Working groups are the key source of policy development and trends in financial inclusion and serve as “communities of practice” on key financial inclusion issues. They are the primary mechanism for generating and hosting knowledge within the AFI network and provide a platform for knowledge exchanges and peer learning that allow policymakers to share, deliberate and deepen their knowledge and understanding of key financial inclusion issues.
Working Groups underpin AFI’s vital work in financial inclusion. Each provides a unique peer-to-peer learning platform for members to develop and explore the challenges and successes of their specific but interlocking policy areas.
Since the first meeting was held in 2010, working groups have grown rapidly in size and number. As of March 2020, 111 member institutions from developing and emerging countries participate in working groups.
They represent the leaders of financial inclusion policy and, together, have passed over 537 policy changes in their respective jurisdictions.