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About CAFI

Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion at Renmin University of China

Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion at Renmin University of China (hereinafter referred to as CAFI), established on the foundation of Renmin University of China’s Research Center for Microfinance (founded at the end of 2014), is a new-type research institution committed to creating an elite think tank and industrial communications platform, facilitating the construction of financial inclusion system, and fulfilling its vision of “Good Finance, Good Society”. 


CAFI’s endeavors focus upon academic research and forward-looking advocacy in the fields surrounding financial inclusion. Congregating resources from home and abroad, CAFI’s work includes policy and advisory, research and advocacy, communications and collaborations, education and capacity building, and innovations and practices. CAFI aims to provide solid underpinning to practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and regulators.


CAFI takes great pride in its star-studded team, spearheaded by veteran academics and experts, and acclaimed for its internalization and professionalism. Within CAFI are a governing council and an academic advisory board, members of which are from regulatory agencies, corporates, and domestic and international research institutions of great renown. CAFI has entered into strategic partnerships with Visa Inc., Ant Financial Services Group, China Minsheng Bank, CreditEase, and CredEx Fintech, among other famed Chinese and international concerns. Prof. Duoguang Bei serves as its sitting president, and Prof. Xijun Zhao co-president.