Abdellatif Jouahri: Opening remarks - Satellite Seminar on Financial Inclusion

Opening remarks by Mr Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of the Bank of Morocco, at the Bank of Morocco - CEMLA - IFC Satellite Seminar on Financial Inclusion at the 61st ISI World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, 14 July 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
14 July 2017

Honorable Chair of the Irving Fisher Committee,
Honorable Governor of the BEAC,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Morocco on the occasion of this international seminar on financial inclusion, which will focus on data and their important role in developing policies and strategies that take into account on-the-ground realities and then measuring and assessing the impact of these policies.

First of all, I would like to thank our partners, the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics and the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies for their valuable contribution to the organization of this event, held as usual on the sidelines of the 61st World Statistics Congress.

The topic of our meeting further underscores the importance that central banks and international standardization bodies attach to financial inclusion.