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Integrating Forcibly Displaced Persons Into a National Financial Inclusion Strategy

Sustainable development and inclusive economic growth can only be achieved if those who are forcibly displaced are not left behind in pursuit of broader national financial inclusion goals. Accessing formal financial services can enable forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) to overcome difficult situations, apply their skills and competencies, and realize their future potential. This helps them to contribute to the economic development of their host community or even country, and mitigate the inherent challenges (that) forced displacement poses to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The goal of this guideline note by AFI is to equip financial policymakers and regulators to apply a forced displacement lens within the context of their national financial inclusion priorities so that their NFIS successfully advances the financial inclusion of FDPs and enhances their economic participation in a dignified manner.

AFI is the world’s leading organisation on financial inclusion policy and regulation. A member-owned network, we promote and develop evidence-based policy solutions that improve the loves of the poor through the power of financial inclusion.