Policy and Ecosystem Development supports policymakers, regulators, and supervisors as they face an increasingly complex and data-rich market for financial services. We help our clients throughout the policy cycle, from policy design and implementation through impact evaluation. To enable smarter, proportional, risk-based regulation, we work with our clients to develop technology-enabled solutions for the collection, analysis and use of data by financial authorities. We do so with the aim to foster innovation and create competitive markets while ensuring that consumers are treated fairly. This area of work is informed by the customer and business value propositions and the emerging fintech world through collaboration with the other BFA practice areas.
We help policymakers to evaluate (i) how regulation has impacted business models, product development, and customer adoption; and (ii) the potential impacts of proposed regulatory reforms.View Project
We work with regulators and innovators to prototype technologies that help financial authorities i) improve market oversight; ii) reduce providers’ cost of compliance; and iii) inform policy design through evidence extracted from data generated from the market and customer experience.View Project
Policy and Ecosystem Development helps financial authorities make informed decisions and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of policy making. By helping policymakers, regulators, and supervisors to better understand the financial inclusion marketplace and the needs of providers and consumers, we help them to (i) create a conducive business environment that fosters innovation while ensuring fair treatment of customers and (ii) provide all stakeholders with a clear vision of the future of inclusive financial systems.
In the Digital Frontiers Institute’s (DFI) second webinar for Financial Inclusion Week 2016, DFI’s David Porteous and Mackenzie Wallace, currently policy advisor for digital finance at USAID discussed the emergence of regtech and its ability to amplify the voice of the consumer, highlighting the work of the CFPB.