The Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion
Papua New Guinea
  • The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, the Honourable Peter O’Neill successfully launches the 2nd National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2016 – 2020 and hands it over to Governor for the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Mr Loi. M. Bakani
  • 30 people in Minj, Jiwaka Province successfully graduated in Financial Education (FE) training in March. A total of 120,000 people from all around the Papua New Guinea have been trained so far since 2014
  • The Young Minds Savings Campaign targets students in primary and secondary schools all around the country with the vision to instil a savings culture for future leaders of Papua New Guinea
  • With the advancement of technology there has been possibility for rural communities to make transactions over the internet. CEFI closely works with mobile network operators and the banks in the growth of digital financial technology
  • Launching of Microfinance Professional Module Level 1 - 3 during the Financial Inclusion Summit in Port Moresby 2017
  • Papua New Guinea successfully hosts the 6th Pacific Islands Regional Initiative Meeting in Kokopo, East New Britain Province
  • Financial inclusion statistics as of 31 st March, 2017

CEFI’s key role is to coordinate, advocate and monitor financial inclusion activities including coordinating stakeholder dialogue towards responsible financial service delivery and service quality, encourage innovation and strengthen financial sector industry development.



CEFI Opening Address by the Governor, Bank of Papua New Guinea

It gives me great pleasure indeed to welcome you all to the launch of the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI). CEFI is a national entity designed to coordinate the financial inclusion initiatives in Papua New Guinea. It envisages creation of a robust financial sector which will reach people across the country and enhance access to high-quality financial products and services with the combined efforts of all stakeholders.

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  • CEFI & MRA Sign MoU for Financial Inclusion Programs in Mining Communities

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Monday 25th June 2018 between Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) and BPNG/CEFI to roll-out financial inclusion activities in communities affected by mining projects that receive direct royalties and compensation.

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    Given low levels of adult financial literacy in Papua New Guinea, particularly amongst women, there is a need to strengthen consumer digital financial literacy and awareness in the country.

  • PNG Leprosy Mission signed a Financial Education Partnership with CEFI

    The Leprosy Mission recently signed a Financial Education Partnership agreement with the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI’s) Microfinance Expansion Project to see leprosy individuals and households be financially educated in budget and savings.

It gives me great pleasure indeed to welcome you all to the launch of the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI). CEFI is a national entity designed to coordinate the financial inclusion initiatives in Papua New Guinea. It envisages creation of a robust financial sector which will reach people across the country and enhance access to high-quality financial products and services with the combined efforts of all stakeholders.

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