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June 11, 2024
Communique issued during 2024 PIRI Meetings in Fiji
June 11, 2024
Communique issued during 2024 PIRI Meetings in Fiji
In the 2024 PIRI Meetings in Fiji, AFI members endorsed the Natadola Roadmap to Inclusive Green Finance (IGF) in the Pacific, which sets ambitious targets in the region.
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June 10, 2024
Country Focus: Financial Inclusion and Financial Education in Sur
June 10, 2024
Country Focus: Financial Inclusion and Financial Education in Sur
The Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS) is promoting financial inclusion through various initiatives and policies. These include collaborations with banks and other stakehold
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June 5, 2024
AFI’s Pacific Island members launch roadmap for Inclusive Green
June 5, 2024
AFI’s Pacific Island members launch roadmap for Inclusive Green
Learn how AFI members in the Pacific region are spearheading efforts to use financial inclusion as a mechanism to build resilience to the impact of climate change.
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June 1, 2024
Registration is now open for Certified Expert in Financial Inclus
June 1, 2024
Registration is now open for Certified Expert in Financial Inclus
Registration for the next intake of CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, opens on 1 June 2022 on the Fra
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May 30, 2024
AFI members join forces to foster inclusive global finance standa
May 30, 2024
AFI members join forces to foster inclusive global finance standa
How can we make global financial standards proportionate, without compromising safety? This is just one of the themes members from AFI’s Global Standards and Proportion
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May 29, 2024
AFI members spotlights growing need for inclusive digital financi
May 29, 2024
AFI members spotlights growing need for inclusive digital financi
From digital infrastructure to ecosystem data, affordability and fairness… This week, members from AFI’s Digital Financial Services Working Group (DFSWG) dived into e
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May 28, 2024
Peer learning in action: AFI members share financial inclusion st
May 28, 2024
Peer learning in action: AFI members share financial inclusion st
AFI’s Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group (FISPLG) wrapped up a successful meeting in Eswatini this past week. Co-hosted by the Central Bank of Eswatini an
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May 27, 2024
Financial inclusion can drive progress on food security
May 27, 2024
Financial inclusion can drive progress on food security
One in ten people will go to bed tonight on an empty stomach. Over 300 million people around the world are facing acute food insecurity. The numbers are getting worse, th
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May 24, 2024
Financial inclusion in the Philippines in the spotlight during UN
May 24, 2024
Financial inclusion in the Philippines in the spotlight during UN
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands met Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor to explore opportunities to advance financial inclusion in the country.
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May 20, 2024
AFI Working Groups gather in Eswatini to advance inclusive financ
May 20, 2024
AFI Working Groups gather in Eswatini to advance inclusive financ
From 20 to 23 May, AFI’s Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS), Global Standards and Proportionality (GSP) and Digital Financial Services (DFS) Working Groups are meeting
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Blogs

June 11, 2024
Gender sensitive policies pave the way for Palestine’s financia
June 11, 2024
Gender sensitive policies pave the way for Palestine’s financia
Women in Palestine face a dual vulnerability in accessing financial services. On the one hand, rigid cultural and social norms curb their economic independence and on the
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June 11, 2024
Inclusive green finance policy must reflect the needs of women an
June 11, 2024
Inclusive green finance policy must reflect the needs of women an
Inclusive green finance can be an important part of the policy toolbox; the more we know about how to tailor it to women and small businesses, the better.
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June 5, 2024
Inclusive Green Finance works – now let’s take it mainstream
June 5, 2024
Inclusive Green Finance works – now let’s take it mainstream
The network of central banks and financial regulators that make up the Alliance for Finance Inclusion (AFI) pioneered the concept of Inclusive Green Finance (IGF), which
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June 4, 2024
Building resilience to climate change starts with financial inclu
June 4, 2024
Building resilience to climate change starts with financial inclu
For financial inclusion to be effective, it must not be reactive, in response to disaster. We need to provide access to savings, insurance, credit, e-money, and payments
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May 27, 2024
Helping disadvantaged groups to adopt digital financial services:
May 27, 2024
Helping disadvantaged groups to adopt digital financial services:
In Jordan, an initiative to promote the uptake of digital payments among disadvantaged groups, including vendors at the National Olive Festival, is bearing fruit.
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April 30, 2024
Helping Women-led MSMEs Access Finance: Lessons from Zimbabwe
April 30, 2024
Helping Women-led MSMEs Access Finance: Lessons from Zimbabwe
We speak to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe's Rachael Moshosho about the critical role women-led MSMEs play in emerging markets, and what Zimbabwe has done to help them thri
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April 24, 2024
Financial inclusion and gender equality go hand in hand
April 24, 2024
Financial inclusion and gender equality go hand in hand
Since Hondurans elected their first female President, the principle of gender equality has come to the forefront of national efforts to achieve comprehensive, inclusive a
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April 17, 2024
Without financial inclusion, we can forget about sustainable deve
April 17, 2024
Without financial inclusion, we can forget about sustainable deve
An interview with Professor Dirk Zetzsche on sustainability and financial inclusion.
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April 8, 2024
Financial systems can play a key role in countering the effects o
April 8, 2024
Financial systems can play a key role in countering the effects o
The communities which struggle most to deal with the impact of climate change also tend to suffer from unequal access to financial services. Could both issues be tackled
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April 1, 2024
Leaving no one behind: Armenia’s financial education journe
April 1, 2024
Leaving no one behind: Armenia’s financial education journe
When Armenia won independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the country's financial education rate was at rock bottom. Today, it's at an all-time high. The Central Bank
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Speeches

June 3, 2024
PIRI Meetings – Opening Remarks by Dr. Eliki Boletawa, AFI
June 3, 2024
PIRI Meetings – Opening Remarks by Dr. Eliki Boletawa, AFI
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June 3, 2024
PIRI Meetings – Opening Remarks by Governor Ariff Ali, Rese
June 3, 2024
PIRI Meetings – Opening Remarks by Governor Ariff Ali, Rese
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April 23, 2024
29th FIDWG & 22nd SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by
April 23, 2024
29th FIDWG & 22nd SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by
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March 29, 2024
Launch of the Green Finance Center in Papua New Guinea, Remarks b
March 29, 2024
Launch of the Green Finance Center in Papua New Guinea, Remarks b
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March 4, 2024
CEMCWG & IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Ariff Ali
March 4, 2024
CEMCWG & IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Ariff Ali
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March 4, 2024
CEMCWG & IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Chee Soo
March 4, 2024
CEMCWG & IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Chee Soo
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February 26, 2024
Regional Joint Learning Program on Developing and Implementing Fi
February 26, 2024
Regional Joint Learning Program on Developing and Implementing Fi
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February 26, 2024
Regional Joint Learning Program on Developing and Implementing Fi
February 26, 2024
Regional Joint Learning Program on Developing and Implementing Fi
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December 4, 2023
AFI Joint Learning Program on Inclusive Green Finance Policy Impl
December 4, 2023
AFI Joint Learning Program on Inclusive Green Finance Policy Impl
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October 30, 2023
BoU-AFI Regional Training on Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Disp
October 30, 2023
BoU-AFI Regional Training on Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Disp
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