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Integrating financial inclusion and climate change in global debate and Nadi Action Agenda agreed by AFI members at first Green Financial Inclusion conference in Fiji

2018-11-27

Strengthening communications and advocacy, country groupings, and increased diplomacy are needed to integrate financial inclusion and climate change in global discourse ...

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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RBF and AFI join forces in global green financial inclusion to build resilience of the vulnerable & mitigate climate change threats

2018-11-26

"Green financial Inclusion is part of AFI membership’s response to a global problem, clearly stated when our Alliance endorsed Sharm el Sheikh Accord on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion in 2017 ... "

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Reserve Bank of Fiji and AFI to welcome delegates to the Smart Policies for Green Financial Inclusion conference in Nadi

2018-11-23

Together with the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF), AFI is hosting the conference, Smart Policies for Green Financial Inclusion: Securing development gains and building resilience from 26-27 November, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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PPD training discusses challenges with digital payments in the Pacific

2018-06-08

The objective of the training was to come up with best practices from a policy and market standpoint to increase the adoption of electronic payments in the Pacific, and small island countries and nations.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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4th PIRI focuses on FinTech for financial inclusion, digital payments, MSMEs, climate change and women empowerment

2018-06-08

The forum highlighted that collaboration between stakeholders is an essential ingredient in closing the financial inclusion gap. Innovative FinTech solutions should be 'additive and transformative' and specifically targeting the unbanked.

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

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8th EGFIP meeting recognizes untapped potential of FinTech to accelerate financial inclusion in the Pacific

2018-06-06

Co-hosted by Central Bank of Samoa and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the meeting concluded with the Leaders Roundtable endorsing the workplan for FinTech for Financial Inclusion in the Pacific.

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

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Central Bank of Samoa will play host to 4th Annual PIRI Leaders’ Roundtable in Apia

2018-05-25

The city of Apia, Samoa will come alive as it plays host to the 4th Annual Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable forum. In collaboration with the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS), AFI will co-host the forum from 5-8 June, 2018 in Apia, Samoa.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Vanuatu NFIS serves as essential five-year roadmap to advance financial inclusion for MSMEs & the underserved

2018-03-30

Outlining specific targets to be met within the next five years, an important goal in the NFIS is to ensure that 65% of adults, of which half will be women, will be active users of formal or semi-formal financial services, increasing from the current 47% that are using formal and semi-formal financial institutions.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy

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AFI members from Asia-Pacific share knowledge on their progress in financial inclusion

2017-12-16

Among numerous topics discussed, the participants that included more than 50 central bankers, financial regulators, ministry of finance officials and development partners from 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific, deliberated on the role of FinTech in advancing financial inclusion and the impact it has on financial integrity, consumer protection and financial stability.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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FinTech for Financial Inclusion in the Pacific

2017-11-24

PIRI financial regulators have recognized that the disruption in financial technology (FinTech) offers great opportunities for developing and emerging economies to significantly drive the uptake of Digital Financial Services (DFS). PIRI policymakers have a common understanding that some innovations such as blockchain, biometric ID and cloud computing help countries to leapfrog into new tech solutions.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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