Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. (center), as chairman of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Steering Committee, delivers his welcome address during the 5th Annual AFI/G24 Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion on 17 April 2013 in Washington DC, USA. AFI, with a membership of over 100 institutions from 83 countries, is the largest network of regulators and policymakers committed to promote financial inclusion. With Governor Tetangco, Jr. are Mr. Luis Madrazo from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, representing Mexico as chair of the G24 (left) and Dr. Alfred Hannig, AFI Executive Director (right).
The Roundtable focused on the importance of establishing a peer learning platform between AFI/G24 members and international standard-setting bodies (SSBs) to ensure that financial inclusion, its risks as well as benefits, are duly considered in setting standards that equally promote financial stability and integrity. The Roundtable, attended by high-level representatives from over 30 AFI member institutions, was held as part of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.