Keeping track of fintech: how should governments measure fintech’s growing importance?

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May 17, 2022

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As governments worldwide put increasing focus on encouraging fintech, which measures can – and should – be used to track and measure growth? One example of an index is the Arab Monetary Fund’s ‘Index of Modern Financial Technologies in the Arab Countries’, launched in 2021 to ‘shed light on developments in financial technology and digital financial services’.


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