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January 26, 2023
AFI’s Latin America and Caribbean members and the Luxembourg De
January 26, 2023
AFI’s Latin America and Caribbean members and the Luxembourg De
At a roundtable meeting in Costa Rica this week, AFI’s Latin America and the Caribbean members, and Luxembourg’s Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitar
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January 20, 2023
Senegal’s General Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Wome
January 20, 2023
Senegal’s General Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Wome
AFI is excited to announce the addition of yet another invaluable member to its global network - the General Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth (DER
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December 16, 2022
AFI & SSBs discuss financial inclusion and global standards,
December 16, 2022
AFI & SSBs discuss financial inclusion and global standards,
AFI’s Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig and the team of AFI’s European Representative Office  – made visits to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and
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December 2, 2022
BCEAO celebrates 60th anniversary
December 2, 2022
BCEAO celebrates 60th anniversary
Congratulations to Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) on celebrating its 60th anniversary. To further advance its forward-looking approach, the
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December 1, 2022
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Fran
December 1, 2022
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Fran
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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November 16, 2022
Developing economy financial regulators use Inclusive Green Finan
November 16, 2022
Developing economy financial regulators use Inclusive Green Finan
Financial regulators from developing economies are leading the way in Inclusive Green Finance policies. These policies recognize the role of financial inclusion in buildi
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October 21, 2022
AFAWA and AFI urge African Finance Ministers, Central Bank Govern
October 21, 2022
AFAWA and AFI urge African Finance Ministers, Central Bank Govern
The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa program, known as AFAWA, and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion introduced African Finan
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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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Blogs

January 19, 2023
The Gambia: Bringing formal financial services to 70 percent of a
January 19, 2023
The Gambia: Bringing formal financial services to 70 percent of a
The Central Bank of The Gambia, AFI member since 2017, launched its National Financial Inclusion Strategy this year, with special focus on women and youth. We talked to G
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January 16, 2023
Banking subagency: the Superintendency of Banks of the Dominican
January 16, 2023
Banking subagency: the Superintendency of Banks of the Dominican
Financial inclusion is one of the six strategic objectives of the Superintendency of Banks of the Dominican Republic (“SB”). The SB's special focus is on banking acce
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January 12, 2023
The Gambia: Financial inclusion of small-scale farmers as central
January 12, 2023
The Gambia: Financial inclusion of small-scale farmers as central
The Central Bank of The Gambia, AFI member since 2017, launched its National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) this year, with special focus on women and youth. We talk
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December 10, 2022
DFS State of Practice Report: A Summary of Key Findings and Insig
December 10, 2022
DFS State of Practice Report: A Summary of Key Findings and Insig
This explainer highlights key findings and analyses from the report. We also compare specific indicators from the DFS regulatory dataset with indicators in the 2021 Globa
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November 9, 2022
How financial regulators include climate risks into risk manageme
November 9, 2022
How financial regulators include climate risks into risk manageme
Learn about the intersection of trends between green finance measurement approaches and supply-side financial inclusion indicators.
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November 9, 2022
How central banks promote financial inclusion as a tool for clima
November 9, 2022
How central banks promote financial inclusion as a tool for clima
Financial regulators recognized that not only climate change poses risks to the financial system, but also that it disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable populati
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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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Speeches

January 26, 2023
Launch of the Project between the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign
January 26, 2023
Launch of the Project between the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign
We believe that this new collaboration will allow more households and more entrepreneurs to have access to more financial means, for the development of sustainable econom
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December 9, 2022
Webinar on Promoting Youth Financial Inclusion in Latin America a
December 9, 2022
Webinar on Promoting Youth Financial Inclusion in Latin America a
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December 1, 2022
MMA-AFI Member Training on Inclusive Green Finance: What’s Next
December 1, 2022
MMA-AFI Member Training on Inclusive Green Finance: What’s Next
As financial inclusion policymakers, we have a significant role to play in addressing this challenge through facilitating access to financial services for mitigation and
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November 25, 2022
BCEAO “Central Banks in a Changing World” symposium – D
November 25, 2022
BCEAO “Central Banks in a Changing World” symposium – D
Technology is ever evolving, and new financial service providers are coming to the fore. Empirical evidence clearly shows that digitization drives the use of financial se
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November 24, 2022
International Financial Inclusion Conference 2022 – Keynote
November 24, 2022
International Financial Inclusion Conference 2022 – Keynote
I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Government of the Republic of Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria, and all relevant stakeholders for their unwavering effort
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November 21, 2022
Innovation and digital payments: Key levers for inclusive growth
November 21, 2022
Innovation and digital payments: Key levers for inclusive growth
Being here, with you, gives me a very welcome opportunity to learn more on the commitment and policy initiatives of the Central Bank of Tunisia, an active member of the A
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October 13, 2022
Governor Rogério Lucas Zandamela, Banco de Moçambique – K
October 13, 2022
Governor Rogério Lucas Zandamela, Banco de Moçambique – K
We as African Central Banks are very pleased to see the continuing deepening of cooperation between the African Development Bank and AFI over the past years since the sig
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October 4, 2022
NBR-AFI Regional Training on Leveraging Financial Inclusion Data
October 4, 2022
NBR-AFI Regional Training on Leveraging Financial Inclusion Data
For Central Banks and regulators in particular, financial inclusion data plays a crucial role in helping policymakers accurately assess the state of financial inclusion i
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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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