National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) for Tajikistan

We would like to inform you, that the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, under the Central Asia Financial Inclusion Project (CAFINC) is cordially inviting you to the official Launch Ceremony of the commencement of development of a National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS). The event will be conducted for NFIS stakeholders in partnership with the National Bank of Tajikistan. The event is meant to initiate the process of strategy development, identify priorities in the space of financial inclusion and to discuss the progress made so far. Also, during October 1st and 2nd , additional technical workshop and working group meetings with participation of NFIS stakeholders will be conducted. The project is funded by SECO.

The Strategy will be developed in close partnership with the National Bank of Tajikistan, relevant/ concerned ministries and representatives of the private sector based on global best practices. Considering the current state of the financial inclusion in Tajikistan the following policy areas and working groups are proposed for the strategy: (1) digitalization of financial services (delivery channels, payments, digital financial services, access points, etc.), (2) product diversity (including insurance and Islamic banking), (3) consumer protection and (4) financial literacy.

We invite your organization to participate at the official ceremony and to assign technical specialists responsible for participating in the technical workshop and meetings of appropriate working groups if required.

The official ceremony will be held on October 1, 2019 at 9:00-11:30 am at the Hilton Hotel, 48 Ayni St, Dushanbe.

In case of additional questions, please contact Farrukh Karimbaev, coordinator of the project in Tajikistan by e-mail: or by phone: +992 48 7011440.

Attachments: Agenda of the official ceremony and technical workshop and Agenda of working groups’ meetings.

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