Badr is Assistant Director, Financial Technology Research in the Information Technology Services Department. He oversees CBDC research related to universal access, system architecture, and business model. He also maintains interests in selected topics of photonics, printed electronics, IP management and semiconductor manufacturing.

Staff discussion papers

Redefining Financial Inclusion for a Digital Age: Implications for a Central Bank Digital Currency

We explore quantitative and qualitative information about Canadians who face barriers to making digital payments. We also consider the implications of ongoing digitalization for modern financial inclusion and a potential central bank digital currency.

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