Loi M Bakani: Improved finance for Papua New Guineans and the Pacific region

Speech by Mr Loi M Bakani, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, at the UNCDF 50th Anniversary, Port Moresby, 19 January 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
21 March 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to address you all at this momentous occasion marking UNCDF's 50th Anniversary. 

The Bank of Papua New Guinea has had a close relationship with UNCDF through the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) since its inception in 2008.  

I would like to share with you some of PFIP's highlights over the past 9 years. 

On a regional level, PFIP has been instrumental in supporting the role of the Central Banks in driving the Financial Inclusion agenda, and actively contributes to the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative, a knowledge-sharing platform for the Central Banks in the Pacific region.