Financial Inclusion Week

A global gathering of the inclusive finance community

What is Financial Inclusion Week?


Financial Inclusion Week (FIW) is an annual gathering of the global community working to advance inclusive finance.

FIW is a forum for exchanging ideas, developments, perspectives and convening stakeholders all around the world. It’s an opportunity for CFI and partner organizations to showcase our work, share ideas on what’s ahead, and more. CFI leads this convening every year by providing the space, highlighting our contributions along with the year’s themes. FIW 2021 will have over a dozen plenary events and likely more than 100 community events and asynchronous content — all hosted on its virtual platform.

Dates for FIW 2022 are set! Join us October 17 – 20!

Financial Inclusion Week 2021

Here are ways to remain involved in FIW 2021, our biggest yet:

As a global community, we have witnessed the power of financial inclusion in helping people cope with the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government-to-person payments were distributed at a level never before seen, using innovative approaches to identify recipients and disburse payments. With support from their investors, financial service providers worked closely with clients to restructure outstanding debt and provide information services on the health crisis. And fintech providers rapidly innovated to serve clients in the complex and evolving context of the pandemic.

Amid the crisis, we remain optimistic about the role financial services play in building financial resilience and helping people navigate difficult situations. Yet the crisis is far from over and threatens to reverse years of progress in reducing extreme poverty. We remain committed in our resolve to work toward a world in which all people are able to use financial services and access economic opportunities to improve their lives. And to do so requires partnership, learning from each other, dialogue, and community. This is the ambition of Financial Inclusion Week.

FIW 2021 By The Numbers






Global Plenaries


Regional Plenaries


Parallel Sessions



Watch FIW 2021 Sessions

Financial Inclusion Week 2020

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