2018-04-16

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-level G-24 and AFI delegates from around the globe will be attending the meeting, along with representatives from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, and United Nations as well as AFI’s key funding and knowledge partners.

This year’s Roundtable is focused on FinTech for financial inclusion, examining technologies such as alternative credit scoring and digital identity solutions which hold the potential to transform the lives of financially excluded, individuals and communities as well as innovative regulatory approaches to support their implementation.

The rapid pace of innovation in financial services technology, and commitment to financial inclusion is a unique opportunity for leading policymaking institutions to resolve some of the most intractable challenges for financial inclusion — and reach all individuals and communities with high quality financial services.

AFI’s partnership with G24 involves being at the forefront of topics that impact financial inclusion, from financing of SMEs to the impact of de-risking, and now FinTech for financial inclusion — influencing the global dialogue with perspectives from developing and emerging countries, from the two networks.

The G-24 membership consists of Central Banks and Finance Ministries from 24 developing and emerging countries, many of which are also members of AFI’s membership network of 104 financial policymaking institutions from 91 countries.