Webinars

Global Government Forum and its sister publication Global Government Fintech runs regular webinars attracting public servants from around the world, with some aimed at top-level civil servants and others at a wider public sector audience.

Women in developing economies are typically less likely than men to have a bank account. As an example, Pakistan’s national payments strategy has highlighted that, as of 2019, only 21.3 per cent of adults in the country have a transaction account and, of these, only seven per cent are held by women. The World Bank and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) network and New York City-headquartered NGO Women’s World Banking, published a report in 2020 – ‘Digital Cash Transfers in the Time of Covid-19: Opportunities and Considerations for Women’s Inclusion and Empowerment’ – setting out considerations for policymakers. How can fintech solutions help?
July 5, 2022
Global
Fintech
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Global Government Fintech’s webinar will seek to assess the challenges with implementing a national digital ID scheme; and explore the nexus between national digital ID schemes and public authorities’ exploration and adoption of fintech solutions.
September 6, 2022
Global
Fintech
With the vast majority of central banks stepping up their explorations or experiments with digital money, we explore that central bank digital currencies could provide to governments. These could include boosting financial inclusion and programmability (programmable money). What are the biggest potential benefits to government of retail CBDCs? How important are technology choices to realising these benefits?
September 20, 2022
Global
Fintech
The webinar will also seek to identify and explore areas where AI may have the greatest untapped potential for governments (related to public finances). Questions include: - In which areas of service delivery (related to public finances) are AI solutions proving most useful, and how? - What have governments learned about the opportunities, risks and challenges when using AI tools? - How are governments handling concerns such as ‘algorithmic bias’? - How can and should governments keep up to date on AI solutions? - What are the biggest challenges with procuring and implementing AI solutions?
October 4, 2022
Global
Fintech
Global Government Fintech’s webinar will seek to take stock of governments’ engagement with fintech solutions to date and explore where government officials see as the areas with greatest potential.
November 17, 2022
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Forum/Global Government Fintech webinar discussed: What were the greatest challenges faced by small businesses as the pandemic continued? How have public and private sectors collaborated to drive economic resilience and digitisation among small business during the pandemic? How can governments best help small businesses understand and plan for the world beyond COVID-19?
October 1, 2020
Global
Fintech
At this Global Government Forum/Global Government Fintech webinar, we discussed: the challenges faced by the tourism industry; the areas in which public and private sector collaboration can mitigate the impact of the pandemic; and how governments can harness technology to accelerate recovery.
November 19, 2020
Global
Fintech
This Global Government Forum/Global Government Fintech webinar, supported by our knowledge partner Mastercard, convened representatives of governments to discuss how increasingly digital ways of working can help societies and economies to rebuild, reset and recover.
January 19, 2021
Global
Fintech
Most central banks are researching or experimenting with central bank digital currencies (CBDC) - an increasingly hot topic across the globe. With central banks collectively representing one fifth of the world’s population likely to launch retail CBDCs in the next three years (according to BIS), this webinar – supported by our knowledge partner Amazon Web Services – examined the different technological solutions that will deliver CBDCs.
April 22, 2021
Global
Fintech
At this Global Government Forum webinar, experts from national governments and the private sector explored the issues around transforming and digitising tax systems – identifying the main challenges and discussing the policies, capabilities and systems required to overcome them.
September 21, 2021
Global
Fintech