Global Policy Forum

The AFI Global Policy Forum is the World's Most Important Forum for Financial Inclusion Policymakers

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) organizes the Global Policy Forum (GPF) as the keystone event for its membership. Each year, it is co-hosted by a different member institution in a different region of the world. 

AFI has more than 100 member institutions representing over 90 nations across the globe, making the GPF the most important and comprehensive forum for regulatory institutions with an interest in the promotion of financial inclusion policy. The Forum is focused on the development and improvement of national financial inclusion strategies and policies, and is used as a platform for senior financial regulators to exchange ideas and engage in peer-to-peer learning activities.

GPF 2017: Egypt



The 2017 AFI GPF will take place from 13-15 September in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and will be the showcase of the unique financial inclusion initiatives undertaken by members in the Arab region. It is expected to be the largest and most comprehensive event ever held by the Alliance.



GPF 2016: Fiji

The 2016 GPF was co-hosted by the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) in Nadi, Fiji, on 7-9 September 2016 under the theme "Building the Pillars of Sustainable Inclusion."

Ahead of the GPF, the AFI members also held the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to hear reports on AFI’s progress, particularly the network’s impact on global dialogue, as more heads of state and international organizations are highlighting the importance of financial inclusion on the development agenda and for economic growth and stability.


Read about key outcomes and highlights from the Forum in the 2016 AFI GPF Report



View key sessions from the 2016 GPF on the video embed below or click here to watch direct on Live Stream.


Past Global Policy Forums

The 2015 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: Inspiring Innovation to Advance Inclusion

The 2015 GPF brought together over 500 senior financial inclusion policymakers, regulators, international organizations and private sector partners to Maputo, Mozambique

The 2014 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: Global Partnerships, National Goals, Empowering People

Exploring global financial inclusion issues under the broad theme. ‘Global Partnerships, National Goals, Empowering People’.

The 2013 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: Driving Policies for Optimal Impact

The Forum brought together more than 400 participants from 82 countries worldwide.

The 2012 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: Making Financial Inclusion Real

The 2012 AFI Global Policy Forum Report

The 2011 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: Taking Stock, Setting Goals, Moving Forward

The 2011 AFI Global Policy Forum Report

The 2010 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: Taking Financial Inclusion to the Next Level

The 2010 AFI Global Policy Forum Report

The 2009 Global Policy Forum (GPF) Report: A Marketplace of Ideas

The 2009 AFI Global Policy Forum Report