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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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Regulators offer durable solutions to include FDPs

2020-06-25

Forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) must be part of efforts to accelerate financial inclusion, despite COVID-19 pressures shifting focus towards meeting the needs of local populations, speakers said during a webinar on 23 June.

Policy area: General FI

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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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BigTech crucial to staving off “further exclusion”

2020-05-15

Digital finance is supporting individuals, small businesses and governments amid the global economic downturn by enabling financial services, e-commerce, social assistance and greater collaboration between public sector stakeholders, speakers said during a webinar held exclusively for AFI working group members.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, 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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