Digitisation and Infomality Take Centre Stage As Argentina Outlines 2018 Financial Inclusion Priorities
Jan 11, 2018 |
Under its G20 Presidency’s theme of “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development” Argentina has released the GPFI Priorities Paper, which identifies the priorities for 2018. The document focuses on the role of digitisation to financially include the underserved population, particularly those in the informal economy. This agenda has been designed to be relevant for both developing and developed countries. Photo Credit: © Moksumul Haque, 2017 CGAP Photo Contest To that end, under Argentina’s G20 Presidency, the GPFI will deliver a policy guide to support policy makers in the implementation of the G20 High-Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion. The policy guide will be focused on four key enablers:
Oct 19, 2017 |
The GPFI held its 3rd Meeting under the German G20 Presidency on 12 October 2017 in Washington D.C. The German Presidency presented the relevant financial inclusion results of the G20 Hamburg Summit and the incoming Argentine Presidency introduced planned GPFI priorities for 2018.
Jul 11, 2017 |
G20 Leaders have acknowledged the importance of financial inclusion as multiplier for poverty eradication, job creation, gender equality and women’s empowerment and expressed support of the work of the GPFI. In their Communiqué, G20 Leaders explicitly welcomed the updated G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan and the ongoing work on improved access to financing to help SMEs to integrate into sustainable and inclusive global supply chains.
Jul 11, 2017 |
At the G20 Leaders Summit held in July 7-8, 2017, in Hamburg, Germany, the G20 Leaders welcomed the updated G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) and expressed overall support of the ongoing work of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in their Communiqué. The 2017 G20 FIAP serves as framework and substantive basis for the activities of the GPFI.
May 23, 2017 |
Following the 2017 GPFI Forum on May 2-3, the GPFI held its plenary in Berlin on May 4. Under a large participation of 80 GPFI member representatives, the G20 2017 Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) was approved. Recognizing among others the mainstreaming of digitization and the importance of aligning the work of the GPFI with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2017 G20 FIAP will guide the work of the GPFI in the coming years.
May 23, 2017 |
2017 GPFI Forum Documentation Under the German G20 Presidency, the annual GPFI Forum was held in Berlin on May 2-3, 2017. The 2017 GPFI Forum convened around 270 representatives from G20 and non-G20 member countries, global financial standard-setting bodies, banks, mobile network operators, FinTechs, think tanks, and civil society to discuss and exchange on a wide range of topics:
Apr 28, 2017 |
In the context of the German G20 Presidency, the Global Parthership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) hosted the 'High-Level Forum on the Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs)' on 26 April 2017 at the Spreespeicher, Berlin. Members of the GPFI and AFI met with representatives of international development and humanitarian organizations, private sector actors, and academia to discuss the challenges and potential solutions to provide and promote access to adequate financial services for FDPs.
Apr 21, 2017 |
G20 Finance ministers and central bank governors, gathered in Washington on 20 and 21 April 2017, welcomed the G20 report on “Digital Financial Inclusion: Emerging Policy Approaches.” The report examines how countries are implementing measures in line with the G20 High-Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion (HLPs) published in 2016—aiming at catalyzing government actions to drive financial inclusion through a focus on digital technologies.
Mar 27, 2017 |
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors gathered in Baden-Baden, Germany, on 17 and 18 March, committed to advance financial inclusion worldwide while supporting and recognizing the work of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). A special focus was given to facilitating financial services among vulnerable groups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ (SMEs) in the G20 Communiqué so as to advance and encourage SME participation in sustainable global value chains.
Mar 3, 2017 |
The German G20 Presidency hosted the GPFI Workshop "Climate smart financing for rural MSMEs – enabling policy frameworks" on 23 February in Frankfurt. Members of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and representatives of international and other organizations met to discuss the question of how to design policies and regulations that help MSMEs to adapt to and strive in a context of a changing climate.