A four-day learning programme being hosted by Bangladesh Bank and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion began in Dhaka on Monday to provide a platform for learning practical ways of formulating and implementing infrastructure for digital financial services.
The programme which looks for the role of an efficient DFS in the country’s economic growth was inaugurated in a city hotel by BB deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury.
Thirty-two participants including policymakers and regulators from AFI member institutions from 23 countries gathered on the first day to spearhead development of DFS in their own countries.
The programme highlights the experience of Bangladesh in formulating and implementing framework to achieve fast, secured and affordable payment systems for all its citizens.
It is also an experience sharing of monitoring and overseeing the payment systems and the policy that has been taken to manage the risk rising from the new payment model.
This joint learning programme forms part of AFI’s overall capacity-building programme, in response to AFI members’ growing interest to establish and to operate efficient DFS in accordance with their own country’s context as some countries are in their early stages of DFS implementation.
In the first session, BB chief economist Faisal Ahmed presented the status of the financial system of Bangladesh and the role of BB as a central bank.
AFI deputy executive director Norbert Mumba, BB executive director Abdur Rahim and senior executives of the commercial banks were present on the opening day.
The programme will end on Friday with certificate distribution among participants by BB deputy governor SM Moniruzzaman and BB executive director Subhankar Saha.
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