Latin America and the Caribbean

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Gender equality could unlock USD12 trillion of incremental GDP in 2025 through financial and digital inclusion, AFI Executive Director tells W20 Summit in Buenos Aires

2018-10-03

AFI Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig discusses gender equality and women's financial inclusion at the W20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 2 September, 2018.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Women’s financial inclusion and sex-disaggregated data highlighted as policy priority at 3rd EGFIP meeting in Costa Rica

2018-03-14

Propelling women’s financial inclusion through the use of sex-disaggregated data was pivotal topic discussed during the 3rd Experts Group of Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) meeting at the Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) event.

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

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AFI & GBA co-chair W20 Financial Inclusion Group

2018-03-13

AFI and the Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) are co-chairing the Women 20 (W20) Financial Inclusion Group under the Argentinian presidency of the G20, supporting the W20 with policy analysis and recommendations to advance women’s financial inclusion in line with the Denarau Action Plan.

Policy area: General FI

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SUGEF and AFI co-host 3rd EGFIP meeting on 12 – 13 March 2018 in San Jose, Costa Rica

2018-03-12

Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras de Costa Rica (SUGEF) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), supported by the Canadian Government’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are co-hosting the 3rd meeting of the Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the  Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC).  

Policy area: General FI

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Data analytics reveal insights into financial literacy challenges for women, outcome of CEMC & FID Working Group meetings in Mexico

2018-03-08

“As technology increasingly drives financial services for the financially excluded, regulators must see to it that this growth is matched by mitigations for the digitally vulnerable,” emphasized Christine Alupo, Bank of Uganda while attending the CEMC and FIDWG meetings in Mérida, Mexico.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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The 15th CEMC & 17th FID Working Group meetings kick off with strong call for smart & sustainable policies in financial inclusion

2018-03-06

It’s an exciting week! Together with Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de México (CNBV), AFI kicks off the 15th Consumer Empowerment & Market Conduct (CEMC) and 17th Financial Data Inclusion (FID) Working Group meetings in Merida, Mexico, from 5-8 March, 2018.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion

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CEMC & FID Working Group members will convene in Merida from 5-8 March

2018-03-01

Together with Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de México (CNBV), AFI will be hosting the 15th Consumer Empowerment & Market Conduct (CEMC) Working Group and 17th Financial Data Inclusion (FID) Working Group meetings from 5-8 March, 2018 in Mérida, Mexico — the first in a series of three working group meetings to be held in the first half of 2018.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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Sharing AFI’s lessons on FinTech and de-risking through peer-learning in the Caribbean

2017-07-21

The annual Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors (CGBS) XXXV conference took place in Antigua & Barbuda on 6 – 8 July 2017 to discuss the impact of technology on supervision.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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AFI signs landmark MoU with Banco de Portugal

2017-07-10

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), Banco Central do Brasil and Banco de Portugal to collaborate on implementing capacity building programs to promote financial inclusion and financial education in Portuguese-speaking countries as an additional activity to AFI’s main work streams.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI and BCB host First Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) Meeting in the LAC region

2017-06-13

The first meeting of Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) was held from 6-7th June in Brasilia, Brazil.

Policy area: General FI

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