About FIN-B

 

Financial Inclusion Network, Bangladesh (FIN-B)

InM is working towards forming the Financial Inclusion Network-Bangladesh (FIN-B) to develop, share and disseminate knowledge and expertise on financial inclusion through stimulating exchanges, developing collaboration, and promoting the Network to its members as a knowledge partner in their preferred areas of inclusive finance.

FIN-B will leverage expertise in advancing financial inclusion as a key instrument for poverty reduction and inclusive growth and development. It will be a unique platform to bring together all financial sector stakeholders including banks/MFIs/NGOs/financial institutions/local government and grassroots organisations for sharing ideas and best practices from home and abroad. For ensuring effective functioning of FIN-B, a Steering Committee has been formed under the Chairmanship of Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of InM and PKSF including representatives from Bangladesh Bank, Financial Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance, banks, MFIs and other stakeholders for providing guidance to the Network.

The first Steering Committee (SC) meeting of FIN-B was held on 23 October 2017 at PKSF Conference Room in which important decisions to activate the Network were taken. It was decided that FIN-B will be formally launched in January 2018 through organising a day long workshop on its future activities.

 

  Download FIN-B Brochure(English)

  Download FIN-B Brochure (Bangla)

 Download  FIN-B Membership Application/ Renewal Form

 

 

The second Steering Committee (SC) meeting of FIN-B was held on 8 March 2018 at PKSF Conference Room in which important decisions were taken about the future activities of the Network.

 

 

 

 

 

Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) organised the Launching Ceremony of the ‘Financial Inclusion Network, Bangladesh (FIN-B)’on 18th January 2018 (Thursday) at 9 am at PKSF Auditorium, PKSF Bhaban. Agargaon, Dhaka.

Mr. M. A. Mannan MP, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of  Planning, GoB graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The session was chaired by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, InM. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Professor, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka and Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank presented the keynote paper in the ceremony.

Selected dignitaries, policymakers, academicians, researchers, relevant stakeholders, and development practitioners are expected to participate in the discussion

Download Launching Ceremony Key Note Paper

 

 

 

FIN-B Membership Announcement

Financial Inclusion Network-Bangladesh (FIN-B), an initiative of the Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM), is now receiving membership applications. Interested organisations and individuals are requested to download the application form (PDF version) and forward it to the office of FIN-B at InM, Dhaka.

 Download FIN-B Membership Application /Renewal Form 

 

FIN-B provides a platform to develop, share and disseminate knowledge and expertise in financial inclusion through stimulating exchanges, developing collaboration and supporting its members to develop as centres of excellence in their preferred areas of inclusive finance.

The principal aim is to leverage expertise in advancing financial inclusion as a key instrument for poverty reduction and inclusive growth and development in Bangladesh. The Network is a unique platform to bring together all financial sector stakeholders including government organisations/financial regulators/banks/MFIs/NGOs/financial institutions/local government and grassroots organisations for sharing ideas and best practices from home and abroad.

FIN-B has been launched in 2017 and a high-powered Steering Committee (SC) has been set up to guide and supervise the activities of the Network. InM also publishes FIN-Biz, a special bi-annual magazine of FIN-B (inm.org.bd/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FIN-BIZ-June2018.pdf contains the first issue). The next issue of FIN-Biz will be available in December 2018.

An initiative has been taken by FIN-B to organise a special international conference on financial inclusion during the first half of 2019. It is expected that, through this knowledge sharing and networking activity, FIN-B will help promote ‘financial inclusion for all’ which will go a long way towards achieving the SDGs by 2030 and fulfilling the dream of making the country a developed one by 2041.