After a two-year hiatus, we are excited to resume our physical meetings. The Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador (BCR) and AFI are honored to host the 25th Digital Financial Services Working Group (DFSWG) and 18th SME Finance Working Group (SMEFWG) Meetings in San Salvador, El Salvador, land covered with lush tropical forest and amazing lakes.
This will enable members to deepen policy conversations through the use of high-quality content, build member capacity, and identify synergies on topical issues between working groups. The working groups are anticipated to offer practical thought leadership and regulatory guidance on crucial and unsolved policy issues in the form of policy models, frameworks, and toolkits as a result of this collaboration and constitute the content backbone of AFI. The meetings also align with El Salvador’s recently launched national financial inclusion strategy which has digitization and access to finance to small businesses as a priority.