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.

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.