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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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IMF MD Georgieva, AFI ED expanding collaboration

2020-02-27

Inclusive financial technology, gender and green finance were top of the agenda during a bilateral meeting between International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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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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Policy & regulatory solutions converge at global FinTech dialogue

2019-09-26

Amid a global convergence in policy and regulatory solutions in the financial inclusion and financial technology (FinTech), around 70 senior regulators from developing and developed countries are gathering in Prague for the first-of-its-kind global dialogue on inclusive FinTech.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!

2019-09-13

Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!   Fifteen-year old climate change activist Leah Namugerwa urged participants at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) to respond with haste to the current climate emergency, reminding them that it is the youngest generations who will suffer most from inaction.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Roundtable highlights technology needs in gender equality

2019-04-11

Technological innovations must form part of a multi-pronged approach that tackles gender inequality in financial inclusion and promotes greater female representation in top leadership  positions, speakers said on 10 April at the 11th G-24/AFI Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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G-24 and AFI to co-host 11th Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion at the Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

2019-04-03

AFI’s partnership with G-24 involves being at the forefront of topics that impact financial inclusion— influencing the global dialogue with perspectives from developing and emerging countries, from both networks.

Policy area: General FI

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Cross-border payments in context of technological innovations, PPD meets in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of 2018 Spring Meetings

2018-04-20

Fostering deeper understanding of cross-border payments and technical innovation, and striving to identify points of consensus on how to address key barriers, were main topics of the high-level Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) breakfast held in Washington, D.C. on 19 April, 2018.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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G-24/AFI High-Level Roundtable marks its 10th year anniversary with FinTech for Financial Inclusion dialogue

2018-04-19

“FinTech continues to be the greatest hope in terms of financial inclusion and inclusive growth,” highlighted Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge of the Central Bank of Kenya at the 10th G-24/AFI High Level Roundtable held on 18 April 2018 during the Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. 

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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