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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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Bank of Finland DG discusses IGF, DFS & financial literacy with AFI ED

2020-02-12

​​​​​​​Bank of Finland Deputy Governor Marja Nykänen and AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig held talks on inclusive green finance, digital financial literacy and inclusive financial technology (FinTech) on 12 February in Helsinki.

Policy area: General FI

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

2019-11-29

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

Policy area: General FI

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Policy & regulatory solutions converge at global FinTech dialogue

2019-09-26

Amid a global convergence in policy and regulatory solutions in the financial inclusion and financial technology (FinTech), around 70 senior regulators from developing and developed countries are gathering in Prague for the first-of-its-kind global dialogue on inclusive FinTech.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!

2019-09-13

Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!   Fifteen-year old climate change activist Leah Namugerwa urged participants at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) to respond with haste to the current climate emergency, reminding them that it is the youngest generations who will suffer most from inaction.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Financial growth & inclusion ensure stable societies and reduce poverty, Mozambique Governor tells Global Solutions Panel

2019-03-20

Financial inclusion is key to maintaining stable societies and reducing poverty by ensuring that growth is more equally distributed among populations, particularly in rural areas, Bank of Mozambique Governor Dr. Rogerio Zandamela said at the Global Solutions Summit on March 19, 2019.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Banco de Portugal & AFI organize their first training together as part of BCPLP protocol with support from Banco Central do Brasil

2018-02-20

Banco de Portugal (BP) and AFI are holding their first training together from 19-23 February, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The five-day member training, Programme Training Personal Financial Management Trainers (PTPFMT), is held with support from Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), an active member of the AFI network since September 2010.

Policy area: 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 Public-Private Dialogue platform to advance global financial inclusion featured at WEF in Davos

2015-01-27

During this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) hosted a special high level meeting on 21 January to discuss how greater dialogue and cooperation between the public and private actors could accelerate the progress of financial inclusion policy and help improve the lives of the world’s unbanked.

Policy area: General FI

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