AFI and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) unveil 2017 AFI Global Policy Forum logo

February 14th, 2017

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) unveil 2017 AFI Global Policy Forum logo and theme

The 2017 theme for the GPF is “Exploring Diversity, Promoting Inclusion”. The theme highlights the diversity of the world’s unbanked, as well as among the AFI members and partners. The GPF theme is a recognition that achieving financial inclusion for the world’s unbanked, requires a fully inclusive approach to…

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AFI DFS and GSP Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Ghana

February 10th, 2017

AFI Digital Financial Services (DFS) and Global Standards Proportionality (GSP) Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Ghana

AFI members and partners from around the world will converge in Accra, Ghana from 20-23 February for the Alliance’s first Working Group meetings of 2017.

The working groups will hold a joint session to begin these meetings, providing an opportunity to discuss common priority issues, look for complementary…

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AfDB and AFI sign MoU to enhance access to financial services on the continent

February 1st, 2017

AfDB and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion sign MoU to enhance access to financial services on the continent

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 1, 2017 –The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance access to quality financial services on the continent on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement aims to create a…

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Bali conference participants see financial inclusion as a way to strengthen financial stability

December 16th, 2016

Bali conference participants see financial inclusion as a way to strengthen financial stability

More than 100 participants across 30 countries from AFI members and partner organizations participated in the global conference “Maximizing the power of financial access: finding an optimal balance between financial inclusion and financial stability” held in Bali, Indonesia, on November 30th & December 1st. The conference was co-hosted by Bank…

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Costa Rica’s SUGEF sees usage and quality of financial services as key for microcredit success

December 14th, 2016

Costa Rica’s SUGEF sees usage and quality of financial services as key for microcredit success
 

In August 2016, over 200 practitioners and policymakers gathered in Costa Rica for a workshop on the impact of microcredit and the regulatory response to these trends in formal finance. Eight experts from the AFI network were on hand to share their experiences on provision and supervision of microcredit.
 
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High-Level Policy Forum on “Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Arab World”

December 6th, 2016

High-Level Policy Forum on “Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Arab World” looks to create a new initiative for the Arab region

 

Financial policymakers and regulators from Arab countries met on Jordan’s Dead Sea coast 22 -23 November 2016 at the High-Level Policy Forum on “Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Arab World”.
 
The Forum, co-organized by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), the Arab Monetary…

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Brasil’s unique approach to financial inclusion

December 6th, 2016

Brasil’s unique approach to financial inclusion highlighted during 6th International Week of Financial Citizenship

The 6th International Week of Financial Citizenship (IWFC - 2016) – a Joint Learning Programme, organised by Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) and AFI is being held in Brasília from 5-9 December, 2016. The event is being led by the International Affairs Department (DERIN) of BCB and is being attended by 20 participants from 13 AFI…

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AFI launches FILAC, an historic financial inclusion initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean

November 21st, 2016

AFI launches FILAC, an historic financial inclusion initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean

The city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, was witness to financial inclusion history last week with the launch of the Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean, or FILAC. The launch was part of two-day event that took place from 15-16 November 2016, organized by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) with support…

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Financial Inclusion and gender to take spotlight at high-level policy forum in Jordan

November 21st, 2016

Financial Inclusion and gender to take the spotlight at high-level policy forum in Jordan

 

More than 120 policy makers and financial sector experts will be gathering on the coast of the Dead Sea in Jordan this week to discuss strategic policy developments for the financial inclusion of women in the Arab world. Set to take place from 22-23 November the event will feature, His Excellency, Dr. Ziad Fariz, the Governor of the Central…

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A new financial inclusion initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean

November 14th, 2016

A new financial inclusion initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean is set to impact the regulatory environment of the region 

On 15th of November, AFI policymakers from across Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Cartagena, Colombia to witness the launch of the newest regional initiative from the AFI network.  This launch will take place as the highlight of a two-day forum held under the theme of “Partnerships for Prosperity…

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