Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional News

AFI members mitigate Covid-19 with policy responses

2020-04-03

AFI member institutions are taking immediate action to ease the financial burdens faced by individuals and small businesses as economic activity decelerates amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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AFI’s Hannig announces Covid-19 policy response

2020-04-01

AFI’s Hannig announces Covid-19 policy response AFI has launched the AFI COVID-19 Policy Response, a comprehensive set of quick, needs-based, highly practical and high-impact interventions that will enable the implementation of rapid response policies and regulations in countries highly impacted by the global economic downturn as a result of the spr

Policy area: General FI

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Executive Director: AFI Business Continuity Management

2020-03-18

Malaysia is starting a two-week interruption of non-essential activities from 18 March until 31 March, as part of the Government’s efforts to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus. AFI staff in Kuala Lumpur will work from home in the next two weeks.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI working group leaders launch video meetings

2020-03-11

Leaders from AFI’s working groups took part in the Alliance’s first-ever global web-based video conferencing event on 10 March, after the AFI Management Unit cancelled a series of upcoming events due to the spread of COVID-19.

Policy area: General FI

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Executive Director: Cancellation of 13 events and alternative mode of delivery

2020-03-05

World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global emergency, which has affected about 70 countries so far.

Policy area: General FI

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Cybersecurity member training ends with strategy development

2020-02-20

Cybersecurity member training ends with strategy development Participants at the Member Training on Cybersecurity for Financial Inclusion ended four days of in-depth learning on 20 February by distilling their newly acquired knowledge into cybersecurity strategies at the institutional level.

Policy area: General FI

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CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

2019-11-29

In collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, AFI will be launching its first online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’.

Policy area: General FI

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NFIS must encourage long-term sustainable goals, AFI’s DED

2019-11-18

Regulators must adopt a “holistic approach” to national financial inclusion strategies (NFIS) that encourage long-term and sustainable economic growth, AFI’s Deputy Executive Director Norbert Mumba said at the start of member training on 18 November.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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CNBV president highlights youth and “most vulnerable” at JLP opening

2019-10-23

Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) is developing regulations and financial systems that target young people and vulnerable communities as part of efforts to boost financial inclusion, its head told participants at a joint learning program (JLP) earlier this week.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Members attend CGD-AFI workshop on decision tree in Mexico

2019-10-14

Twenty-four participants from eight AFI member institutions came together last week in Mexico City for a policy workshop on digital financial inclusion, the first of its kind to be co-organized by the global network and the Center for Global Development (CGD).

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, Financial Inclusion Strategy, General FI

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