AFI grew its global footprint with the launch of the Eastern Europe & Central Asia Policy Initiative (ECAPI) at the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Sochi on 7 September, 2018. ECAPI members work closely on improving the availability and quality of financial services across the region, protecting consumer rights and financial markets, and strengthening financial literacy. Members are exchanging best practices and harmonizing approaches in four priority areas:
- cross-border remittances and transactions
- market conduct regulation and supervision
- financial competency and impact measurement
- and consumer-centric financial education, especially for those in remote rural areas.