Financial inclusion is a prerequisite to economic development. This has been echoed by international as well as national bodies. Studies have shown that financial exclusion has its roots in social exclusion. This indicates the depth and importance of financial inclusion in creating inclusive development. Numerous studies have revealed levels of financial inclusion with limited studies performed on the impact of financial inclusion initiatives on financial stability. This paper concludes that enhanced measures of financial inclusion which include both access and usage should be applied, since access and usage are not the same but supplementary. Informal financial services should also be included as they play a big role in developing countries.
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