Financial Inclusion Action Plan updated and priorities set at first GPFI meeting of 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The first meeting of 2017 for the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) was held last week in Wiesbaden, Germany and gathered together representatives from all G20 countries and affiliated partners, including the Network - represented by Microinsurance Expert, Annette Houtekamer-van Dam. 

With Germany holding the G20 Presidency in 2017, with the aim to build resilience, improve sustainablity and assume responsiblity, the GPFI established its intent to develop ongoing processes further and to support the implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP). 

It was also decided that the issues agreed during the plenary meeting, in terms of review and update of the FIAP, would be carried into the four Working Groups - SME Finance, Regulations and Standard Setting Bodies (SSB), Financial Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy (FCPFL), as well as Markets and Payment System (MPS). 

Read a summary report of the key decisions taken at the meeting, as well as the key takeaways and timeline for the remainder of meetings scheduled for this year, here.