Data por­tal for AFI mem­bers world­wide

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN arishma.narayan@fi­jisun.com.fj

Al­liance for Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion (AFI) has launched a data por­tal which can be di­rectly fed by AFI mem­bers world­wide. The launch was of­fi­cially done at the af­ter­noon ses­sion of AFI Global Pol­icy Fo­rum held at Sher­a­ton Fiji Re­sort on De­na­rau Is­land on Thurs­day.

The Al­liance for Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor Al­fred Han­nig said the new data por­tal was an in­no­va­tion that AFI has come up with. The por­tal will host and up­date data and in­cludes in­for­ma­tion on Maya (see be­low), Pol­icy and Coun­try Pro­files and is open to ev­ery mem­bers use.

“In fact this is the first data por­tal which is di­rectly fed by mem­bers and we are putting there a cou­ple of things, for ex­am­ple, we are putting Maya com­mit­ment and the data in terms of im­ple­men­ta­tion of the com­mit­ments so coun­tries can plug in, up­date their com­mit­ments and pro­vide data,” Mr Han­nig said. Mr Han­nig also said they are putting pol­icy pro­file there­fore AFI is col­lect­ing in­for­ma­tion and data from coun­tries who have sub­mit­ted in­for­ma­tion on the poli­cies and their sit­u­a­tion along with the data. “For ex­am­ple if a reg­u­la­tor in Malaysia wants to know what’s hap­pen­ing in Fiji, you can plug into the data por­tal and get all the in­for­ma­tion,” he said. Th­ese in­for­ma­tion can be used by mem­bers to draft their own reg­u­la­tions. Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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