GOV’T & CBSI TO CONDUCT CONSULTATIONS

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of CBSI.

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of CBSI.

The National Government and the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) will conduct a key preliminary consultation workshop on Thursday.

This workshop is to identify important linkages in the overall work of financial inclusion in the country.

A statement from the CBSI says it is critical at this stage that these linkages are identified to enhance rural livelihood.

It says, one of the key requirements towards the goal of a functioning economy is the provision of greater access to financial services.

Knowing how to use financial products and services that are now available in the country is crucial to the nation’s overall development and economic growth.

The statement says, the National Financial inclusion strategy (2011-2015) will end this year and a lot has been achieved in terms of access and use of new digital delivery channels using agents to deliver financial services around the country.

According to the organizers, the workshop is part of the ongoing work that CBSI and PFIP have undertaken to develop the next National Financial Inclusion strategy for the years 2016-2020.

This consultation workshop is also organized in preparation for the coming National Workshop on Financial Inclusion Strategy Review set to take place later this month.

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