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Apr 22, 2013 |
The Women’s Finance Hub, an initiative of the G20 and GPFI to improve access to financial services for women entrepreneurs and promote the sharing of knowledge and best practices, launched an online platform during a ceremony on April 21, 2013, at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Apr 22, 2013 |
The Financial Inclusion Support Framework (FISF) was launched by the World Bank Group at the Financial Access for All event on April 21, 2013. The FISF launch was welcomed in the G20 Finance Ministers Communique of April 19, 2013, and is designed to support countries to achieve their commitments and targets as set out in the G20 Financial Inclusion Peer Learning Program and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion's Maya Declaration.
Apr 22, 2013 |
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting was held in Washington D.C., USA. More information on the meeting and the final communiqué is available here.
Photo by Mohammad Shouman
Apr 22, 2013 |
The G20 Basic Set of Financial Inclusion Indicators was officially launched on April 21, 2013, during the 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Endorsed by the G20 Leaders at their Los Cabos Summit in June 2012, the Basic Set provides a comprehensive framework for measuring the state of financial inclusion.
Feb 21, 2013 |
The SME Finance Forum, managed by the IFC, launched its new website, featuring a fresh look and over 200 knowledge resources on SME finance including data, tools, research and best practices. The website is available at www.smefinanceforum.org Although an overwhelming majority of jobs in emerging economics are created by SMEs, access to finance remains one of the key challenges for their growth. In an effort to address this challenge, the SME Finance Forum enables knowledge-sharing and collaboration among key stakeholders, including financial institutions, development agencies, policy makers and researchers.     
Feb 20, 2013 |
The first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting of Russia's G20 Presidency was held on February 15-16, 2013, in Moscow, Russia. An overview of the meeting and the full communiqué are available here.
Oct 31, 2012 |
The presentation by Bjørn S. Aamo, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), at the first GPFI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion on October 29, 2012, in Basel, Switzerland, is available here.
Photo by Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Oct 31, 2012 |
The Financial Stability Institute of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) hosted the first annual GPFI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion. Under the theme “Promoting Financial Inclusion Through Proportionate Standards and Guidance,” participants discussed the progress and challenges faced by the global standard-setting bodies (SSBs) in engaging on financial inclusion. The conference was held on October 29, 2012, and convened by the GPFI.
Oct 30, 2012 |
The Financial Stability Institute of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) hosted the first annual GPFI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion. Convened by the GPFI, the conference was held on October 29, 2012.
Oct 8, 2012 |
Developments at two of the main global standard-setting bodies highlight the importance that these organizations are giving to financial inclusion.