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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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DFS and FinTech accelerate financial inclusion in the Pacific

2017-11-15

“Digital financial services (DFS) has the potential to bring millions into the mainstream financial system,” says AFI’s Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig at the 32nd Meeting of South Pacific Central Bank Governors in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga on 15 November 2017.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Digital finance is key to increasing financial inclusion in Asia Pacific

2017-11-10

“The adoption of digital finance will have a significant impact not only on financial inclusion, but also inclusive economic growth,” says Alfred Hannig, AFI’s Executive Director during his keynote address at the Asian Development Bank’s 2nd Asia Finance Forum, taking place in Manila, Philippines from 8-10 November 2017.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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PIRI Leaders set to meet in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea for the 3rd PIRI Leaders Roundtable

2017-05-29

The 3rd Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable is set to kick off on 31 May to 01 June 2017 at the Gazelle International Hotel, Kokopo, in the East New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

2017-03-01

AFI has officially opened the process for its members to bid on becoming the host of the 2018 Global Policy Forum. As a GPF host, AFI members are able to position their country and institution in the global arena and demonstrate commitment as a financial inclusion leader.

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AFI 2016 Global Policy Forum Concludes

2016-09-09

AFI network adopts action plan for women's financial inclusion, announces 16 new Maya Declaration Commitments.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI Officially Opens 2016 Global Policy Forum in Fiji

2016-09-08

The 2016 Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum (GPF) opened with a traditional Fijian welcome ceremony, setting the stage for two days of sharing and open dialogue to promote financial inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI Meets the Press Ahead of 2016 Global Policy Forum

2016-09-06

Governor Whiteside expressed that it was an honor for the Reserve Bank of Fiji to co-host the Global Policy Forum with AFI, which will welcome 540 delegates from 82 countries to Denarau Island.

Policy area: General FI

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Countdown to the AFI 2016 Global Policy Forum

2016-09-01

The opening ceremony of AFI’s 8th annual Global Policy Forum is almost upon us. Learn how to watch key sessions live online.

Policy area: General FI

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