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The COVID-19 factor: pandemic risk could be transformative for financial and social inclusion

2020-07-08

AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig talks to The Economist Intelligence Unit on how COVID-19 could be transformative for financial and social inclusion in some emerging markets.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI and Mastercard Foundation partner for COVID-19 Policy Response in Africa

2020-06-13

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is implementing a COVID-19 Policy Response program in Africa in response to the devastating impacts of the global pandemic. 

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AFI launches second edition of IGF policy landscape survey

2020-06-05

AFI launches second edition of IGF policy landscape survey As a global policy leadership alliance representing 100 members from emerging and developing economies, AFI has a responsibility not only to be part of the solution, but also provide a significant contribution when addressing climate change, one of the major global challenges, AFI Executive Director Dr.

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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The coronavirus is upending cash economies. Mobile money could emerge as the winner.

2020-05-17

AFI was quoted by Washington Post in their latest story about the rise of mobile money, particularly in Africa, where it targets those with no or limited access to the banking and financial system.

Policy area: General FI

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Role of Gender Focal Points institutionalized in all AFI Working Groups

2020-05-12

Role of Gender Focal Points institutionalized in all AFI Working Groups All AFI Working Groups institutionalized the role of the Gender Focal Points (GPF) by unanimously adopting a revision into their respective Working Group charters, during their sessions held this April.

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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

2020-05-05

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

Policy area: General FI

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AFI’s PPD on COVID-19 highlights gender concerns

2020-04-27

“Women who work in informal sectors are most at risk of being left behind which is why we need gender-sensitive and targeted interventions in formulating policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda said during the 1st Virtual AFI Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) Meeting.

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Digital Financial Services, Financial Inclusion Strategy, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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IGFWG webinars discuss sustainability, COVID-19 and beyond

2020-04-09

IGFWG webinars discuss sustainability, COVID-19 and beyond “Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we are seeing banks and corporations now expanding their sustainability teams.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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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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