W20, GBA and AFI co-host experts meeting on women’s financial inclusion as 2017 FINDEX data reveals gender gap persists

April 20th, 2018

W20, GBA and AFI co-host experts meeting on women’s financial inclusion as 2017 FINDEX data reveals gender gap persists

The Women-20 (W20), Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) co-hosted the W20 Financial Inclusion Focus Group Dialogue on April 19, 2018 in Washington D.C. at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. 

The dialogue convened approximately…

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G-24/AFI High-Level Roundtable marks its 10th year anniversary with FinTech for Financial Inclusion dialogue

April 19th, 2018

G-24/AFI High-Level Roundtable marks its 10th year anniversary with FinTech for Financial Inclusion dialogue

“FinTech continues to be the greatest hope in terms of financial inclusion and inclusive growth,” highlighted Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge of the Central Bank of Kenya at the 10th G-24/AFI High Level Roundtable held on 18 April 2018 during the Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. 

More than 100 senior policymakers, led by 30…

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The 10th G-24/AFI Roundtable on Financial Inclusion prepares to convene in Washington D.C. during the Spring Meetings

April 16th, 2018

The 10th G-24/AFI Roundtable on Financial Inclusion prepares to convene in Washington D.C. during the Spring Meetings

Organized by the Intergovernmental Group of 24 (G-24) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the Annual G-24/AFI Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion will take place on 18 April, 2018 in Washington, D.C. at the IMF headquarters — marking the 10th anniversary of this annual event.

More than 90 high-…

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It’s a wrap! High-level JLP ends on a strong note to address MSME and reduce the SME finance gap

April 13th, 2018

It’s a wrap! High-level JLP ends on a strong note to address MSME and reduce the SME finance gap

The high-level, Joint Learning Programme (JLP), Building an Inclusive MSME Financing Ecosystem, wraps up after five days of intense learning, knowledge exchange and site visits to various financial institutions including Laman Informasi Nasihat dan Khidmat (LINK), SME Corporation Malaysia, Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), and…

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The Central Bank of The Bahamas joins the AFI network as its newest member

April 10th, 2018

The Central Bank of The Bahamas joins the AFI network as its newest member

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is excited to welcome its newest member, Central Bank of The Bahamas to the AFI network.

Central Bank of The Bahamas has joined AFI as a principle member. The AFI network is now comprised of 104 member institutions, representing 91 countries worldwide.

Financial inclusion is an important objective of the…

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AFI strengthens policy leadership role with its first high-level JLP for Governors & Deputy Governors

April 9th, 2018

AFI strengthens policy leadership role with its first high-level JLP for Governors & Deputy Governors

“In the last 10 years in existence, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) network has been maturing. We’re now at a stage where the network feels confident in sharing proven knowledge with others — to replicate initiatives that have been implemented across the network, in other member institutions, other countries,” emphasized AFI…

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BNM-AFI co-host high-level Joint Learning Program on MSME financing

April 6th, 2018

BNM-AFI co-host high-level Joint Learning Program on MSME financing

More than 20 high-level representatives, led by over 10 Governors and Deputy Governors from emerging economies, will be attending the Joint Learning Program (JLP), Building an Inclusive MSME Financing Ecosystem hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in collaboration with Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) from 9-13 April, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.

Gathering…

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The 17th DFS & 10th SME Finance Working Group meetings kick off in Amman, Jordan

April 4th, 2018

The 17th DFS & 10th SME Finance Working Group meetings kick off in Amman, Jordan

Following the successful FinTech Policy Forum that took place on 2 April, 2018, Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) and AFI kicked off the 17th Digital Financial Services (DFS) and 10th SME Finance (SMEF) Working Group meetings from 3-6 April, 2018 in Amman, Jordan.

“There should be a level playing field when it comes to FinTech — and at the core of this…

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Policy Forum in Jordan: FinTech as a key catalyst for financial inclusion

April 2nd, 2018

Policy Forum in Jordan: FinTech as a key catalyst for financial inclusion

FinTech innovations can complement financial inclusion by broadening financial access “at scale” and improving the quality of financial services through “efficiency”, concluded 130 policymakers and regulators from 50 countries and over 45 institutions who are attending the FinTech Policy Forum, jointly organized by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) and the Alliance for…

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Vanuatu NFIS serves as essential five-year roadmap to advance financial inclusion for MSMEs & the underserved

March 30th, 2018

Vanuatu NFIS serves as essential five-year roadmap to advance financial inclusion for MSMEs & the underserved

An active member country of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) network, Vanuatu, launched its National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) 2018 – 2023 on 28 March, 2018.

“For the government of Vanuatu, financial inclusion in an enduring vision — supporting inclusive growth, promoting shared economic development,…

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