Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 11:19:38 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

National level workshop on NFIS, BD held

photo by

Finance Minister A M A Muhith, was present as the chief guest at the national level workshop on National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of Bangladesh, jointly arranged by Bangladesh Bank (BB) and Financial Institution Division under the Ministry at a

By
11th-Aug-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Business Desk :
A national level workshop on National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of Bangladesh was jointly organized by Bangladesh Bank and Financial Institution Division under Ministry of Finance on Thursday at the Westin Hotel in the city. The event was supported by Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B) project funded by UK aid, said a press release.
Minister Minister AMA Muhith, State Minister for Ministry of Finance and Planning MA Mannan, graced the event as the chief guest and the guest of honor respectively. The special guests of the programme were Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator of SDGs Affairs under Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir, Abdur Rouf Talukder, Secretary (In charge) of Finance Division of Finance Ministry and Jane Edmondson, Country Representative of DFID Bangladesh. Arijit Chowdhury, Additional Secretary of Financial Institution Division of Finance Ministry offered welcome remarks. Dr. MK Mujeri, Lead Consultant of NFIS report shared his experience about the preparation process of NFIS. Asif Iqbal, Deputy Director of Bangladesh Bank presented a comprehensive Power Point Presentation on National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Bangladesh to the audience of the event. Md. Eunusur Rahman, Senior Secretary of Finance Ministry moderated an open discussion session on National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of Bangladesh in the workshop. The speakers discussed on the different aspects of NFIS for Bangladesh and stressed on the inter-alia coordination of all concerned government and private sector stake holders.  
Bangladesh being a leading member of AFI committed internationally in 2014 to develop 'National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) for Bangladesh' as part of the signatory of Maya Declaration. This commitment was reiterated in 2015 during the Bangladesh visit of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands by the capacity of UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). Moreover, in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister of Bangladesh for sustainable financial inclusion, Government of Bangladesh's flagship project for financial inclusion, 'Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar', started since 2009 playing a huge role in widening access to financial service for the underserved people. For stepping toward sustainable inclusion, Bangladesh needs developing its own 'National Financial Inclusion Strategy' onward. Accordingly, Bangladesh Bank and Ministry of Finance took an initiative to develop a complete draft of NFIS for Bangladesh with the support from the UK Government (as part of BFP-B project funded by UK aid).  This initiative was started in 2016. By October 2018, the final draft along with diagnostic study report will be submitted to Cabinet of GoB which is the apex approval authority of NFIS for Bangladesh.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

The authoritarian ruler must go


THE Maldives' top court on Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting strongman President Abdulla Yameen's controversial bid to annul last month's election results, upholding his landslide defeat to the opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The five-judge Supreme Court bench unanimously ruled that Yameen had failed to prove his claim ...

Cricket »

Asia Cup knock still Imrul's best


After registering his highest ODI score in the series opener against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes has still rated it as his 'second-best' innings.Imrul smashed 140-ball 144 runs including 13 fours and 6 maximums against Zimbabwe which helped Tigers win by 28 runs in the first ODI at Mirpur.Even after ...

Football »

Messi injury means Coutinho, Dembele must step up for Barca


AP, Barcelona :With Lionel Messi out with a broken arm, the two most expensive signings in Barcelona's history have a perfect opportunity to step up and show their value.Barcelona spent more than 300 million euros to sign Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho and France forward Ousmane Dembele last season as it ...

International »

Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi


AFP  :Turkey's pro-government media published new claims on Monday linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal the "naked truth" about the case.Erdogan said at the weekend he would give new details in a speech on ...

International »

Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel


Missing Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resurfaced in Israel more than a year after soldiers stormed his home. "I'm in Israel," Mr Kanu said on Sunday in a broadcast on his outlawed pirate radio station - Radio Biafra. A video of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (Ipob) leader praying ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administering oath to the newly elected Mayor of Barishal City Corporation Serniabat Sadik Abdullah at her office in the city on Monday.


Entertainment »

Emon, Airin pair up in movie for first time


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular film actor Emon and model cum actress Airin Sultana have paired up for the first time in a movie titled Akash Mohol. Noted filmmaker Delwar Jahan Jhontu is making the movie under the banner of Impress Telefilm. The shooting of the movie began at the Bangladesh ...

Cricket »

Imrul Kayes scores career best 144


Bangladeshi opening batsman Imrul Kayes proved his worth scoring his 3rd ODI century with career best 144 runs in a tough situation against Zimbabwe in the first match of the three-match ODI series at the home of Bangladesh Cricket-Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.When Bangladesh were losing wickets on ...

Football »

Emery's Arsenal face gruelling week


Unai Emery admits Arsenal will struggle to cope with a draining schedule that sees them host Leicester at the start of three games in seven days.Emery's side will be pushed to the limit by the television schedulers, who moved their Premier League clash with the Foxes to Monday evening at ...

Entertainment »

Shahnoor: Shukla of movie Indubala


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Shahnoor loves acting in different roles. She always feels comfortable to present herself in challenging roles. For this reason, she was seen to act in such type of roles in recently acted movies. As a part of its continuation, she is going to work in a challenging ...

City »

Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and Jubo Dal and other organisations brought out a procession protesting verdict against BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in August 21 grenade attack case at Kalyanpur area in the city yesterday .


International »

Withdrawal from nuclear arms deal `dangerous step` for US: Moscow


AFP, Moscow: Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as US President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia's deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday."This would be a very dangerous step that, I'm sure, not only will not be comprehended by ...

Editorial »

Khashoggi`s brutal murder has brutally damaged image of Saudi Kingdom


The Saudi Kingdom has ultimately confirmed that writer and critic Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul city.  Saudi state media reported Khashoggi was killed in "fist-fight" with the Kingdom's officials inside its consulate. The announcement marked a U-turn from the Kingdom, which had previously denied ...

International »

Khashoggi criticises Saudi Prince in newly released interview


Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "authoritarian rule" shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, he insisted he did not view ...

Business & Economy »

Economists sign declaration against Brazil frontrunner


AFP, Rio De Janeiro :More than 350 economists -- among them a Nobel Prize winner -- have signed a declaration saying Brazil's frontrunner to be president, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, is not the best choice for his country.The experts stated that Bolsonaro's leftist rival, Fernando Haddad, was "the best alternative" ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news