Transformation & choice are key to Tanzania’s national financial inclusion strategy

October 11th, 2018

Transformation & choice are key to Tanzania’s national financial inclusion strategy 

The  Joint Learning Program (JLP), In-country Implementation and Measuring Progress of Financial Inclusion, wraps up after a series of technical presentations by senior executives of BoT, stakeholders from development organizations, private sector and government entities, field visit, intense group breakouts and knowledge exchange sessions.

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WWB & AFI now accepting applications for 2019 intake of “Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators”

October 11th, 2018

WWB & AFI now accepting applications for 2019 intake of “Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators” Building the women’s leadership pipeline in financial regulatory organizations

In partnership with Women’s World Banking (WWB), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is offering the Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators, a leadership development program that empowers female regulators and policymakers to be…

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Transformative power of FinTech for Financial Inclusion

October 10th, 2018

Transformative power of FinTech for Financial Inclusion

Along with enhanced market conduct and financial capability, usage and quality of financial inclusion need to be addressed early to amplify the transformative power of FinTech for Financial Inclusion. This conclusion was emphasized by Central Bank Governors, Heads of Monetary Institutions and their deputies from more than 40 countries, during the 11th joint roundtable co-organized by G-…

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Bank of Tanzania shares expertise on access to quality financial services, national financial inclusion strategies & SDGs

October 8th, 2018

Bank of Tanzania shares expertise on access to quality financial services, national financial inclusion strategies & SDGs

Together with Bank of Tanzania (BoT), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is hosting the Joint Learning Program (JLP), In-country Implementation and Measuring Progress of Financial Inclusion that is taking place in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 8-12 October, 2018.

“Although strategies and various…

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Gender equality could unlock USD12 trillion of incremental GDP in 2025 through financial and digital inclusion, AFI Executive Director tells W20 Summit in Buenos Aires

October 3rd, 2018

Gender equality could unlock USD12 trillion of incremental GDP in 2025 through financial and digital inclusion, AFI Executive Director tells W20 Summit in Buenos Aires

“Gender equality could dramatically unlock an estimated $12 trillion USD of incremental GDP in 2025 with financial and digital inclusion being among the key enablers,” revealed AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig, as he cited recent research by the McKinsey Global…

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Action plans to spearhead FinTech for Financial Inclusion developed as part of Peer Advisory Service program

September 28th, 2018

Action plans to spearhead FinTech for Financial Inclusion developed as part of Peer Advisory Service program

Hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the Peer Advisory Service program on FinTech for Financial Inclusion concluded today, following the ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum held earlier this week.  

AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba expressed during his closing remarks…

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CBE Governor Tarek Amer appointed new Vice-Chairman of AFI Board

September 25th, 2018

CBE Governor Tarek Amer appointed new Vice-Chairman of AFI Board

The Membership Council of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion ratified the appointment of Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Tarek Amer as the new Vice-Chairperson of the AFI Board of Directors, following the 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 5 September 2018 in Sochi, Russia. He will hold the appointment until the next AGM.  

Governor Amer fills the…

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Strong call for regulators to be at the cutting edge of embracing FinTech for financial inclusion at the ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum

September 24th, 2018

Strong call for regulators to be at the cutting edge of embracing FinTech for financial inclusion at the ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum

“Regulators need to remain at the cutting edge of mitigating risks and maintaining financial stability in this ever-changing world of technology,” emphasized Norbert Mumba, AFI Deputy Executive Director at the three-day ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum, taking place from 24-26 September, 2018.

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Market conduct & financial capability: Key drivers of FinTech for Financial Inclusion, says Dr. Hannig during a high-level roundtable in Amman, Jordan

September 18th, 2018

Market conduct & financial capability: Key drivers of FinTech for Financial Inclusion, says Dr. Hannig during a high-level roundtable in Amman, Jordan

"There could be a backlash towards financial inclusion if we as regulators do no work on better market conduct and enhanced financial capability in the context of rapidly emerging fintech innovations", AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig told a high-level roundtable on the Emergence…

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It’s a wrap! The 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum ends on a high note with more than 600 delegates from around the world

September 7th, 2018

It’s a wrap! The 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum ends on a high note with more than 600 delegates from around the world

Co-hosted by the Bank of Russia (CBR) in the city of Sochi, the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) successfully wrapped up on 7 September, 2018 amidst an intense week of meetings, lively plenary discussions and productive breakout sessions.

Mr. Evgeniy Eberents, Head of the Central Bank in the Southern Region, …

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