Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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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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AFI GSPWG concludes 4th meeting in Moscow with adoption of strategic plan

2016-06-14

Policymakers and regulators from more than 20 countries in the AFI Global Standards Proportionality (GSP) Working Group met in Moscow, Russia last week, from 7-9 June, on the occasion of the group’s 4th meeting, co-hosted by the Bank of Russia.

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SME Finance Working Group Concludes Meeting in Mongolian Capital of Ulaanbaatar

2016-06-02

AFI members from 24 countries were in Ulaanbaatar last week to take part in the 6th meeting of the SME Finance Working Group from 23-26 May. Hosted by the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (FRC), the meeting included representatives from across Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

Policy area: SME Finance

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CEMC Working Group finds inspiration beneath the snow-capped mountains of Dilijan, Armenia

2016-03-25

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) 11th meeting of the Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct Working Group (CEMCWG) came to a conclusion on Friday in the Central Bank of Armenia’s (CBA) Dilijan Training and Research Centre.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct

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A productive week in Armenia for AFI’s DFS working group

2016-03-25

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) 13th Digital Financial Services Working Group (DFSWG) meeting wrapped up four days of meetings in the historic city of Dilijan, Armenia on Friday.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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CEMCWG and DFSWG members identify policy convergences at joint meeting in Armenia

2016-03-23

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) members from two working groups met in Dilijan, Armenia, this week to examine current trends in consumer protection and market conduct (CEMC) and digital financial services (DFS), as well as look for areas of convergence that would benefit from greater collaboration.

Policy area: General FI

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