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September 28, 2022
Central Bank of Egypt & Palestine Monetary Authority win the
September 28, 2022
Central Bank of Egypt & Palestine Monetary Authority win the
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 AFI Global Financial Inclusion Awards! The dedication and leadership of AFI network members in accelerating financial
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September 22, 2022
AFI – Celo partnership advances global financial inclusion
September 22, 2022
AFI – Celo partnership advances global financial inclusion
The Celo Foundation is the newest private sector partner to be invited to join AFI’s Public-Private dialogue (PPD) platform. The Celo Foundation’s engagement with AFI
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September 8, 2022
AFI’s South Asia initiative to accelerate financial inclusion i
September 8, 2022
AFI’s South Asia initiative to accelerate financial inclusion i
Eight South Asian financial regulators launched a regional initiative to accelerate financial inclusion on 7 September 2022, during the AFI Global Policy Forum, world’s
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September 6, 2022
AFI members set new goals for financial inclusion
September 6, 2022
AFI members set new goals for financial inclusion
AFI member institutions have set new financial inclusion goals by updating its three accords on inclusive fintech, gender and green finance, making even more ambitious ta
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September 4, 2022
Joint press conference on the launch of the AFI 2022 Global Polic
September 4, 2022
Joint press conference on the launch of the AFI 2022 Global Polic
Under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, the Central Bank of Jordan and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to co-host the World’s lar
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September 1, 2022
AFI 2022 Global Policy Forum – Moving forward together: Tow
September 1, 2022
AFI 2022 Global Policy Forum – Moving forward together: Tow
More than 600 hundred global policy-makers, regulatory institutions, and development partners, from 102 countries to gather at the Dead Sea- Jordan for the World’s larg
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August 10, 2022
AFI Board of Directors’ member NBC Deputy Governor Chanthan
August 10, 2022
AFI Board of Directors’ member NBC Deputy Governor Chanthan
AFI members and AFI Management Unit express heartfelt condolences to colleagues at the National Bank of Cambodia and the family of the late Deputy Governor. 
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June 27, 2022
Seychelles takes over as AfPI Chair, Ghana elected as Vice Chair
June 27, 2022
Seychelles takes over as AfPI Chair, Ghana elected as Vice Chair
This is the first time AFI Africa leaders met in person, following two years of virtual work. Leaders discussed inclusive digital finance and policies that promote financ
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June 22, 2022
2022 AfPI meetings and Leaders’ Roundtable take place in Arusha
June 22, 2022
2022 AfPI meetings and Leaders’ Roundtable take place in Arusha
Governors and deputy governors will share policy solutions that drive digital financial inclusion and remove barriers faced by the region’s vulnerable groups such as wo
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June 17, 2022
Critical need for communicating women’s financial inclusion
June 17, 2022
Critical need for communicating women’s financial inclusion
Developing a coordinated approach to communicating women’s financial inclusion between policy specialists and communications experts within AFI member institutions is c
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Blogs

September 1, 2022
“Only professional competence and capacity will prevail”, say
September 1, 2022
“Only professional competence and capacity will prevail”, say
In 2020, the CBT issued a new banknote paying tribute to Tunisian women, as embodied by Dr. Tawhida Ben Cheikh. I am very proud to be the first female Deputy Governor to
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August 29, 2022
Inclusive financial integrity in the global Findex 2021: what hav
August 29, 2022
Inclusive financial integrity in the global Findex 2021: what hav
The recently released 2021 Global Findex has provided a fillip for financial inclusion policymakers, with many countries recording substantial growth in bank and mobile m
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August 26, 2022
How Digital Financial Services can move the needle in advancing I
August 26, 2022
How Digital Financial Services can move the needle in advancing I
This special report showcases how innovative market developments in leading jurisdictions enabled low-income and rural households, as well as micro, small and medium size
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August 2, 2022
Growth Platform empowers women and youth by granting access to fi
August 2, 2022
Growth Platform empowers women and youth by granting access to fi
On Growth Platform’s journey and how they are working to grant access to finance to the most vulnerable populations such as women and youth talks to us Uzoma Nwagba, CE
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July 28, 2022
How to successfully develop an MSME finance policy
July 28, 2022
How to successfully develop an MSME finance policy
Micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the world economy, consistently contributing to the gross domestic product (GDP) of many countries an
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July 19, 2022
AFI’s Denarau Action Plan – Six years on
July 19, 2022
AFI’s Denarau Action Plan – Six years on
The results of the freshly published Global Findex Database 2021 can be celebrated across the AFI network, with the gender gap in access to financial services across deve
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July 19, 2022
AfPI Chair affirms AFI’s commitment to gender diversity, women
July 19, 2022
AfPI Chair affirms AFI’s commitment to gender diversity, women
Irrespective of the challenges that may arise and threaten to hinder our efforts, I am counting on the tenacity and determination of the entire team to use them as buildi
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July 13, 2022
Towards an inclusive green future: An analysis of the intersectio
July 13, 2022
Towards an inclusive green future: An analysis of the intersectio
This report explores the role of financial regulation to advance the intersection between gender, financial inclusion and climate change, and seeks to answer how can acce
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July 7, 2022
AFI Global Standards Proportionality Working Group adopts new 4-p
July 7, 2022
AFI Global Standards Proportionality Working Group adopts new 4-p
At the GSPWG’s most recent meeting held in San Jose, Costa Rica, the members adopted a new workplan for the coming years focused on four principal areas.
