The idea of financial inclusion is not a new one, it gained currency since 2015 when at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group there was a commitment made to nurture the idea of universal access and take that forward by 2020.
In fact it got further support in the G20 in 2017 when measurable commitments were added in terms of the action agenda to take financial inclusion forward.
It is a trying time for the global economy as the pandemic continues to rage on and that has widened the inequities across a whole bunch of different sectors.
This is also the time for the governments and the private sector to look at ways to collaborate to ensure that they deliver on the idea of inclusion.
In this episode of Global Dialogues, CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan spoke to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the co-founder of Microsoft.Watch this video for more.