Banco de Portugal & AFI organize their first training together as part of BCPLP protocol with support from Banco Central do Brasil

February 20th, 2018

Banco de Portugal & AFI organize their first training together as part of BCPLP protocol with support from Banco Central do Brasil

Banco de Portugal (BP) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) are holding their first training together from 19-23 February, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The five-day member training, Programme Training Personal Financial Management Trainers (PTPFMT), is held with support from Banco Central do Brasil (…

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BNM & AFI kicks off first Capacity Building event of 2018 with 5-day member training on Instructional Strategies

February 19th, 2018

BNM & AFI kicks off first Capacity Building event of 2018 with five-day member training on Instructional Strategies

It’s an exciting week within the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Network as we kick off the first Capacity Building event of the year today, Training of Trainers on Instructional Strategies, in collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) — marking six years of close partnership between AFI and BNM in organizing and…

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to develop a digital finance ecosystem in pursuit of financial inclusion & stability

February 9th, 2018

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to develop a digital finance ecosystem in pursuit of financial inclusion & stability

“Financial inclusion is about providing all Filipinos access to affordable and client-centered financial services that can help them build a better life for themselves and their families,” as described in the Financial Inclusion Initiatives 2017 report, produced by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Developing a…

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AFI welcomes the National Bank of Georgia as its first member of 2018

February 8th, 2018

AFI welcomes the National Bank of Georgia as its first member of 2018

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) recently welcomed the addition of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) to the AFI Network, its first member of 2018.

NBG has joined AFI as an associate member. The AFI Network is now comprised of 114 member institutions representing 95 countries worldwide.

Visit www.nbg.gov.ge to learn more about our newest member.…

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Prof Florens Luoga officially assumes office as new Governor for Bank of Tanzania

January 26th, 2018

Prof Florens Luoga officially assumes office as new Governor for Bank of Tanzania

Tanzania's new central bank governor, Prof Florens Luoga, officially assumed the position on Monday, 22 January 2018 — promising to work steadfastly in addressing challenges in the banking sector.

Previously the deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam, Prof Luoga said his first act as the new Governor would be to meet with various…

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Bangladesh Bank backs AFI network’s strategic initiatives

January 24th, 2018

Bangladesh Bank backs AFI network’s strategic initiatives

As part of high-level engagement with member institutions in the Asia region, AFI’s Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig met with Governor Fazle Kabir, Deputy Governor Sur Chowdhury, Deputy Governor Razee Hassan, Deputy Governor Moniruzzaman, Chief Economist Faisal Ahmed and other members of the management team of Bangladesh Bank (BB), during a high-level meeting hosted by the…

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Governor Patrick Njoroge of Central Bank of Kenya is recognized as Central Banker of the Year, Africa by the Financial Times Group

January 19th, 2018

Governor Patrick Njoroge of Central Bank of Kenya is recognized as Central Banker of the Year, Africa by the Financial Times Group

Heartfelt congratulations to Governor Patrick Njoroge of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for being feted as the 2018 Central Banker of the Year in Africa by The Banker Magazine, a publication by the Financial Times Group. 

An active member of the AFI network for more than 8 years, Central Bank of Kenya…

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Swaziland NFIS to reduce financially excluded to 15 percent by 2022 with support of the Centre for Financial Inclusion

January 18th, 2018

Swaziland NFIS to reduce financially excluded to 15 percent by 2022 with support of the Centre for Financial Inclusion

An active member country of the AFI network, Swaziland launched its National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) today. In addition, His Majesty’s Government of Swaziland has transformed the Micro Finance Unit (MFU) under the Ministry of Finance to become the Centre for Financial Inclusion (CFI) for the country.

“We…

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AFI’s impact on financial inclusion: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) System

January 11th, 2018

AFI’s impact on financial inclusion: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) System

AFI has developed a unique Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System that meets a variety of expectations and aspirations of both our members and funding partners. Our recent publication “Measuring the Impact of a Global Network on Financial Inclusion: AFI’s M&E System,” explains why its distinctive approach to M&E is vital to enhancing transparency…

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Empowering women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

January 5th, 2018

Empowering women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

Social and cultural constructs create economic barriers for women, more so in emerging economies. In Bangladesh, access to finance remains the greatest hurdle for women entrepreneurs. Although women make up half of the labor force aged 15-49, they represent only 17 percent of those employed by cottage, micro, and small and medium enterprises (CMSMEs) that account for 99.93 percent out of 7.8…

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