2015

Financial literacy a need

Financial literacy a need

November 27, 2015

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The absence of financial literacy can lead to making poor financial decisions that can have adverse effects on the financial health of an individual. Take charge of your money, this was Bank South Pacific’s message to the Saroa villagers, in Rigo District, Central. In rural areas where many depend on subsistence agriculture to earn an...

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Eyeing the unbanked

Eyeing the unbanked

November 27, 2015

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Financial regulators are generally known for taking a measured and cautious approach to change. But in the developed world, that reputation is being turned upside down. In some of the world’s poorest countries, central bankers have proved willing to make bold decisions — embracing innovative approaches in their quest to broaden participation in the formal...

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Financial education – PNG

Financial education – PNG

November 27, 2015

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EAST New Britain Province, PNG – More than 2000 villagers from East New Britain, West New Britain and New Ireland provinces celebrated the completion of their financial education training at a graduation ceremony last week at Rabaul (Vunapope) Catholic hall. The training is part of the Microfinance Expansion Project, supported by the Asian Development Bank...

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Digital Financial Services Can Boost Women’s Economic Opportunities

Digital Financial Services Can Boost Women’s Economic Opportunities

November 25, 2015

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A new report by the World Bank Development Research Group, Better than Cash Alliance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Women’s World Banking, shows how women can better their economic opportunities through the use of digital financial services. The report, prepared for the Turkish G20 presidency, analyses how women can have access to digital financial services and...

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Review on financial inclusion underway – Solomon Islands

Review on financial inclusion underway – Solomon Islands

November 25, 2015

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The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) will host a one-day  national workshop to review  the country’s’ financial Inclusion strategy and set the next medium term strategy (2016-2020) today. It will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel. The Solomon Islands National Financial Inclusion...

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

or media inquiries please contact:
Erica Lee
Communications Associate
Tel: +679 3227538
Email: erica.lee@undp.org
Website: http://www.pfip.org/