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May 10, 2022
After two-year hiatus, AFI working groups meet in person in Ecuad
May 10, 2022
After two-year hiatus, AFI working groups meet in person in Ecuad
Co-hosted with Superintendencia de Economia Popular y Solidaria (SEPS), AFI is holding its first in-person working group meetings from 9 – 12 May 2022.  
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April 29, 2022
Embedding financial inclusion in digital currency design
April 29, 2022
Embedding financial inclusion in digital currency design
The annual, high-level roundtable, co-hosted on 26 April 2022 by the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four (G-24) and AFI, as part of the 2022 International Monetary Fun
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April 28, 2022
Growth Platform wins the 2022 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase!
April 28, 2022
Growth Platform wins the 2022 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase!
Congratulations to Growth Platform on winning first place at the 2022 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase. Selected from a wide pool of Inclusive Fintech and Regtech innovator
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April 20, 2022
Inclusive finance sector debates support for young entrepreneurs
April 20, 2022
Inclusive finance sector debates support for young entrepreneurs
On 20 April, representatives of the inclusive finance sector came together at Banque de Luxembourg for ADA’s first Midi de la microfinance et de l’inclusion financiè
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April 17, 2022
The AFI Global Financial Inclusion Awards are back! 
April 17, 2022
The AFI Global Financial Inclusion Awards are back! 
We are delighted to announce that nominations for the 2022 AFI Global Financial Inclusion Awards are open!   The Awards celebrate the dedication and leadership of ne
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March 25, 2022
10 Fintech and Regtech innovators selected for the 2022 AFI Inclu
March 25, 2022
10 Fintech and Regtech innovators selected for the 2022 AFI Inclu
 AFI is pleased to announce the 10 FinTech and RegTech digital financial innovators that have been selected as finalists in AFI Inclusive Financial technology (FinTech)
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March 15, 2022
AFI Meets Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Economy and Finance
March 15, 2022
AFI Meets Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Economy and Finance
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February 16, 2022
BSP’s new NFIS is a blueprint for growth & financial resil
February 16, 2022
BSP’s new NFIS is a blueprint for growth & financial resil
Congratulations to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on the launch of its latest national financial inclusion strategy (NFIS), which the central bank said will serve as a
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January 21, 2022
Philippines & Tanzania leaders win big at central bank award
January 21, 2022
Philippines & Tanzania leaders win big at central bank award
AFI leaders Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno and Bank of Tanzania Governor Prof. Florens Luogawinning have taken home top prizes at this year
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December 14, 2021
AFI Executive Director & North Macedonia Governor discuss fi
December 14, 2021
AFI Executive Director & North Macedonia Governor discuss fi
AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig met with National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia Governor Anita Angelovska Bezhoska in Skopje on 14 December to draw att
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Blogs

April 10, 2022
Explainer Maya Declaration: A-Decade Long Journey
April 10, 2022
Explainer Maya Declaration: A-Decade Long Journey
The Maya Declaration is the first global and measurable set of commitments made by developing countries to increase financial inclusion. The first set of Maya Declaration
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March 22, 2022
Women central bankers get career boost with leadership program
March 22, 2022
Women central bankers get career boost with leadership program
Taught by Women’s World Banking and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and implemented with AFI, the annual Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators fos
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February 10, 2022
Zambia: Enabling women’s financial inclusion through data
February 10, 2022
Zambia: Enabling women’s financial inclusion through data
Women’s financial inclusion is a top priority at the global level. It contributes to economic growth, empowers women economically and supports several Sustainable Devel
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January 25, 2022
Digital transformation of Armenia’s financial system 
January 25, 2022
Digital transformation of Armenia’s financial system 
Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) is leading Armenia’s digital transformation in financial markets, which is a key priority under its strategy. In his first blog for AFI, G
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January 17, 2022
Best blogs and publications of 2021
January 17, 2022
