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Nov 12, 2013 |
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.
Oct 23, 2013 |
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.
Oct 23, 2013 |
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.
Oct 23, 2013 |
The third annual GPFI Forum was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 21-22, 2013. Hosted by Russia’s G20 Presidency, the GPFI Forum was attended by representatives from G20 countries, non-G20 countries, GPFI Implementing Partners and other stakeholders and interested parties.   
Oct 15, 2013 |
Universal financial access is vital to reducing poverty, innovation key to overcoming the enormous challenge, says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. Read the full press release here. 
Sep 18, 2013 |
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the results of the fourth annual Financial Access Survey (FAS) through the FAS website. Read the full announcement here. 
Sep 16, 2013 |
Watch the video of the "Report from the G20 Leaders' Summit" session held on September 12, 2013,  at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum. 
Sep 11, 2013 |
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.
Sep 6, 2013 |
Leaders of the G20 welcomed progress made by the GPFI on advancing financial inclusion. In their declaration released at the end of the Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 6, 2013, the G20 Leaders endorsed the recommendations of the GPFI Report.
Sep 5, 2013 |
At their Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, the G20 Leaders supported new measures to track progress towards financial inclusion. The Leaders endorsed the G20 Financial Inclusion Indicators developed by the GPFI and designed to assess the state of financial inclusion by measuring access to, use and quality of financial services.