GSR-2016 Best Practice Guidelines
The overarching theme of the 16th edition of GSR being "Be Empowered, Be Included: Building Blocks for Smart Societies in a Connected World", participants engaged in a global constructive dialogue to explore synergies and ways to strengthen collaboration and cooperation between the telecom/ICT and financial sectors. The aim was to identify smart ICT policy and regulatory measures needed to enable collaborative regulation and an inclusive dialogue across sectors, this year focusing in particular on fostering an enabling environment for access to inclusive digital financial services, especially for the underserved and underbanked.
Regulators were invited, as part of the GSR consultation process, to identify pro-active collaborative policy and smart ICT regulatory measures needed to facilitate access to and the development of digital financial services:
- identify topics of relevance to stakeholders of the digital finance ecosystem,
- addressing regulatory overlaps between the ICT/Telecommunication and Financial Services sectors,
- defining new regulatory approaches to ICT/telecommunication policy and regulation, in particular in an era of collaborative regulation.
Contributions were coordinated by H.E Yasser ElKady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Egypt and GSR-16 Chair.
Best practice guidelines
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