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Financial Inclusion
Strategy Peer Learning
Group(FISPLG)

Financial Inclusion
Strategy Peer Learning
Group(FISPLG)

A peer learning group that supports countries developing and implementing financial inclusion strategies.

AFI’s FISPLG guides members by promoting a unified vision and shared goals among public and private stakeholders.

The aims of FISPLG include the facilitation of peer reviews of draft strategies and action plans, the development of joint guidance on national strategies as well as capacity building support to members (including connecting them with expert stakeholders) to develop and implement their financial inclusion strategies.

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Member
Institutions
53
Countries
97
Policy
Changes
23
Knowledge
Products

CHAIR

Nomcebo Hadebe, Ministry of Finance Eswatini

CO-CHAIR

Mackay Aomu, Bank of Uganda

CO-CHAIR

Mohanad Salous, Palestine Monetary Authority

FISPLG provides practical support to countries that have made commitments under the Maya Declaration and to the G20 through its Financial Inclusion Peer Learning Program.

  • Facilitate peer learning on the different approaches to strategy development and implementation across the network;
  • Provide a platform for peer reviews of draft strategies and action plans;
  • Develop joint guidance on aspects of national strategy formulation and implementation; and
  • Support the capacity of members to develop and implement financial inclusion strategies, including through connections to expert stakeholders.
  • Gender Savings Group:
    Guideline Note on Gender Savings Groups; Case Study Gender SavingsGroups in Egypt.
  • Youth and Financial Inclusion Subgroup:
    Guideline Note Integrating Youth in NFIS.
  • Inclusive Green Finance Subgroup:
    Toolkit Integrating the IGF perspective in a NFIS.
  • M&E and NFIS (jointly with FIDWG):
    Guidance Note on M&E Framework for National Financial Inclusion Strategies.
  • Onboarding of the Informal Sector (jointly with SMEFWG):
    Policy Framework on onboarding of the informal sector.
    • 2020

    • SDGs & Socially Responsible Finance (SRF) – Case Studies from Selected AFI Member

2019

    • Guideline Note 35: Effective Stakeholder Coordination for National Financial Inclusion Strategy Implementation
    • Guideline Note 34: Communication Strategies for National Financial Inclusion Strategy Implementation

2018

    • Inclusive Insurance in National Financial Inclusion Strategies
    • National Financial Inclusion Strategies: Current State of Practice

2017

    • Case Study 3: Bank on Her: Diamond Bank Enhances Opportunities for Nigeria’s LowIncome Women to Save
    • Case Study 2: Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Solomon Islands. A simple opportunity can make a ifference
    • Case Study 1: Women Financing: A case study of Lapo Microfinance Bank Limited
    • National Coordination and Leadership Structure
    • Guideline Note 28: Defining Financial Inclusion
    • Guideline Note 27: Integrating Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion into National Strategies

2016

    • Guideline Note 20: National Financial Inclusion Strategies: A Toolkit

2015

    • National Financial Inclusion Strategy Development: Current State of Practice

2013

  • Progress on National Financial Inclusion Strategies (NFIS) – A Timeline of Achievements
  • Central Bank of Egypt
    Review of the State of Financial Inclusion Report draft report
  • Palestine Monetary Authority
    Review of Palestine’s NFIS
  • Bank of Uganda
    Review of Uganda’s NFIS
  • Bank of Zambia
    Review of Zambia’s NFIS
  • Bank of Zambia
    NFIS lII, Updated Draft I
  • Ministry of Finance Swaziland & Central Bank of Swaziland
    Draft document of Swaziland’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy
  • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
  • Central Bank of Solomon Islands
  • Banco de Moçambique
    NFIS of Mozambique
  • Superintendence of Banking Peru
    NFIS of the Republic of Peru
  • Philippines
    NFIS of the Philippines
  • MOF Swaziland
    Country’s proposal for developing a NFIS and associated roadmap documents
  • Madagascar
    Country’s proposal for developing a NFIS and associated roadmap documents
  • Palestine
    Country’s proposal for developing a NFIS and associated roadmap documents
  • Superintendencia & Central Bank
    Country’s proposal for developing a NFIS and associated roadmap documents
  • Ecuador
    Country’s proposal for developing a NFIS and associated roadmap documents
  • Banque de la République d’Haïti
    Country’s proposal for developing a NFIS and associated roadmap documents
  • Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
    Country’s proposal for a NFIS document
  • Central Bank of Liberia
    NFIS of Liberia
  • Da Afghanistan Bank
    NFIS of Afghanistan
  • Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador
  • Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe
  • Banco Central de Timor-Leste
  • Banco de Moçambique
  • Banco Nacional de Angola
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Bangladesh Bank
  • Bank Al-Maghrib
  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bank of Papua New Guinea
  • Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Bank of Tanzania
  • Bank of Uganda
  • Bank of Zambia
  • Banque Centrale de Mauritanie
  • Banque Centrale de Tunisie
  • Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique
    de l’Ouest (BCEAO)
  • Banque Centrale du Congo
  • Banque de la République d’Haiti
  • Banque de la République du Burundi
  • Central Bank of Armenia
  • Central Bank of Egypt
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Jordan
  • Central Bank of Lesotho
  • Central Bank of Liberia
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Central Bank of Samoa
  • Central Bank of Solomon Islands
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka
  • Central Bank of the Bahamas
  • Central Bank of The Gambia
  • Central Bank of the Republic of
    Uzbekistan
  • Centrale Bank van Suriname
  • Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores
    de México (CNBV)
  • Da Afghanistan Bank
  • Direction Générale du Trésor, Ministère
    de l’Economie et des Finances,
    Madagascar
  • Financial Regulatory Commission of
    Mongolia
  • Insurance Development and Regulatory
    Authority Bangladesh
  • Maldives Monetary Authority
  • Microcredit Regulatory Authority of
    Bangladesh
  • Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances
    et du Budget du Sénégal
  • Ministère des Finances de la République
    Tunisienne
  • Ministry of Finance – Eswatini
  • Ministry of Finance Zambia
  • National Bank of Cambodia
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
  • National Reserve Bank of Tonga
  • Nepal Rastra Bank
  • Palestine Monetary Authority
  • Reserve Bank of Fiji
  • Reserve Bank of Malawi
  • Reserve Bank of Vanuatu
  • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
  • Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
  • Superintendencia de la Economía Popular
    y Solidaria de Ecuador
  • Superintendencia General de Entidades
    Financieras de Costa Rica (SUGEF)

Webinars

Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group (FISPLG) Technical Virtual Meeting discussed the importance of integrating youth and forcibly displaced people in a national financial inclusion strategy followed by country-specific member testimonies and Q&A.

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Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group (FISPLG) Webinar on “Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Savings Groups” includes discussions on the concept of Gender Savings Groups (GSG), their advantages and disadvantages, the effects of COVID-19 on GSG and measures that can be taken to mitigate these effects. The webinar concludes with participants exploring why COVID-19 policy responses need to be financially inclusive and gender-sensitive.

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