May 17th, 2019

PIRI drum embodies Pacific’s rich traditions and modern needs by calling members to Solomon Islands

Beating its rhythmic pulse, a wooden drum accompanies the members of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) on their journey towards financial inclusion. Passed annually from host country to host country, the drum symbolizes not only the cultures and traditions of the Pacific but also the unity and milestone achievements made in…

May 16th, 2019

An overview of Argentine debtors

Since its recent leadership of the Group of Twenty (G20), Argentina has stepped up efforts to foster financial inclusion with commitments to develop, among others, a national inclusion financial strategy (NFIS) and a core set of financial inclusion indicators.

Amid this momentum, the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) established a dedicated financial inclusion department with financial inclusion data…

April 23rd, 2019

FinTech will open access to banking in remote communities: Bahamas Central Bank Governor

Governor John Rolle, the Central Bank of The Bahamas

Financial technology (FinTech) is helping bring formal financial services to marginalized groups in The Bahamas, particularly those living in remote communities, the head of the island nation’s central bank, John Rolle, said during an interview with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI…

April 9th, 2019

DRC Central Bank Deputy Director addresses financial inclusion challenges for women & youth

Marie-José Ndaya Illunga: “One of the most pressing challenges is how financial inclusion can be improved through a sound financial literacy program for women.”

Banque Centrale du Congo (BCC) has been an active member of the AFI network since it joined in October 2010. We sat down with Marie-José Ndaya Illunga, Deputy Director at BCC and…

March 12th, 2019

Financially empowering women multiplies development outcomes, according to Visa

By Marianne Mwaniki, Senior Vice President, Social Impact, Visa Inc.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic…

March 11th, 2019

The AFD Group applies progressive approach in gender equality & women’s economic empowerment

By Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment…

March 11th, 2019

BMZ champions women’s financial inclusion

By Natascha Beinker, Deputy Head of the Division “Cooperation with the private sector/sustainable economic policy” at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

 

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in…

March 8th, 2019

Digitization, core focus in advancing women’s economic empowerment at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

By Liz Kellison, Gender Lead, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in…

March 8th, 2019

How Rwanda narrowed its gender gap in financial inclusion, Governor John Rwangombwa talks about the importance of women’s economic empowerment

Rwanda is a success story for gender equality policies and women’s equal participation in all spheres of life. In conjunction with 2019…

March 7th, 2019

Empowering women through financial inclusion: Moving beyond access

By IDRC

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Financial inclusion can be a key enabler to women’s economic…