Best blogs and publications of 2021
From innovative green solutions to groundbreaking achievements in youth financial inclusion, we have spent the last year taking you on an incredible journey. We would not
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January 14, 2022
Pacific sandbox unites regulators in supporting fintech innovatio
January 14, 2022
Pacific sandbox unites regulators in supporting fintech innovatio
The Pacific Regional Regulatory Sandbox will allow financial service providers and financial technology firms (FinTechs) from across the world to test their products and
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December 20, 2021
Basic accounts foster financial inclusion in Dominican Republic
December 20, 2021
Basic accounts foster financial inclusion in Dominican Republic
Financial inclusion helps integrate financial services into daily economic activities, however, barriers can prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from benefiting fro
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December 13, 2021
Defining a policy agenda for digital financial literacy
December 13, 2021
Defining a policy agenda for digital financial literacy
The financial inclusion landscape has witnessed unprecedented deepening, driven by innovation in digital financial services (DFS). The COVID-19 pandemic has encapsulated
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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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Speeches

May 16, 2022
25th DFSWG and 18th SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Miguel
May 16, 2022
25th DFSWG and 18th SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Miguel
En nombre del Señor Presidente de la República, Nayib Bukele, aprovecho para darles la más cordial bienvenida a nuestro país, espero que su arribo haya sido placenter
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May 16, 2022
25th DFSWG and 18th SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Banco
May 16, 2022
25th DFSWG and 18th SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by Banco
Las reuniones de trabajo de la Alianza para la Inclusión Financiera (AFI) en El Salvador permitirán compartir y propiciar un intercambio de información y experiencias
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May 16, 2022
25th DFSWG and 18th SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by AFI Po
May 16, 2022
25th DFSWG and 18th SMEFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by AFI Po
We would like to express AFI's gratitude for being able to physically host these meetings after more than two years of global hardship and uncertainty due to the COVID-19
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May 12, 2022
Presentation of the CNBV’s 2021 National Financial Inclusio
May 12, 2022
Presentation of the CNBV’s 2021 National Financial Inclusio
AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig delivers remarks at the presentation of the CNBV's 2021 National Financial Inclusion Survey results.
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May 9, 2022
20th FISPLG and 6th IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by SEP
May 9, 2022
20th FISPLG and 6th IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by SEP
I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion that saw in Ecuador, a place where nature is prodigal and generous, the propitio
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May 9, 2022
20th FISPLG and 6th IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by AFI
May 9, 2022
20th FISPLG and 6th IGFWG Meetings – Opening Remarks by AFI
We wish to reiterate the AFI satisfaction of being able to join today physically, after more than two years of global hardship and uncertainty, given the COVID-19 pandemi
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April 29, 2022
G-24/AFI Policymakers’ Roundtable – Opening remarks by CN
April 29, 2022
G-24/AFI Policymakers’ Roundtable – Opening remarks by CN
Mexico's Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores President (CNBV) & Chair of AFI Board of Directors Dr. Jesus de la Fuente Rodriguez opens the G24/AFI Policymakers’ Ro
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April 7, 2022
National Bank of Rwanda Deputy Governor’s speech in the Consult
April 7, 2022
National Bank of Rwanda Deputy Governor’s speech in the Consult
Forcibly displaced persons in Rwanda have special needs and should be given special attention while formulating national strategies and putting in place legal and regula
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March 1, 2022
CBK-AFI webinar on Kenya’s FinAccess Survey 2021 — remark
March 1, 2022
CBK-AFI webinar on Kenya’s FinAccess Survey 2021 — remark
I am delighted to welcome you all to the CBK-AFI Webinar on Kenya’s FinAccess Survey 2021. At the outset, let me acknowledge the support of AFI, one of our worthy partn
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March 1, 2022
CBK-AFI Webinar on Kenya’s FinAccess Survey 2021 – Open
March 1, 2022
CBK-AFI Webinar on Kenya’s FinAccess Survey 2021 – Open
Demand-side surveys are a critical instrument to measure the status of financial inclusion, to set a baseline for policymakers setting-up a national strategy, and to meas
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