AFI members are central banks and other financial regulatory institutions from more than 90 developing countries, where the majority of the world’s unbanked reside. AFI members have pioneered some of the most innovative policy approaches to extending the financial system to the unbanked while balancing safety and stability.
Member institutions set the agenda in the AFI network by choosing the policy solutions to focus on, and the modes of cooperation and knowledge sharing that suit them best.
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Central Bank of Sri Lanka is a member six working groups, and was rated "highly active" in the network in 2018.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is one of AFI's founding members, having joined the network in April 2009.
Central Bank of the Russian Federation, also known as Bank of Russia, co-hosted the 2018 GPF at its southern city of Sochi.
State Bank of Pakistan recently participated in two capacity building sessions in Malaysia, namely, the peer advisory service and member training.
Among its seven Maya Declaration targets, Nepal Rastra Bank will conduct a financial literacy program that targets the country's youth population.<
Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia is a founding member of ECAPI, AFI's newest regional initiative.
National Bank of Kazakhstan was among the founding members of the Eastern Europe & Central Asia Policy Initiative (ECAPI).
Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan has been instrumental in advancing financial inclusion in the country, including by formulating a National Financial Inclusion Policy and conducting a demand-side and supply-side survey to guide policy intervention. It is currently a member of AFI's Audit Committee.
In June 2019, National Bank of the Republic of Belarus hosted nearly 50 representatives from central banks and other financial regulators across the region at the ECAPI High-Level Policy Forum in Minsk.
Headquartered in Kabul, Da Afghanistan Bank one of three AFI members that piloting a two-year project to promote policies that enable more forcibly displaced persons (FDP) to access formal financial services through in-country implementation. It is also a member of AFI's Budget and Finance Committee as well as its Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee.
Centrale Bank van Suriname attended a joint learning program on in-country implementation and measuring progress of FIS and member training on AML/CFT in 2018.
Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP del Perú has a focus on digital financial services, proportionate AML/CFT framework as well as consumer protection and market conduct.
Banco Central del Paraguay was rated "most engaged" in 2018, having attended two capacity building events under digital financial services, namely, a Peer Advisory Service in Malaysia and Public-Private Dialogue in Mexico.
Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores is one of AFI's founding members, having joined in April 2009.
Comisión Nacional de Bancos y Seguros de Honduras recently published a case study on competitiveness' chain reaction for financial inclusion.
Banque de la République d'Haiti recently published a case study on digital financial services in the country, as part of AFI's member series. It is chair of AFI's Audit Committee.
Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador is Vice-Chair of AFI's Audit Committee and a member of its Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee.
In April, Superintendencia de la Economía Popular y Solidaria de Ecuador was among nearly 30 participants attending the FILAC regional meeting in Peru.
Based in San Jose, Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras de Costa Rica hosted last year's FILAC regional meeting. An active member of the AFI network, the head of the supervisory institution is also on AFI's board of directors.
Banco Central de la República Argentina recently hosted a training event for members in Latin America and the Caribbean to learn about DFS policies and regulations for financial inclusion.
Palestine Monetary Authority has completed nearly half of its Maya Declaration targets, and is currently progressing commitments to increase the number of women with bank accounts as well as the size of the SME credit portfolio.
Bank Al-Maghrib is due to co-host a Symposium on Green Financial Inclusion in the Arab Region (FIARI) In October 2019.
Central Bank of Egypt is vice-chair of AFI's Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee, which recognised with the Advocacy Champion Award at the 2018 GPF in Sochi, Russia. The central bank's governor is on AFI's board of directors.
Central Bank of Solomon Islands hosted the 5th Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) in June 2019 under the theme of “Advancing Green Finance through Youth Inclusion”.
Central Bank of Seychelles held a FinTech workshop on leveraging FinTech to improve access to financial services and facilitate broader digital transformations in May 2019.
Central Bank of Samoa hosted the 2018 Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable.
Bank of Papua New Guinea recently announced a string of new Maya Declaration targets and has met its goal of reaching 1 million more unbanked, low-income people in the country, 50 percent of whom are women.
