Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Regional News

ECAPI leaders wrap up milestone regional meeting

2019-06-13

Deputy Chairman of the NBRB Board Sergei Kalechits opened the forum, reiterating the importance of the event and its aims. “Financial inclusion and financial services are a very important part of sustainable development,” he said.

Policy area: General FI

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More than 20 countries attend CBA-AFI member training on behavioral insights and evidence-based policymaking in Armenia

2019-04-29

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) and AFI on April 29 kicked off a joint capacity building session designed to identify issues related to financial education and find solutions using behavioral insights.

Policy area: General FI

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Financial inclusion policymakers from around the globe will convene in Sochi for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

2018-08-21

The world’s biggest forum for financial inclusion policymakers — the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum — is set to take place in Sochi from 5-7 September, 2018. Organized by AFI and Bank of Russia, the 2018 Global Policy Forum (GPF) is themed, “Innovation. Inclusion. Impact.”

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Digital Financial Services, Financial Inclusion Strategy, Measuring Financial Inclusion, SME Finance, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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AFI members from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) convene to discuss financial inclusion plans for the region

2018-05-16

Hosted in partnership with the National Bank of Tajikistan, AFI members from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region gathered at the two-day meeting to deliberate, and address common topics linked to financial inclusion in the region.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, General FI

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AFI welcomes the National Bank of Georgia as its first member of 2018

2018-02-08

The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has joined AFI as an associate member. The AFI Network is now comprised of 114 member institutions representing 95 countries worldwide.

Policy area: General FI

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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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