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November 25, 2021
SEPS signs green finance agreement, supports work with AFI
November 25, 2021
SEPS signs green finance agreement, supports work with AFI
SEPS is one of the first AFI members to sign an agreement with the national Environment Ministry aimed at green finance.
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November 23, 2021
Ecuador’s president affirms latest Maya Declaration pledge
November 23, 2021
Ecuador’s president affirms latest Maya Declaration pledge
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso took part in the landmark signing of new Maya Declaration commitments between Superintendencia de Bancos (SB) and AFI as part of the
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November 22, 2021
Mainstreaming gender and green inclusive finance in Latin America
November 22, 2021
Mainstreaming gender and green inclusive finance in Latin America
Held both in person and virtually for AFI member institutions in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, the events are a tailor-made response to discussions with mem
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November 22, 2021
South Asian leaders urge sustainability at inaugural roundtable
November 22, 2021
South Asian leaders urge sustainability at inaugural roundtable
South Asian heads of central banks gathered virtually on 17 November to strengthen regional cooperation and practical efforts that promote a resilient, inclusive and sust
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November 5, 2021
Collaboration crucial to financial inclusion of forcibly displace
November 5, 2021
Collaboration crucial to financial inclusion of forcibly displace
Financial service providers can be better incentivized to support financial access to displaced persons, helping them rebuild their financial histories to tap into better
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November 3, 2021
Open finance key next step in reaching world’s unbanked
November 3, 2021
Open finance key next step in reaching world’s unbanked
Open finance offers significant potential not just in bringing more unbanked into formal financial services but also by keeping them in a system that is more convenient,
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October 28, 2021
Public-private dialogue charts digital way forward for inclusive
October 28, 2021
Public-private dialogue charts digital way forward for inclusive
Ensuring the sustainability of financial inclusion requires the creation of a wide range of financial products and services to encourage customers to make climate friendl
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October 26, 2021
EBRD & AFI collaborate to accelerate women’s financial inc
October 26, 2021
EBRD & AFI collaborate to accelerate women’s financial inc
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 October 2021 to accelera
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October 15, 2021
Applications open for the 2022 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase!
October 15, 2021
Applications open for the 2022 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase!
Applications for the AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase 2022 is now open. Apply now!
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October 12, 2021
BCEAO training fosters growth in small business financing
October 12, 2021
BCEAO training fosters growth in small business financing
Over 100 participants from 36 countries attended AFI and BCEAO's Capacity Building event to narrow the financing gap for MSMEs and foster economic growth through th
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Blogs

November 24, 2021
Africa’s financial regulators use digitalization to reach w
November 24, 2021
Africa’s financial regulators use digitalization to reach w
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November 9, 2021
Climate change – Another reason for gender inclusive finance
November 9, 2021
Climate change – Another reason for gender inclusive finance
Did you know that just by switching the types of seeds that are planted, women have been able to grow more climate-resilient crops? While this seems like such a simple ac
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September 24, 2021
Iraq’s central bank key supporter of regional financial inclusi
September 24, 2021
Iraq’s central bank key supporter of regional financial inclusi
Governor Mustafa Ghaleb from the Central Bank of Iraq outlines some of the bank's recent milestone achievements in financial inclusion and the steps being taken to encour
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September 20, 2021
Africa’s COVID-19 response policies get peer learning boost
September 20, 2021
Africa’s COVID-19 response policies get peer learning boost
Peer learning encourages a sharing of rich experiences among AFI network members, particularly as countries look to one another for guidance on how to build a sustainable
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September 15, 2021
FILAC Vice Chair: COVID-19 behaviors can guide green solutions
September 15, 2021
FILAC Vice Chair: COVID-19 behaviors can guide green solutions
In part one of our interview with Ruth Arregui, the head of Ecuador’s Superintendencia de Bancoy, we focus on how COVID-19 has heightened awareness of the need to build
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September 13, 2021
FILAC Vice Chair sees new “opportunities” in financial inclus
September 13, 2021
FILAC Vice Chair sees new “opportunities” in financial inclus
In part one of our interview with Ruth Arregui, the head of Ecuador’s Superintendencia de Bancoy, we look at the challenges facing LAC countries, where the regional ini
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September 7, 2021
Congratulations to CEMCWG and happy 10th birthday!
