Financial Inclusion for the Arab Region Initiative (FIARI)

The Financial Inclusion for the Arab Region Initiative (FIARI)

Established under the auspice of the Council of Arab Central Bank and Monetary Authorities Governors. Supported by the Arab Monetary Fund, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and the World Bank.

FIARI aims at empowering policymakers and regulators to enhance the accessibility, usage, and quality of responsible financial services for the unbanked and financially underserved Arab societies...Read More

Financial Inclusion

Boosts equality, resilience, socio-economic well-being of citizens.

  • 79% of young adults are unbanked
  • 72% of the poorest citizens can yet benefit from financial inclusion
  • 23% is the gap between women and men in access to services

Financial inclusion is acknowledged as an enabler of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being a target in 8 of the 17 goals...Read More

22 Arab Countries

The Initiative aims to empower policymakers and regulators committed to:

  • Sharing lessons from financial inclusion policy and regulatory reforms
  • Implementing national financial inclusion policies and strategies
  • Engaging in debate and policies to address regional challenges