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June 11, 2021
LAC leaders look to digital & women for sustainable recovery
June 11, 2021
LAC leaders look to digital & women for sustainable recovery
Regulators must leverage digital and other strategic opportunities to foster an inclusive and gender transformative post-COVID-19 recovery, leaders from AFI’s Financial
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June 8, 2021
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Fran
June 8, 2021
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Fran
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Registration for the next intake (September 2021 – February 202
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May 27, 2021
AFI consultation: Policy Models for SME Finance and E-KYC
May 27, 2021
AFI consultation: Policy Models for SME Finance and E-KYC
The AFI Management Unit invites partners and stakeholders from the general public to review and provide comments on two proposed policy models on financial inclusion cove
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May 21, 2021
Digital finance way forward for Pacific region
May 21, 2021
Digital finance way forward for Pacific region
Digital finance services and FinTech solutions offer the greatest opportunities for an accelerated and sustainable COVID-19 recovery within the region, leaders of AF
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May 7, 2021
Kingdom of Eswatini – AFI Inclusive Green Finance Capacity Buil
May 7, 2021
Kingdom of Eswatini – AFI Inclusive Green Finance Capacity Buil
Mbabane/ Kuala Lumpur (6 May 2021) – The Kingdom of Eswatini and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) organized a national-level capacity building and coordinatio
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April 30, 2021
2021 AFI Global Policy Forum postponed
April 30, 2021
2021 AFI Global Policy Forum postponed
The AFI Management Unit has finalized its internal assessment on holding the 2021 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), as guided by the AFI Board of Directors, concluding that
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April 16, 2021
G-24/AFI: Inclusive green finance key to global climate solutions
April 16, 2021
G-24/AFI: Inclusive green finance key to global climate solutions
Global thought leaders and policymakers urged the adoption of a holistic approach to green finance and financial inclusion at an annual event co-hosted on 13 April by the
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March 31, 2021
Working group members celebrated for a year of triumphs
March 31, 2021
Working group members celebrated for a year of triumphs
While the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from meeting in person over the past 12 months, it also catapulted financial inclusion into the global consciousness for offe
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March 26, 2021
Bank of Ghana co-hosts joint meeting with three AFI working grou
March 26, 2021
Bank of Ghana co-hosts joint meeting with three AFI working grou
ACCRA/KUALA LUMPUR (24 March 2021) – Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) co-hosted around 140 participants at virtual meetings with three
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March 25, 2021
El Salvador unveils landmark National Financial Inclusion Policy
March 25, 2021
El Salvador unveils landmark National Financial Inclusion Policy
Congratulations to Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador (BCR) and other members of El Salvador’s National Council for Financial Inclusion and Education on the launch
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Blogs

June 4, 2021
BSP: Building climate-resilience in the financial system
June 4, 2021
BSP: Building climate-resilience in the financial system
The Philippines is one of the countries with high exposure to climate change and disaster risks. In the lead up to World Environment Day 2021, Governor Benjamin E. Diokno
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June 1, 2021
Integrating Inclusive Green Finance into São Tomé and Príncipe
June 1, 2021
Integrating Inclusive Green Finance into São Tomé and Príncipe
As part of our campaign for World Environment Day 2021, Governor Americo Barros of Banco Central de Sao Tome e Principe shares his perspective and insights on the importa
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May 28, 2021
Financial knowledge, skills, attitude & behavior in a pandem
May 28, 2021
Financial knowledge, skills, attitude & behavior in a pandem
Explore how to harness the financial knowledge, financial capabilities and experiences of AFI member intuitions to bring about positive impacts during times of crisis in
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May 26, 2021
Financial inclusion key to women entrepreneurs’ success
May 26, 2021
Financial inclusion key to women entrepreneurs’ success
AFI reached out to women leaders in its network to share their insight on women’s empowerment and the important role women play in financial inclusion. This interview f
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April 13, 2021
Four policies to promote inclusive financial integrity in 2021
April 13, 2021
Four policies to promote inclusive financial integrity in 2021
Financial inclusion supports AML-CFT objectives by bringing financial flows and transactions into the formal sector where they can be monitored. Find out the four key pol
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April 2, 2021
Financial literacy transforms refugee livelihoods
April 2, 2021
Financial literacy transforms refugee livelihoods
Bank of Uganda (BOU) has long considered financial literacy a crucial component for enhancing financial inclusion, requiring attention both on a national scale and for ta
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March 29, 2021
Bringing the informal sector onboard
March 29, 2021
Bringing the informal sector onboard
Informal workers and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) continue to face many unique challenges in accessing and using financial services, stifling growth
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March 29, 2021
Protection of women’s rights achieves justice and inclusion
March 29, 2021
Protection of women’s rights achieves justice and inclusion
In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2021, AFI reached out to women leaders in its network to share their insight on women’s empowerment and the important ro
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March 26, 2021
Women are “ideal” change agents in financial inclusion policy
March 26, 2021
Women are “ideal” change agents in financial inclusion policy
In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2021, AFI reached out to women leaders in its network to share their insight on women’s empowerment and the important ro
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March 24, 2021
Sex-disaggregated data essential to women’s financial inclusion
March 24, 2021
Sex-disaggregated data essential to women’s financial inclusion
In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2021, AFI reached out to women leaders in its network to share their insight on women’s empowerment and the important ro
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Speeches

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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April 13, 2021
G-24/AFI Leaders’ Roundtable: Inclusive Green Finance: A Pa
April 13, 2021
G-24/AFI Leaders’ Roundtable: Inclusive Green Finance: A Pa
Today’s Roundtable will provide us with the opportunity to hear from Central Banks and policymakers both in the AFI and G-24 networks, but also our guests from develope
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March 31, 2021
Spurring financial inclusion in rural areas: overcoming challenge
March 31, 2021
Spurring financial inclusion in rural areas: overcoming challenge
We recognize the technical and practical importance of gender inclusive financial policies and it is both timely and appropriate to be discussing the role of public-priva
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March 31, 2021
Regulated entities empowerment on green finance – Training
March 31, 2021
Regulated entities empowerment on green finance – Training
First and foremost, congratulations to the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia for organizing this training.
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March 24, 2021
Digital Financial Services, Inclusive Green Finance Working Group
March 24, 2021
Digital Financial Services, Inclusive Green Finance Working Group
The Bank of Ghana’s collaboration with AFI has grown stronger over the years as together we have shaped policies to promote financial inclusion across member countries.
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March 23, 2021
Digital Financial Services, Inclusive Green Finance Working Group
March 23, 2021
Digital Financial Services, Inclusive Green Finance Working Group
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has stood out for its leadership role and commitment within the AFI network. It is exciting and pleasing to see over 139 members of AFI working g
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March 17, 2021
MMA-AFI virtual member training on Strategic Approach to Digital
March 17, 2021
MMA-AFI virtual member training on Strategic Approach to Digital
Through our relationship with AFI is comparatively new to our peers, we are very honored to be co-hosting this important training. The assistance and rich peer-learning o
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