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India's Financial System: Building the Foundation for Strong and Sustainable Growth

Date & Time

Apr. 25, 2023
11:30am – 1:00pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center



India’s economy is currently one of the fastest growing in the world, and the second largest on the whole (in purchasing power terms). However, India’s future economic development will require its financial sector to play a critical role. This event, organized by the Wilson Center’s South Asia Institute in partnership with the International Monetary Fund, focused on a new IMF study on India’s financial sector and how it can be used to support growth and reduce vulnerabilities. Event speakers discussed the linkages between the financial sector and growth, improvements in bank lending to foster productivity, and measures to further develop India’s corporate bond market. The event also focused on India’s efforts to leverage digitalization to foster financial inclusion, how the financial system can help address climate issues, supporting reforms that could help the financial sector better support India’s growth potential, and the challenges that remain.

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A photo of Nada Choueiri

Nada Choueiri

India Mission Chief, IMF
A photo of Alfred Schipke

Alfred Schipke

Director, Singapore Regional Training Institute, IMF
A photo of Jarkko Turunen

Jarkko Turunen

Deputy Division Chief, Asia Pacific Department, IMF
A photo of Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf

Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf

Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
A photo of Viral V. Acharya

Viral V. Acharya

Professor of Economics, New York University
Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy

Director, Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition

Hosted By

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) serves as the bridge between technologists, policymakers, industry, and global stakeholders.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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