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Remarks at the Development Finance Institutions SME Working Group Meeting

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I am pleased to welcome you to The Hague.  And of course a special welcome to the winners of the G20 SME Finance Challenge.    As many o… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/remarks-development-fi/

Acceptance Speech at the German Media Award

So financial inclusion creates jobs, speeds up economic growth and empowers people, especially women, to improve their quality of life. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Mrs Schadt, Mr Kögel,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/acceptance-speech-german-media-award/

Extending Financial Inclusion in Colombia

In her keynote address at the  presentation of Colombia’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion, Queen Máxima congratulated the Government on the progress it has made over the… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/country-visit-colombia/

Discurso en ocasión de la presentación de la estrategia nacional de Colombia para la inclusión financiera

Su Excelencia, Ministro Cárdenas, Señoras y Señores.  Con motivo de la presentación de la Estrategia Nacional de Colombia para la Inclusión Financiera, me gustaría felicitarlos po… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/discurso-en-ocasion-de-la-presentacion-de-la-estrategia-naci/

Advancing Inclusive Finance and Development through Digital Services and Partnership

Meeting the needs of poor households and small enterprises is where we find the real potential for impact. We need to work hard to make digital payments a gateway to other financ… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/advancing-inclusive-finance-and-development-through-digital/

Expanding banking services beyond traditional branches can be a cost effective way to make financial services widely available

Agent networks dramatically improve coverage and availability of financial services, extending access to finance to hard-to-reach communities and engaging the unbanked poor in the formal financial sector.
Banks and other financial institutions are partnering with retailers, post offices, and other agents to provide financial services. Governments can create incentives and accelerat… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/expanding-banking-services-beyond-traditional-branches-can-b/

UNSGSA Speech to the 8th International Microinsurance Conference

Good afternoon Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am so pleased that technology is permitting me to join you. I had the honor of visiting Tanzania two years ago. Tanzania’s eff… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-speech-8th-international-microinsurance-conference/