New Video: Constanza Considera la Inclusión Financiera
¿Qué es la inclusión financiera? ¿Cuentas bancarias a bajo costo? ¿Dinero móvil? ¿Microcrédito? Its counterpart English-language video released a few months ago, this short, animated, Spanish-language video illustrates how financial inclusion can improve lives through the eyes of Constanza, a fictional prospective client. To watch the video, click here.
Seizing the Moment: On the Road to Financial Inclusion
Can the world achieve global financial inclusion by 2020? Throughout 2013 the many participants in FI2020 came together in asking this question to build a shared vision for the future of financial inclusion and develop a common roadmap guiding how to achieve it. In the newly-released report Seizing the Moment: On the Road to Financial Inclusion, with the insights from this collaboration, we look at what financial inclusion is, why it matters, and why we’re confident it can be achieved in the foreseeable future. To download the report, click here.
Follow the Latest from the Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum
Although the Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum has wrapped, stay tuned as we continue to share content from and inspired by our time in London. On the CFI Blog you can find coverage that was posted during the Forum, in the time since the event, and still there are more FI2020 posts to come. On the Financial Inclusion 2020 site is a live stream of FI2020 social media, video recordings of sessions, and photos captured amist all the happenings.
Study of Client Protection Practices in Latin America and the Caribbean
A new report from the Smart Campaign, Study of Client Protection Practices in Latin America and the Caribbean, examines the client protection practices of twelve Latin American microfinance institutions. The institutions, which include NGOs, banks, and credit unions, were studied over the past two years. The report is intended to help microfinance stakeholders reflect on the current state of practice among institutions in LAC. To download the report, available in English and Spanish, click here
Opportunities and Obstacles to Financial Inclusion in Peru
Oikocredit Peru and CFI joined forces to carry out a country-specific version of the Opportunities and Obstacles to Financial Inclusion study in Peru in 2012-2013. Peru was chosen in recognition of developments in the microfinance market, market regulation and rules, its free competition model, and the present government’s interest in working towards financial, economic, and social inclusion. Click here for the publication in Spanish, an English summary document, and a preliminary full translation of the publication in English.
Launch of the 2013 Global Microscope on Microfinance
The 2013 edition of the Global Microscope on Microfinance has launched. Now in its seventh year, the Global Microscope annual report series examines countries’ microfinance sectors by considering the national regulatory environment and the corresponding institutional framework. This year’s report studied 55 countries, and was developed by the EIU in collaboration with the MIF and CAF, with additional support from Citi Microfinance and CFI. For more on the report, click here.
Announcing the Release of the Roadmap to Financial Inclusion
The Roadmap to Inclusion, a major initiative of Financial Inclusion 2020, has launched. Developed through an extensive consultative process, the roadmap offers a framework to expand access to financial services globally, focusing on five crucial areas: technology, customer needs, credit reporting, financial capability, and client protection. Read the roadmap and share your feedback with us, here.
Elisabeth Rhyne Panelist at AFI Global Policy Forum
CFI Managing Director Elisabeth Rhyne is a panelist today in the session “Maya Declaration: Raising Commitments and Measuring Progress” at the fifth annual AFI Global Policy Forum in Kuala Lumpur. For more, including video recordings of several Forum sessions, click here.
New Video: Constance Considers Financial Inclusion
What is financial inclusion? No-frills bank accounts? Mobile money? Microloans? In this short, animated video, we learn how financial inclusion can improve lives through the eyes of Constance, a fictional prospective client. To watch the video, click here.
Financial Inclusion Innovators, Apply to Be a Global Forum Participant
We’re accepting expressions of interest from financial inclusion innovators to be participants in the FI2020 Global Forum, convening October 28-30 in London. The Forum will bring together approximately 300 leaders across regions and industries, including those from organizations developing financial products and delivery methods that catalyze financial inclusion. For more information, click here.