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.
Sep 5, 2013 |
The GPFI Report to the G20 Leaders summarizes GPFI activities throughout the end of 2012 and the eight months of 2013, presents the main achievements under the Russia’s G20 Presidency and describes the outlook for the rest of 2013 and into the start of the Australian Presidency. Building on the work summarized in the report, the GPFI elaborated four recommendations for the G20 Leaders to endorse at their Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Jul 26, 2013 |
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Moscow, Russia, on July 19-20, 2013. More information on the meeting and the communiqué is available here.
Jul 9, 2013 |
IFC and CGAP released the "Financial Access 2012: Getting to a More Comprehensive Picture" report on July 9, 2013. The report assesses the state of financial inclusion globally. It is based on data from the International Monetary Fund’s Financial Access Survey, a survey of financial regulators in 187 jurisdictions that covers access to deposits, loans, and insurance by households and enterprises. More information is available here.
Jul 1, 2013 |
The address to the Plenary Meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), is available here.