. The course is a free and open to all participants and does not require prior knowledge. The course is divided into 5 modules covering the importance of the financial sector and the costs of not being included; the contribution of microfinance to financial inclusion; education for financial inclusion; developing more inclusive financial business and institutions, and public policies for financial inclusion.
Interviews of the professors at this link: https://youtu.be/mrdbUpRHS0Y
 Professors of Applied Economics at the University of Salamanca
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