2015

Samoa strategy targets 40,000 financially included adults by 2020

Samoa strategy targets 40,000 financially included adults by 2020

November 25, 2015

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Apia, Samoa – Samoa has set a target to provide 40,000 adults with improved access to formal financial services by 2020. Of the 40,000 target, Samoa hopes that 50 percent will be accessed by women and at least 50 percent from rural areas. This target is one of the many goals set by national stakeholders...

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New goals set to increase financial inclusion in Fiji

New goals set to increase financial inclusion in Fiji

November 25, 2015

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Suva, Fiji – “The whole world recognizes that it is difficult to pursue economic growth if a large sector of our society is financially excluded from active participation in the economy.” Speaking on the importance of financial inclusion in Fiji, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF), Barry Whiteside, said during his opening...

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United Nations Capital Development Fund Recognizes Fiji As Role Model For Financial Inclusion

United Nations Capital Development Fund Recognizes Fiji As Role Model For Financial Inclusion

September 22, 2015

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The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) acknowledged Fiji’s success in advancing financial inclusion and implementing financial literacy education programmes in a meeting Friday between Attorney General and Minister for Finance Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, UNCDF Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl and UNCDF Director of Financial Inclusion Practice Area Mr.Henri Dommel.el. “Our focus is on furthering financial inclusion...

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UNCDF Global Head makes inaugural visit to Fiji

UNCDF Global Head makes inaugural visit to Fiji

September 16, 2015

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Suva, Republic of Fiji, 16 September 2015 – United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl on Tuesday commenced a four-day visit to Fiji. UNCDF’s mandate is to be the United Nation’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries.  In the Pacific region, UNCDF and the United Nations Development...

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VISA And Reserve Bank of Fiji Teach Financial Skills With New Partnership

VISA And Reserve Bank of Fiji Teach Financial Skills With New Partnership

July 28, 2015

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Press Release No. : 21/2015  The Reserve Bank of Fiji and global payments technology company Visa have come together to help improve financial literacy in the South Pacific with the launch of the National Financial Inclusion Taskforce website, designed especially for Fijians. The site provides information and guidance to help residents better understand the different...

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