Rural Finance and SME main topics at G20 Inclusive Finance summit in Turkey

14 September, 2015

The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan, endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. The GPFI is coordinated by three countries to safeguard continuity: Australia (the last presidency), Turkey (present presidency) and China (presidency next year).

Last week the summit took place in Turkey. The week started with two and a half day on the Responsible Finance Forum. Rural Finance Roundtable took place, with breakout sessions, in which Rabobank (Hans Boogaard) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sandra Louiszoon) took an active role. The GPFI workshop on SME Finance started with an interesting presentation of Professor Ndung from Kenya, former governor of the Central Bank of Kenya and ended with recommendations to the G20. In Turkey the Global Initiative for Financial Inclusion provided suggestions for the G20 leaders. Technique and digtization will provide an important role in providing access to people in rural areas. 

Please visit www.gpfi.org for details and presentations.

For those interested in the SME guarantee scheme, visit http://smefinanceforum.org/post/principles-for-public-credit-guarantee-schemes-for-smes. The official consultation period closed on August 31, 2015 but you may share your feedback on the SME Finance Forum website.

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