December 1, 2013, marks the official commencement of Australia’s Presidency of the G20. Read the full press release here.
Low-income populations benefit the most from technological innovations such as mobile payments, mobile banking, and borrower identification based on fingerprinting and iris scans, according to a new World Bank Group report. Read the full announcement here.
Taking financial inclusion forward and making a real impact in the lives of low-income people and small enterprises has been featuring prominently in the international financial inclusion agenda. Significant components of the work undertaken in the GPFI had as an objective the enablement of policy formulation and target setting.
The GPFI Plenary was held on October 22, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The meeting offered an opportunity to take stock of achievements of the GPFI during the Russian G20 Presidency.
Watch the video of the "Report from the G20 Leaders' Summit" session held on September 12, 2013, at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum.
The address to the 2013 AFI Global Forum by H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion is available here.