Reserve Bank of Fiji recently co-hosted a conference on Smart Policies for Green Financial Inclusion, and authored a case study on outlining the bank's experience with financial inclusion and climate change.
Maldives Monetary Authority is a principal member that joined AFI in January 2010.
National Bank of Cambodia is a member of AFI's Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee, which was recognised with the Advocacy Champion Award at the 2018 GPF in Sochi, Russia.
Microcredit Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh has made 7 Maya Declaration targets, including pledges to strengthen transparency and accountability through capacity building and greater focus on financial literacy.
Bangladesh Bank has made 50 Maya Declaration targets. Among those completed were increases to the number of female entrepreneurs, agent banking outlets and SME financing in the banking sector. Its governor, Fazle Kabir, is also on AFI's board of directors while the central bank is also a member of the network's Global Standards and Policy Committee.
Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh is one of four AFI members from Bangladesh. In 2018, the government body for regulating and developing the insurance sector made two Maya Declaration Commitments and was an active participant of the AFI GPF in Sochi, Russia.
South African Reserve Bank joined AFI in April 2016 and is an associate member.
Bank of Sierra Leone received an AFI policy grant to help establish a financial inclusion unit.
Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe recently attended member training under AFI's capacity building framework, including on digital financial services in Côte d'Ivoire, Timor-Leste and Guinea.
National Bank of Rwanda is co-hosting the 2019 GPF in Kigali under the theme of "Using Technology for Inclusion of Women and Youth".
Central Bank of Nigeria attended several capacity building events in 2018, including member training in Malaysia on anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism.
Bank of Namibia has five Maya Declaration targets. Among those completed is the development of a national financial inclusion strategy.
Banco de Moçambique has completed many of its 19 Maya Declaration targets, including to increase financial inclusion rates 25 percent by 2019.
Reserve Bank of Malawi recently took part in numerous capacity building events, including joint learning programs in Armenia (CEMC), Ghana (DFS) and Tanzania (FIS).
Banque Centrale de Madagascar is a member of the digital financial services (DFS) working group.
Central Bank of Liberia recently took part in a number of capacity building events, including a peer advisory service in Nigeria and joint learning program in Ghana.
Central Bank of Lesotho is a member of the Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee, which was recognized with the Advocacy Champion Award at the 2018 GPF in Sochi, Russia.
Retirement Benefits Authority of Kenya recently took part in a Joint Learning Program initiative on Tanzania's National Financial Inclusion Framework.
Central Bank of Kenya is chair of AFI’s Global Standards and Policy Committee.
Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) Kenya participated in public-private dialogue programs in Jordan and Guinea.
Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée co-hosted the 6th Annual Leaders Roundtable for the African Regional Policy Initiative (AfPI) in 2018, during which Governor Louncény Nabe was elected as chair of the regional initiative.
Bank of Ghana won the Peer Leadership Award at the 2018 GPF for its outstanding contributions to the peer learning process, as well as special recognition for events organized to commemorate AFI's 10th anniversary.
Central Bank of The Gambia has taken part in numerous member-driven events, including a joint learning program on financial inclusion strategies in Tanzania and member training on FIS and data programs in Malaysia.
Central Bank of Eswatini recently attended several events focusing on DFS, including a joint learning program in Ghana and PPD events with Mastercard in Guinea and Visa in Jordan.
Ministry of Finance of Eswatini received an AFI Policy Grant to further consumer protection an financial literacy strategies. It contributed to a recent case study on Agricultural Finance Intervention in the country.
Banque Centrale du Congo has completed half of its Maya Declaration targets including to improve consumer protection regulations.
Among the most recent events hosted by Banque de la République du Burundi was a workshop held in November 2018 on implementing its National Financial Inclusion Strategy. The central bank has made 14 Maya Declaration Targets, including doubling its financial inclusion rate.
Banco Nacional de Angola recently attended a Joint Learning Program initiative on Tanzania's National Financial Inclusion Framework as well as member training for person financial management trainers in Portugal.