Feb 27, 2019 |
A version of this press release first appeared at www.BIS.org(link is external)
G20 Leaders Highlight the Importance of Strengthening Financial Inclusion As Argentine Presidency Wraps Up
Dec 6, 2018 |
The G20 Leaders convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30 November - 1 December 2018 and agreed on a Declaration which highlighted financial inclusion as one of the main drivers to economic growth. Additionally, Leaders endorsed the G20 Policy Guide on Digitisation and Informality. In the Buenos Aires Action Plan, G20 countries committed to the voluntary implementation of its policies, to incentivise the collection of Gender desegregated data, and welcomed the work from the Temporary Steering Committee on the Sustainable and Responsible Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons.
Oct 29, 2018 |
Over 90 participants from 28 countries came to The Hague on September 10-11 to discuss common challenges and potential solutions to financially include FDPs. A zero draft of the G20 Roadmap on ‘Sustainable and Responsible Financial Inclusion’ served as a basis for these discussions between financial regulators, supervisors and policymakers from G20 and non-G20 countries, humanitarian and development agencies, private sector partners, and academics. read more >>
Oct 29, 2018 |
Over 90 participants from 28 countries came to The Hague on September 10-11 to discuss common challenges and potential solutions to financially include FDPs.
Aug 16, 2018 |
Scheduled for 10-11 September at The Hague, Netherlands, the Workshop on Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons will bring together policymakers, regulators, and other oversight officials. Representatives of academia and the private sector, including experts from financial technology startups, are also expected to attend. The main objective of the Workshop is to enhance the ongoing policy dialogue about the financial inclusion of people who are forcibly displaced. It is estimated that 68.5 million people worldwide were forced to leave their homes in 2017 due to conflict or other disruptions beyond their control. Workshop participants are expected to draw up a roadmap that will be presented to G20 Ministers and Governors in the future.
Aug 10, 2018 |
During the last G20 Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors' Meeting held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 21st and 22nd of July, the GPFI Financial Inclusion Policy Guide on Digitisation and Informality was endorsed.
Aug 1, 2018 |
A two-day GPFI Forum on "Technological Trends in Digital Financial Inclusion" was hosted on a back-to-back basis with the second GPFI Plenary meeting, serving as an opportunity to broadcast the importance of technology as a booster of digital financial services. Featuring avant-garde topics around the theme of digitisation, the Forum enabled GPFI members and stakeholders to join in discussions on how these issues impact the financial inclusion agenda from a policy perspective. On the first day, participants discussed how the blockchain technology can impact financial inclusion by lowering transactional costs, making transactions more transparent, and facilitating payments and remittances. Attendees also discussed how innovative regulatory approaches, such as sandboxes or so-called “RegLabs”, can open space for positive change through innovation.
Jul 30, 2018 |
The second G20 GPFI Plenary meeting under the Argentine G20 Presidency was held in Riyadh on 2 July 2018. Argentina formally presented the G20 Policy Guide, which was endorsed by GPFI members.
May 29, 2018 |
The GPFI Forum will be hosted on a back to back basis with the second GPFI Plenary meeting, serving as an opportunity to broadcast the importance of technology as a booster of digital financial services. The purpose of the GPFI Forum is to highlight on avant-garde topics regarding digitisation for members and stakeholders to join in discussions on how these issues impact the financial inclusion agenda from a policy perspective. It would also be a space to hear country cases experiences. The two-day GPFI Forum will consist on time blocks covering different subjects that involve how the new technologies may influence on the development of financial inclusion. Click here to view the Forum's Preliminary Agenda >>
Apr 5, 2018 |
This year’s GPFI Forum will take place on July 3-4 in Saudi Arabia. The GPFI Forum will bring together policymakers, regulators, and other interested parties who work on financial inclusion around the world. More details, including the agenda and logistical information, will be announced once they are finalised.