Policymakers to provide enabling environment to ensure startup survival, AFI at High-Level “Venture Finance Policy Forum in the Arab World”

November 22nd, 2017

Policymakers to provide enabling environment to ensure startup survival, AFI at High-Level “Venture Finance Policy Forum in the Arab World”

All stakeholders are urged to give startups the opportunity to show potential and contribute to development efforts in their own countries, according to H.E. Mohammed Boussaid, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco at the opening of the High-Level Policy Forum, “Venture Finance in the…

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Zambia launches its first National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS)

November 20th, 2017

Zambia launches its first National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS)

Zambia launched its first National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017-2022, as part of wider effort to bolster the development of the country’s financial sector. While ensuring that every segment of Zambian society has access to basic financial services, the strategy aims to increase the overall level of financial inclusion (formal and informal services) from 59 to 80…

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To reach the next billion financial excluded, FinTech must be transformative, AFI at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

November 16th, 2017

To reach the next billion financial excluded, FinTech must be transformative, AFI at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

"To reach the next billion financial excluded, FinTech has to be transformative and not just additive,” said AFI’s Deputy Executive Director Mr. Norbert Mumba during the 2017 Singapore FinTech festival, first of its kind to include a thematic focus on Financial Inclusion.

AFI members and management took part in the…

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DFS and new technologies drive financial inclusion

November 15th, 2017

DFS and new technologies drive financial inclusion

“Digital financial services (DFS) has the potential to bring millions into the mainstream financial system,” says AFI’s Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig at the 32nd Meeting of South Pacific Central Bank Governors in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga on 15 November 2017. Dr. Hannig emphasizes how digital finance and new technologies can help with de-risking, as he addressed nine Governors and over 50…

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Central Bank of Jordan will launch the National Financial Inclusion Strategy

November 13th, 2017

Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Central Bank of Jordan will launch the National Financial Inclusion Strategy

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) will launch the 2018-2020 National Financial Inclusion Strategy for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on December 4, 2017. The Financial Inclusion Policy Forum held by the CBJ, GIZ, AMF and AFI will carry forward the economic and social empowerment of the…

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Digital finance is key to increasing financial inclusion in Asia Pacific

November 10th, 2017

Digital finance is key to increasing financial inclusion in Asia Pacific

“The adoption of digital finance will have a significant impact not only on financial inclusion, but also inclusive economic growth,” says Alfred Hannig, AFI’s Executive Director during his keynote address at the Asian Development Bank’s 2nd Asia Finance Forum, taking place in Manila, Philippines from 8-10 November 2017.

The underlying theme of the forum…

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ADB, AFI partner to increase financial inclusion in Asia with new MOU

November 8th, 2017

ADB, AFI partner to increase financial inclusion in Asia with new MOU

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to promote greater financial inclusion in the Asia and Pacific region. The MOU will enable the two institutions to work more closely to enhance peer learning and knowledge sharing in advancing financial inclusion policies…

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Maya Declaration continues to evolve with financial inclusion commitments from 66 countries

November 6th, 2017

Maya Declaration continues to evolve with financial inclusion commitments from 66 countries

What do 70 financial institutions from developing and emerging countries, representing over 57 percent of the world’s unbanked population, have in common? They have all endorsed the Maya Declaration, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) initiative to encourage national commitments to financial inclusion. A public commitment to the Maya…

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Registration for Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI) starts on 1 December 2017 for Spring 2018 intake

November 2nd, 2017

Registration for Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI) starts on 1 December 2017 for Spring 2018 intake

Developed by Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) in collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, registration for the Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI) online course starts on 1 December, 2017 for the Spring intake of 2018.

The first online course, focused on the policy…

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Uganda launches National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2022

October 27th, 2017

Uganda launches National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2022

Uganda launched its National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2022 during the ceremony held on 26 October 2017. National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) entails that “all Ugandans have access to, and use of, a broad range of quality and affordable financial services which helps ensure their financial security”. The NFIS seeks to reduce financial exclusion from 15 to…

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