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Asia

Priority lending programs

Description

By encouraging financial intermediaries to carry out targeted lending programs, governments can promote access to finance for inclusive businesses. Priority lending programs can allocate a certain portion of a country’s total lending budget to a few key sectors or regions where inclusive businesses tend to be most active, such as agriculture, health, education, energy, water, and sanitation. 

Additionally, governments can increase access to finance for inclusive businesses by encouraging banks to directly support these businesses in specific regions or communities and by attracting banks and other mainstream institutions to invest in funds that finance them. It is important to note that improvements in access to finance for inclusive businesses are not dependent on banks alone, but there is also a growing group of non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) funding these businesses.

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G20 Inclusive Business Report for the 2016 Summit

TTNET: Increasing internet literacy among low income communities of Turkey

TTNET is the first Turkish firm to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with their commitment to broaden internet access and literacy training. Turkey’s largest internet company pledged to expand internet access and educational opportunities to remote areas in Turkey by 2015.

Recognizing that economic barriers to technology can hinder the growth and development of all income groups and broaden the socioeconomic gap, TTNET is working hard to change the landscape.

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