Who We Are

CEFI was established under the Association Incorporation Act and officially launched on the 24th April 2013 by the Honourable Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Mr. Peter O’Neill. CEFI is endorsed by PNG’s National Executive Council (NEC), as the industry apex organization for coordinating, advocating and monitoring all financial inclusion activities in PNG.

CEFI’s vision, mission and values focus on financial inclusion and literacy, poverty elimination and the promotion of vibrant financial institutional operation in Papua New Guinea.


Our vision is to eradicate poverty in PNG by promoting financial inclusion that allows all citizens access to affordable financial services. We plan to expand these activities to the Pacific Region.


CEFI’s mission is to promote the provision of quality financial services, develop innovative delivery channels and facilitate financial education. In this way, we will make financial services accessible to all people across Papua New Guinea.​


CEFI focuses on three core values to fulfill our mission: Quality, Transparency and Equity (QTE). Our members and team of dedicated professionals uphold these values, enabling us to continue promoting healthy financial inclusion across PNG.​