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Tayo Oviosu: Technology Draws More Nigerians Into Banking Fold

June 16, 2017

Tayo Oviosu, speaking at IMF World-Bank Spring meetings panel on Digital Financial Inclusion (IMF photo).

More than two billion people worldwide are without bank accounts, and only one in three adults in sub-Saharan Africa have access to any type of financial services. But Tayo Oviosu, Founder of Nigeria’s leading mobile payment platform says financial technology—or fintech, is making access to finance possible for millions of un-banked Nigerians.


Tayo Oviosu, Founder and CEO of Paga, Nigeria’s mobile payment platform.

Ian Goldin: Disruptive Changes That Will Transform the World

June 07, 2017

Ian Goldin says the present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery (IMF photo).

While science and technology propel us into the future at what some would describe as breakneck speed, Oxford University’s Ian Goldin says we should draw from the past because we’ve been here before. In this podcast, Goldin compares the social division, political extremism and insecurity of the first Age of Discovery in the 15th Century, with what is happening today.


Ian Goldin, founding director of the Oxford Martin School, and Professor of Globalization and Development at Oxford University.

Christine Lagarde: Millennials and the Future of Work

May 31, 2017

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (IMF photo)

While millions of young people enter the labor market every year, the chance of landing a traditional full-time job with benefits are getting slim. Global youth unemployment is on the rise and many young people are opting to work in what’s known as the sharing economy. In this podcast, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde shares her thoughts about policies that might help today’s youth better adapt to the changing nature of work.

Read Christine Lagarde’s Straight Talk about millennials and the future of work, in the June 2017 edition of Finance and Development magazine.


Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

Mohamed El-Erian: New Life for the SDR?

May 26, 2017

Mohamed El-Erian, speaking at IMF World-Bank Spring Meetings (IMF photo).

The IMF’s Special Drawing Rights have failed to gain real traction in the international monetary system, but Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and former IMF Deputy Director, believes a greater role for the SDR in global markets could help strengthen the world economy.


Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, and former IMF Deputy Director.

Patrick Murck: The Changing Face of Financial Services

May 12, 2017

Patrick Murck, speaking at the FinTech and the Transormation of Financial Services seminar during 2017 IMF World-Bank Spring meetings (IMF photo)

FinTech—or financial technology—is poised to revolutionize how the world does business. It could open new kinds of markets to many more people, but it could also threaten our financial privacy or make illicit financial transactions easier. In this podcast, Fintech expert Patrick Murck describes the coming transformation and its pitfalls.


Patrick Murck, fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and a Special Counsel at Cooley LLP.


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