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June 21, 2022
Why green credit risk guarantee schemes are important for MSMEs
June 21, 2022
Why green credit risk guarantee schemes are important for MSMEs
The combination of financial inclusion approaches with sustainability objectives, is quickly gaining traction across AFI member jurisdictions. Several AFI members have su
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Speeches

September 7, 2022
AFI 2022 Global Policy Forum – Opening remarks by Executive
September 7, 2022
AFI 2022 Global Policy Forum – Opening remarks by Executive
I am happy to be here and to see you all. We have been looking forward to this moment for three years now, and finally it is happening and we are together again.
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September 7, 2022
Launching of South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (SA
September 7, 2022
Launching of South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (SA
Today, as we are gathered here at the launching of SARFII, it is important to recognize the opportunities and challenges that exist in achieving financial inclusion goals
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September 7, 2022
The launching ceremony of South Asia Region Financial Inclusion I
September 7, 2022
The launching ceremony of South Asia Region Financial Inclusion I
With launching of SARFII I believe that this will herald bring the South Asian AFI regional members closer to each other and strengthen regional cooperation in financial
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September 7, 2022
South Asia leaders roundtable – Welcoming remarks by AFI Ex
September 7, 2022
South Asia leaders roundtable – Welcoming remarks by AFI Ex
It is indeed great to see the journey of SARFII over the last 18 months and as an outcome of guidance from the regional leaders, extensive consultations, and discussions
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September 7, 2022
Launch of the South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (S
September 7, 2022
Launch of the South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (S
It gives me great pleasure to officially launch the sixth Regional Initiative of AFI and the first of its kind in Asia, The South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiati
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August 12, 2022
Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy Forum – Keynote Addr
August 12, 2022
Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy Forum – Keynote Addr
The theme of this year's Forum, "Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Digital Financial Literacy” brings to the fore the importance of digital financial services in ad
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July 19, 2022
Regional Training and Technical Workshop on Promoting Youth Finan
July 19, 2022
Regional Training and Technical Workshop on Promoting Youth Finan
The youth are a great asset to the county and this critical population segment makes significant contribution to its development, innovation and stability. Including them
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July 19, 2022
AFI Regional training on promoting Youth Financial Inclusion: Ope
July 19, 2022
AFI Regional training on promoting Youth Financial Inclusion: Ope
Je voudrais à ce titre exprimer au nom de Monsieur Marouane El Abassi, Gouverneur de la Banque Centrale de Tunisie et en mon nom personnel, nos vifs remerciements à l
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July 19, 2022
South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (SARFII) Prepara
July 19, 2022
South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (SARFII) Prepara
The main objective of this meeting is to jointly develop, a draft action plan for SARFII and to endorse that action plan at the launch of the initiative at the GPF in Jor
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July 19, 2022
South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (SARFII) Prepara
July 19, 2022
South Asia Region Financial Inclusion Initiative (SARFII) Prepara
South Asia region is a cradle of innovation thriving in a vibrant market that is supported by progressive regulators who understand the value of financial inclusion.
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