September 7, 2021
Congratulations to CEMCWG and happy 10th birthday!
As CEMCWG celebrates 10 years of achievements, let’s look back at how financial inclusion has evolved as AFI members have developed and implemented consumer protection
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September 3, 2021
New FILAC Chair sees digital as financial inclusion priority
September 3, 2021
New FILAC Chair sees digital as financial inclusion priority
Jean Baden Dubois, governor of the Banque de la République d'Haïti spoke to AFI about lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can be used to further financial i
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August 19, 2021
Fiji’s data-driven financial inclusion solutions
August 19, 2021
Fiji’s data-driven financial inclusion solutions
With the support of AFI, the United Nations Capital Development Fund and the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) conducted its second national finan
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August 12, 2021
Overcoming the barriers of youth financial inclusion
August 12, 2021
Overcoming the barriers of youth financial inclusion
AFI’s work in youth financial inclusion reinforces global efforts to create an equitable present and future for this prominent generation. Building on members’ high d
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Speeches

November 25, 2021
Integrating Gender in NFIS and Developing Inclusive Green Finance
November 25, 2021
Integrating Gender in NFIS and Developing Inclusive Green Finance
SEPS Ecuador Superintendenta Dr. Margarita Hernández delivering her opening remarks for the 'Integrating Gender in NFIS and Developing Inclusive Green Finance Policies'
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November 22, 2021
LAC regional event on resilient and inclusive corporate governanc
November 22, 2021
LAC regional event on resilient and inclusive corporate governanc
Good governance is key for a successful and stable institution as well as for responding to the COVID-19 crisis and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable groups, su
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November 19, 2021
South Asia Leaders’ Roundtable – Opening remarks by G
November 19, 2021
South Asia Leaders’ Roundtable – Opening remarks by G
Governor Maha Prasad Adhikari, Nepal Rastra Bank delivers his opening remarks for the South Asia Leaders Roundtable
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October 26, 2021
AFI Global Fintech Dialogue on Open Finance: Innovations and Incl
October 26, 2021
AFI Global Fintech Dialogue on Open Finance: Innovations and Incl
Financial inclusion therefore also embraces important issues such as financial health and financial resilience with the ultimate objective to ensure financial stability.
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October 4, 2021
BCEAO-AFI Virtual Member Training on Policies Supporting MSME Fin
October 4, 2021
BCEAO-AFI Virtual Member Training on Policies Supporting MSME Fin
Les enjeux sont énormes et les objectifs à atteindre sont importants. Les Micro, Petites et Moyennes Entreprises doivent permettre la promotion de nouveaux modèles d'a
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October 4, 2021
BCEAO-AFI Virtual Member Training on Policies Supporting MSME Fin
October 4, 2021
BCEAO-AFI Virtual Member Training on Policies Supporting MSME Fin
The training is designed to help you develop action plans that enable improved access to finance for MSMEs in your jurisdictions especially for vulnerable groups such as
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September 30, 2021
Opening Remarks by Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia
September 30, 2021
Opening Remarks by Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia
Inclusion should be approached as a multidimensional concept that includes cultural, social and economic aspects. Central Bank of Tunisia Deputy Governor Nadia Gamha said
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September 29, 2021
Financial Inclusion Beyond the Pandemic: A Policy Leadership Dial
September 29, 2021
Financial Inclusion Beyond the Pandemic: A Policy Leadership Dial
AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig shared three important lessons from the AFI network and beyond that are contributing towards a post-pandemic recovery and rebuild
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September 13, 2021
AFI Virtual Member Training on Regional Regulatory Sandbox – Op
September 13, 2021
AFI Virtual Member Training on Regional Regulatory Sandbox – Op
Taking forward PIRI’s common vision of making financial services available to wider network of people at affordable price, the regional regulatory sandbox is a first of
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September 8, 2021
6th AFI Annual General Meeting – Opening Remarks by Dr. Alf
September 8, 2021
6th AFI Annual General Meeting – Opening Remarks by Dr. Alf
At the second virtual AFI Annual General Meeting, AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig delivers his opening remarks.
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