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

May 17, 2022

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Governments worldwide are putting increasing focus on fintech: both in terms of encouraging the growth of fintech ecosystems but also exploring and experimenting with their own use of fintech to improve their operations and the delivery of citizen services.

The fintech boom has, naturally, been accompanied by reports ranking fintech hotspots and private-sector investment trends. But public sector engagement and investment in fintech is less consistently tracked.

One example of an index that has sprung up is the Arab Monetary Fund’s ‘Index of Modern Financial Technologies in the Arab Countries’, which was launched in 2021 to ‘shed light on developments in financial technology and digital financial services’.

But, globally, which measures can – and should – be used to track and measure governments’ investment in fintech solutions? What experiences can governments share – and learn from – when it comes to comparing fintech investment across borders? 

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar


USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
British Summer Time (BST): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Summer Time (CEST): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 21:30 – 22:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 23:30 – 00:45


Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.