Feb 28, 2017 |
Hosted by the German Presidency on February 24, the G20 workshop “Helping SMEs Go Global - Moving Forward in SME Finance“, brought together more than 150 experts from G20 countries, development finance institutions, and the private sector to discuss issues related to advancing financial inclusion for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Feb 8, 2017 |
The first GPFI meetings under the German G20 Presidency were held in Wiesbaden, Germany on 23-24 January 2017. Participants in the GPFI Meeting A one-day workshop advanced the preparation of the revision of the 2014 G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) through analysis and discussion of related survey results and an exploration of cross-cutting and overarching issues, including the 2030 Agenda and wider G20 accountability processes.
Feb 8, 2017 |
High-level central bankers and government officials, fintech industry, G20 and non-G20 country representatives, along with delegates from international institutions, met in Wiesbaden on 25-26 January to explore developments in the domain of digital financial services.
Jan 11, 2017 |
In December Germany released its Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion German 2017 Priorities Paper. Priorities outlined in this key GPFI document include: (a) review and update of the GPFI Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP): 2030 Agenda and digitization; (b) implementation of the G20 High Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion: opportunities and risks; (c) implementation of the G20 Action Plan on SME Financing; and (d) development of a work stream on financial inclusion of vulnerable groups: forcibly displaced persons.
Dec 2, 2016 |
After several months of development, GPFI has launched a mobile version optimized for smartphones and tablets in an effort towards improving a responsive and interactive version of GPFI.org website. The use of mobiles and tablets is rapidly increasing with almost 25% of visits coming from mobile devices, and we want our visitors to have the best possible experience when visiting GPFI.org through handheld devices. Find out more about the new features and give us your feedback.
Oct 26, 2016 |
Innovative digital technologies play a key role in advancing financial inclusion worldwide, and the rapid growth of ‘mobile money’ is an entry point for providing broader financial services to many low-income families. These opportunities and the new regulatory challenges were the theme of the Third GPFI/FSI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Innovative Financial Inclusion, held in Basel, in 26-27 October. Hosted by the Financial Stability Institute of the Bank for International Settlements, the conference brought together governments, regulators, supervisors and overseers, and global standard-setting bodies with the timely theme “New Frontiers in the Supervision and Oversight of Digital Financial Services.” Over two-days, participants examined ways to foster financial inclusion through innovation in digital finance while protecting consumers and financial stability.
Sep 28, 2016 |
At the Global SME Finance Forum that took place in September 19-21, in Beijing, China, leaders from banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions discussed innovations to unlock new opportunities in small business finance following the recently endorsed G20 Action Plan on SME Financing Implementation Framework. During a three-day conference, four hundred representatives of leading banks and financial technology firms from 50 countries gathered in Beijing discussed how to leverage technology, big data, bitcoin and artificial intelligence towards transforming small business finance. Participants in the SME Finance Forum. Photo credit: SME Finance Forum
Sep 13, 2016 |
G20 Leaders committed to taking “concrete actions” to accelerate access to finance globally, “particularly in the area of digital financial inclusion”. Participants in the G20 Hangzhou Summit. Photo credit: OECD
Aug 17, 2016 |
Under the leadership of the Chinese G20 Presidency, the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) developed a new set of High-Level Principles that encourage governments to promote a digital approach to financial inclusion. These Principles were endorsed by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at their meeting in Chengdu on July 22-23, 2016. Download here: G20 High-Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion Download here: One-page summary G20 High-Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion
Aug 10, 2016 |
Under the leadership of the Chinese G20 Presidency and in consultation with G20 members and GPFI Implementing Partners, new indicators have been added to the set of G20 Financial Inclusion Indicators to measure the use, availability, and quality of digital financial services. Photo credit: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank The expansion and revision of the existing set of G20 Financial Inclusion Indicators is driven by the development of new digital models, as well as the availability of new data on both the demand for and supply of digital financial services. Technology has a vital role to play in promoting the spread of financial inclusion, especially when it comes to accounts that can be accessed more affordably and conveniently through a mobile device.