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September 23, 2021
Join us for AFI’s first-ever policy leadership dialogue!
September 23, 2021
Join us for AFI’s first-ever policy leadership dialogue!
We’re getting ready to host our first-ever fully virtual policy leadership dialogue and we hope that you can join us!
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September 21, 2021
AFI welcomes new members from Iraq and Dominican Republic
September 21, 2021
AFI welcomes new members from Iraq and Dominican Republic
Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) and Superintendencia de Bancos de la República Dominicana (SB) have joined AFI as its newest members, further strengthening the global presenc
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September 13, 2021
New policy models, Governor Espenilla award backed at AGM
September 13, 2021
New policy models, Governor Espenilla award backed at AGM
AFI’s Membership Council endorsed new policy models, updated the Maputo Accord and established a new award to recognize financial Inclusion innovation at the network’
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September 13, 2021
CNBV President assumes chair of AFI’s Board at AGM
September 13, 2021
CNBV President assumes chair of AFI’s Board at AGM
The president of Mexico’s Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV), Juan Pablo Graf Noriega, has become the new chair of AFI’s Board of Directors after assumin
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September 10, 2021
AGM sees more women join AFI’s Board of Directors, new committe
September 10, 2021
AGM sees more women join AFI’s Board of Directors, new committe
AFI’s Membership Council has ratified four new board members at the network’s 6th annual general meeting (AGM) on 8 September, including two women deputy governors, r
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September 8, 2021
Working groups showcase policy models, demand-side surveys
September 8, 2021
Working groups showcase policy models, demand-side surveys
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August 18, 2021
Women, youth & small businesses top Africa leaders’ agenda
August 18, 2021
Women, youth & small businesses top Africa leaders’ agenda
With COVID-19 shockwaves still exposing women, youth, small businesses and other vulnerable groups to greater de-risking, leaders from Africa’s financial regulators met
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August 12, 2021
Africa’s financial regulators prioritize de-risking of vulnerab
August 12, 2021
Africa’s financial regulators prioritize de-risking of vulnerab
Women, youth and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa most at-risk of financial exclusion during COVID-19, say Bank of Tanzania and Alliance for Financia
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July 21, 2021
AFI launches gender COVID-19 policy response tracker
July 21, 2021
AFI launches gender COVID-19 policy response tracker
For the first time, financial regulators and policymakers can track national gender policy responses to COVID-19 implemented in AFI member jurisdictions, thanks to a new
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July 1, 2021
Tunisia central bank & AFI event advances agent, digital ban
July 1, 2021
Tunisia central bank & AFI event advances agent, digital ban
Digital financial service agents are critical in enabling last mile groups to access payments and financial services by providing cash-in, cash-out and other related serv
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Blogs

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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July 19, 2021
Disaster resilience in a changing environment
July 19, 2021
Disaster resilience in a changing environment
Disaster resilience building requires a coordinated approach among all stakeholders from the government and the private sector to the affected populations and communities
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July 13, 2021
Sustainable solutions way forward for BSP
July 13, 2021
Sustainable solutions way forward for BSP
Recognizing the critical role of the financial industry in developing resilient growth, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic by facilitat
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Speeches

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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September 7, 2021
Working Groups Global Convergence Virtual Meeting – Opening
September 7, 2021
Working Groups Global Convergence Virtual Meeting – Opening
Read Dr. Alfred Hannig's speech for the WG Global Convergence Virtual Meeting. The objective of the meeting is to present the achievements and progress of work undertaken
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June 23, 2021
7th Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) meeting &
June 23, 2021
7th Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) meeting &
We know that the effects of the plague have manifested themselves in many ways in our lives. We live in every corner of the globe, but we face the same tragedy. We all th
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June 23, 2021
7th Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) meeting &
June 23, 2021
7th Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) meeting &
While we recognize the global health-crisis presented some shocks that many could not have forecasted, we are reminded daily (and in retrospect) the resilience present in
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June 22, 2021
Kick-off Meeting for Central Bank of Nigeria National FinTech Str
June 22, 2021
Kick-off Meeting for Central Bank of Nigeria National FinTech Str
Although we recognize the global health-crisis presented some shocks that many could not have forecasted in the past year, we are reminded at every turn, the resilience p
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May 25, 2021
Education and Financial Empowerment: Strengthening the Resilience
May 25, 2021
Education and Financial Empowerment: Strengthening the Resilience
Bank of Haiti (BRH) has been an active principal member of AFI for over a decade and is recognized as one of the network’s Gender Inclusive Ambassador institutions.
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May 21, 2021
6th Pacific Island Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable
May 21, 2021
6th Pacific Island Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable
Furthermore, AFI has swiftly assisted members by implementing a COVID-19 Policy Response Project that has reinforced the network’s peer learning on sharing best practic
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May 6, 2021
Kingdom of Eswatini and AFI Virtual In-Country Training on Inclus
May 6, 2021
Kingdom of Eswatini and AFI Virtual In-Country Training on Inclus
Given Eswatini’s leadership on financial inclusion, AFI welcomes this opportunity to collaborate on further developing Inclusive Green Finance in Eswatini. We are aware
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April 29, 2021
Comisión Nacional de Bancos y Seguros (CNBS) and AFI virtual mee
April 29, 2021
Comisión Nacional de Bancos y Seguros (CNBS) and AFI virtual mee
The participants here today have deep knowledge and experience to share with us on the opportunities for gender sensitive design when developing financial inclusion polic
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