Serey Chea, Director General of the Bank of Cambodia, will speak at GovInsider Live in Bangkok on 16 October 2019.

Chea will share her vision for financial inclusion and how she is easing the adoption of digital payment services in the country. In 2016, only 59% of the population had access to formal banking services. Cambodia’s central bank has a mandate to improve financial inclusion with the use of technology.

This year, the central bank will launch the Cambodia Share Switch, which requires financial institutions in Cambodia that issue chip cards as payment instruments to be interoperable with each other.

Similarly, digital payments will help to tamp down corruption in the country. “That’s in a way how the national bank is contributing to the government’s effort in tackling corruption – through increased transparency and efficiency in payment transactions,” Chea told GovInsider.

GovInsider Live is backed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and National Innovation Agency of Thailand. Join over 1,000 senior officials from Asian Governments to discuss the future of government.

Register here to join us at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok on 16 October.