De-Risking, FinTech and Gender in focus at the 9th Annual G-24/AFI Roundtable in Washington DC

April 21st, 2017

De-Risking, FinTech and Gender in focus at the 9th Annual G-24/AFI Roundtable in Washington D.C.

The Annual G-24/AFI Roundtable took place on 19 April in Washington DC, marking the 9th anniversary of this important event.The meeting, held at the IMF headquarters, was attended by high-level AFI and G-24 participants from more than 25 countries. Representatives from the World Bank, IMF, FSB, BMGF and The Omidyar Network were also in attendance…

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AFI Financial Inclusion Data (FID) Working Group and Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS) Peer Learning Group set to meet in Tajikistan

April 17th, 2017

AFI Financial Inclusion Data (FID) Working Group and Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS) Peer Learning Group set to meet in Tajikistan


 
AFI members from 42 countries will meet in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 24 – 28 April for the Alliance’s 10th Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS) Peer Learning Group and 15th Financial Inclusion Data (FID) Working Group Meetings.
 
Co-hosted by the National Bank of Tajikistan, the…

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AFI Leadership prepares to gather in Washington in lead up to 2017 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 

April 10th, 2017

AFI Leadership prepares to gather in Washington in lead up to 2017 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 

The 2017 World Bank/IMF Spring meetings are due to take place in Washington DC during the week of…

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CEMC and SMEF Working Groups conclude meetings, look to add to AFI’s knowledge resources

March 24th, 2017

CEMC and SMEF Working Groups conclude meetings, look to add to AFI’s knowledge resources

 

The Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct and SME Finance Working Groups concluded their meetings in Seychelles on Thursday after 4 days of productive discussions.

Welcome remarks were delivered by the Central Bank of Seychelles' Governor, Caroline Abel and AFI's Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig. Governor Caroline Abel…

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VISA and members of AFI explore small merchant acceptance during PPD training

March 23rd, 2017

On 17 March, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Visa, through the AFI Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) platform, brought together 100 AFI members in Victoria, Seychelles for a training session on 'Small Merchant Acceptance: A Path to Financial Inclusion'. The one day workshop provided participants with an overview of the challenges in promoting a wider adoption of digital payments by merchants, a review of current digital payment…

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Banco Central del Paraguay President Carlos Fernández Valdovinos named Central Bank Governor of the Year

March 14th, 2017

Banco Central del Paraguay President Carlos Fernández Valdovinos named Central Bank Governor of the Year

The Banco Central del Paraguay President Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, has been awarded Central Bank Governor of the Year by Central Banking. This marks the first time the publication has given the award to a Governor from the Latin American region. 
 
The Banco Central del Paraguay has been a member of the AFI network since…

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AFI CEMC and SMEF Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Seychelles

March 9th, 2017

AFI members and partners from around the world will converge in Mahe, Seychelles from 13-16 March for the Alliance's 13th Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct (CEMC) Working Group and 8th SME Finance Working Group (SMEF) Working Group Meetings.

Co-hosted by the Central Bank of Seychelles, the meeting aims to find synergies between the two working groups. AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig will be joined by Ms. Caroline Abel,…

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Bank Negara Malaysia and AFI Conduct Member Training on Access to Finance for MSMEs

March 8th, 2017

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be co-hosting four Member Trainings for AFI Members in 2017. The first of these trainings is being held in Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur on 6-10 March 2017. The member training, themed Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is attended by 33 delegates from 19 countries and 21 institutions.

As recently reported by the International Labour…

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AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

March 1st, 2017

AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum


AFI has officially opened the process for its members to bid on becoming the host of the 2018 Global Policy Forum. As a GPF host, AFI members are able to position their country and institution in the global arena and demonstrate commitment as a financial inclusion leader, while increasing awareness and commitment for national financial inclusion initiatives. Hosts also gain…

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VISA and members of AFI explore government payments and financial inclusion

February 26th, 2017

VISA and members of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion explore government payments and financial inclusion during PPD training

On 24 February AFI and its PPD partner Visa, brought together over 50 AFI members in Accra, Ghana for a training session on ‘Catalyzing Financial Inclusion with Government Payments’. The one day workshop provided participants with an overview of the challenges in promoting a wider adoption of digital payments, a…

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