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The Black Sea Pearl — Sochi — welcomes 10th AFI GPF in 2018

2017-10-13

The Black Sea Pearl — Sochi — welcomes 10th AFI GPF in 2018 The AFI Global Policy Forum is moving from the Red Sea to the Black Sea. The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is pleased to present the city of Sochi, the Black Sea Pearl, as the home of the 10th AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in September 2018.

Policy area: General FI

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OIC Member Countries Agree to Establish Working Group on Financial Inclusion

2017-09-22

The Governors of the Central Banks and the Heads of Delegations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries agreed to establish a working group on financial inclusion during the Meeting of the Central Banks and Monetary Authorities of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries held on 21 – 22 September in Bodrum, Turkey.

Policy area: General FI

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Enriching the AFI network and strengthening policy peer learning in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

2017-07-05

The Governor of the National Bank of Georgia- NBG, Mr. Koba Gvenetadze met AFI Executive Director, Dr Alfred Hannig in Tbilisi, Georgia to discuss the opportunity of the NBG to join the AFI Network. The meeting was held following discussions with the Governor in Washington DC at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in April 2017. At that meeting, the NBG had expressed initial interest in becoming an AFI member to leverage global know-how from AFI’s peer learning network and to share Georgia’s unique financial inclusion experience.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI FID Working Group and FIS Peer Learning Group to develop joint knowledge products

2017-04-26

More than 70 AFI members gathered for the 15th Financial Inclusion Data (FID) and 10th Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group Meetings in Tajikistan

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, Measuring Financial Inclusion

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AFI Financial Inclusion Data (FID) Working Group and Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS) Peer Learning Group set to meet in Tajikistan

2017-04-17

AFI members from 42 countries will meet in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 24 – 28 April for the Alliance’s 10th Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS) Peer Learning Group and 15th Financial Inclusion Data (FID) Working Group Meetings.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, Measuring Financial Inclusion

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AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

2017-03-01

AFI has officially opened the process for its members to bid on becoming the host of the 2018 Global Policy Forum. As a GPF host, AFI members are able to position their country and institution in the global arena and demonstrate commitment as a financial inclusion leader.

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Financial inclusion priorities in Montenegro, Kosovo and Croatia

2016-10-10

Financial inclusion priorities in the Balkans are diverse and substantial, ranging from emerging issues in DFS regulation to consumer protection and financial literacy and more.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI to Establish Permanent Regional Offices in MENA, Africa and LAC

2016-08-04

AFI members are now looking to strengthen the ties of its network through the creation of regional offices.

Policy area: General FI

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CBR Unveils Policy Guidelines for Development and Action Plan

2016-07-07

Central Bank of Russia unveils new ‘Guidelines for Development of Russia’s Financial Market and Action Plan’ at the XXV International Financial Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia.  

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy

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Tajikistan promoting financial inclusion in country, Central Asia region

2016-06-30

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT), a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), welcomed the Executive Director at AFI, Mr. Alfred Hannig, for a visit and meeting with NBT Deputy Chairman Mr. Umed Barotovich Latifov and Deputy Chairwoman Ms. Lola Jumaevna Salimova, in Dushanbe on 28 and 29 June 2016.

Policy area: General FI

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