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In Pakistan, Moving Commitment to a New Level

The Special Advocate spoke at the Universal Financial Access launch event in Pakistan, Feb. 9, 2016.
Photos Speech to Universal Financial Access launch Pakistan has created one of the strongest foundations for financial inclusion in the world. And the country's businesses have be… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/pakistan-moving-commitment-new-level/

Address to Reserve Bank of India

Thank you very much Governor Rajan for your welcome and remarks. Good afternoon, Directors of the Board, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am so pleased to visit your lovely country again. L… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/address-reserve-bank-o/

El crecimiento del espíritu empresarial en Perú a través de la inclusión y la educación financiera

Si realmente queremos apoyar a las mujeres y a todos los peruanos, la meta debe ser el acceso y el uso de servicios financieros diversos, a cargo de instituciones sostenibles y res… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/el-crecimiento-del-espiritu-empresarial-en-peru-traves-de-la/

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/

Reaching the Poorest

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, 1.2 billion people face multiple and complex challenges every day just to feed themselves, let alone have healthy lives and be able t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/reaching-poorest/

A Better Life for Every Tanzanian: Accelerating Development and Growth through Financial Inclusion

A Better Life for Every Tanzanian: Accelerating Development and Growth through Financial Inclusion Keynote Speech at the Launch of Tanzania’s National Financial Inclusion Framework… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/390/

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/

Financial Services to Help Migrants and Their Families Get the Most From Remittances

Global Form on RemittancesDelivered by video Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.  People migrate for many reasons.  Almost always, they are seeking to set themselves and their fa… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-services-help-migrants-and-their-families-get-most/

Delivering on Financial Inclusion for Development: Reaching Scale, Rural Areas and Women

Photos CGAP Annual Meeting Good morning.  Welcome to the Netherlands. I tend to excuse myself for the Dutch weather. But you have probably been inside in this meeting for the pas… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/delivering-financial-inclusion-development-reaching-scale-ru/

Building Opportunity for Women and Advancing Development through Financial Inclusion

Opening Remarks at Women and Finance: Pathways to Financial Inclusion Financial Inclusion Event hosted by G20, World Bank, International Finance Corporation Delivered by video G… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/building-opportunity-women-and-advancing-development-through/

Financial products to improve agricultural outcomes and food security

Weather-indexed crop insurance, specialized savings accounts, and warehouse receipt programs are among the products that meet smallholder farmers’ specific financial needs.
Smallholder farmers sometimes have trouble getting loans, as they are judged by lenders to be too risky. Pilot projects in Africa suggest that weather index-based crop insurance no… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-products-improve-agricultural-outcomes-and-food-se/

Remarks at High Level Event: A Fresh Look at Financial Inclusion to Advance Food Security and Rural Development

Another concrete opportunity is to embed financial inclusion in the larger outcomes of the post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will shape international and domestic prioriti… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/remarks-high-level-event-fresh-look-financial-inclusion-adva/

Diverse financial services

Through years of advocacy, Queen Máxima has helped shift the paradigm from microfinance to the broader concept of financial inclusion in recognition that poor people need more tha… https://www.unsgsa.org/priorities/focus-areas/diverse-financial-services/

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/

The key to successful microinsurance for the poor

Poor people have few alternatives to manage financial shocks; events like funerals can result in crippling long-term debt. Microinsurance can help manage exposure to risk, protect against long-term debt, and build resilience.
While microinsurance has great potential to meet the financial needs of low-income clients, its spread has been constrained by high administrative costs relative to transaction va… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/scale-key-success-and-sustainability-microinsurance-poor/

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/

Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Nigeria

Photos Speech at the Launch of Nigeria’s Financial Inclusion Strategy We know that a financial sector will only contribute fully to Nigeria’s equitable economic growth when it eng… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/making-financial-inclusion-reality-nigeria/

UNSGSA at the 25th Universal Postal Congress

Session on “The postal sector’s role in fostering economic and social inclusion through financial inclusion” Speech at Ministerial Conference Delivered by live video Good afterno… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-25th-universal-postal-congress/

Better Than Cash Alliance Launch

It is so important to bring people and enterprises into the formal economy. It will help with accountability and transparency of governments. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA In my work as t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/better-cash-alliance-launch/

Serving client needs with digital solutions in financial inclusion

SparkOptimus Event “The Digital Age, A Golden Age for Citizens Worldwide?" The opportunity of digital is what more can be achieved through product design, marketing and delivery,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/serving-client-needs-digital-solutions-financial-inclusion/

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