Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional News

Zambia launches its first National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS)

2017-11-20

While ensuring that every segment of Zambian society has access to basic financial services, the strategy aims to increase the overall level of financial inclusion (formal and informal services) from 59 to 80 percent and financial inclusion through formal financial services from the current 30 to 70 percent by 2022.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy

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Uganda launches National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2022

2017-10-27

National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) entails that “all Ugandans have access to, and use of, a broad range of quality and affordable financial services which helps ensure their financial security”. The NFIS seeks to reduce financial exclusion from 15 to five percent by 2022.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, General FI

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Digital financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa

2017-10-18

“Central banks are mandated to promote and protect financial stability, but they need to balance this mandate with the need to foster financial inclusion,” said AFI Head of Strategy and Member Relations, Mr. Kennedy Komba during the roundtable, Digital Financial Inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa, in Berlin earlier this year.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI launches its Africa Regional Office

2017-09-15

With the establishment of its Regional Office, AFI seeks to ensure greater proximity to its members in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and respond efficiently to their needs.

Policy area: General FI

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Peer Advisory on In-Country Implementation of National Financial Inclusion Strategies (NFIS)

2017-07-25

Enhanced focus on financial inclusion has necessitated capacity development of staff of AFI members on NFIS and some members with proven experiences have come forward to provide hand holding support to other members.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy

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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 visits site for SSA and MENA Regional Office in Côte d'Ivoire

2017-07-04

With the successful first-phase completion of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Sub-Saharan Africa - Middle East & North Africa Regional Office (RO) establishment mission to Dakar, Senegal, AFI along with Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO) visited the co-host in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI accelerates it’s SSA and MENA Regional Office mission

2017-06-29

AFI's COO, Ravi Vig led a team to Dakar and Abidjan for the establishment of Regional Office mission last week. The mission kicked-off with a visit to the head office of BCEAO in Dakar, Senegal on the 22nd June 2017.

Policy area: General FI

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AMPI expands mandate and adopts new name at 5th Annual Leaders Roundtable in Maputo

2017-05-17

Leaders and officials from 24 AFI members, along with representatives from financial services providers and international development agencies, attended the 5th Annual AMPI Leaders Roundtable

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AFI to establish regional office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

2017-05-12

AFI announced at the 5th Annual Roundtable of the Leaders of AMPI that the AFI Regional Office in Africa will be hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Côte d'Ivoire and the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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