As Special Advocate, Queen Máxima is a leading global voice on advancing universal access to and responsible usage of affordable, effective and safe financial services. The UNSGSA raises awareness, serves as a convener, encourages leaders and supports actions to expand financial inclusion at a global and country level, all in close collaboration with partners from the public and private sector.
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Twenty-four percent of the world’s adults struggle to get by without the basic financial services they need to protect themselves against hardship and invest in their futures. Financial inclusion seeks to unlock development opportunity and improve the lives of all, especially the poor, by expanding access to quality financial tools. Affordable, effective, and safe financial services—savings, insurance, payments, credit, and more—can play a transformative role by fostering equitable growth and furthering vital development goals such as poverty reduction, job creation, gender equality, and food security.
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In an exclusive interview, the UNSGSA highlights why financial inclusion is key for development while at the WEF Annual Meeting.
For the world’s poor, access to digital financial services goes beyond convenience. It can be transformational.
UNSGSA Queen Máxima examines how tech advancements and collaboration can increase inclusion for the underserved while in Davos.
Queen Máxima notes that people deserve more transparency and involvement in how their data is collected, shared, and used.
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