November 27th, 2020
By Dr. Alfred Hannig, AFI Executive Director
As a member-based and owned network of financial regulators from close to 100 emerging and developing countries, one of AFI’s key priorities is gender inclusive finance and leadership diversity. By endorsing Denarau Action Plan (DAP) on gender inclusive finance in 2016, our members committed to narrowing down the gender…
November 24th, 2020
This article was published in G20 publication in November 2020.Opportunity in every crisis
November 20th, 2020
By Dr. Settor Amediku (Co-Chair of FIDWG & Director of Payment Systems, Bank of Ghana) and Taty Azman (Policy Analyst, Policy Program and Regional Initiative, AFI)
Sex-disaggregated data is shaping fiscal and regulatory policies to accelerate financial inclusion for women, build evidence-based financial inclusion policymaking and enable the effective chronicling of…
October 21st, 2020
By Maya Taylor, Web Content Writer, AFI
This blog emerged following a discussion with Yury Bozhor (Bank of Russia), Raymond Estioko (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), Ricardo Estrada (formerly at Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala and AFI), Clarissa Kudowor (Bank of Ghana), Sulita Levaux (AFI), Mikhael Mamuta (Bank of Russia), Ghiyazuddin Mohammad (AFI), Elly Ohene-Adu (formerly at Bank…
October 17th, 2020
An interview with Walid Ali, Central Bank of Egypt and Audrey Hove, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
Since the formation of the Inclusive Green Finance Working Group (IGFWG) at the 2019 Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda, Walid Ali from the Central Bank of Egypt and Audrey Hove from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe formed the dynamic duo steering AFI’s newest working group.
September 29th, 2020
By Robin Newnham, Head of Policy Analysis, AFI
AFI’s Global Standards Proportionality Working Group (GSPWG) has made crucial contributions in advancing peer learning between members and global standard setting bodies (SSBs) on the practical application of global standards in alignment with financial inclusion goals, strategies and policies.
Global standards are…
September 28th, 2020
By Dieter De Smet, Financial Inclusion Strategy Policy Manager, AFI
Members unanimously ratified the Policy Model for National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) at the AFI Annual General Meeting on 9 September 2020, providing key regulatory and policy guidance on NFIS development and implementation.
Codifying over 10 years of developing and implementing NFIS to further members…
September 23rd, 2020
This article was published by NextBillion on 22 September 2020.COVID-19: Burden or Boon for Financial Inclusion?
Editor’s note: This article is part of NextBillion’s series “Enterprise in the Time of Coronavirus,” which explores how the business and development sectors are responding to the pandemic. For news updates and analysis, virtual events, and links to useful resources related to the COVID-19 crisis, check out our coronavirus…
September 4th, 2020
By Taty Azman, Policy Analyst and Luis Trevino, Senior Policy Manager, AFI
AFI’s Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG) has forged the network’s path to develop a common framework that harnesses data to accurately track and assess the access, usage and quality of financial inclusion policy interventions and regulations.
At its core lies the AFI Core Set Policy…
September 3rd, 2020
By Maya Taylor, Web Content Writer, AFI Communications
Congratulations to AFI’s pioneering working groups on turning 10 this year!
Digital Financial Services Working Group (DFSWG), Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG) and Global Standards Proportionality Working Group (GSPWG) have worked tirelessly over the past decade to establish themselves as gamechangers in the exploration…