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In Mexico, Eliminating Obstacles to Full Financial Inclusion

During a visit to Mexico in September 2017, the Special Advocate reviewed progress toward implementing the national financial inclusion strategy, and met with stakeholders to discuss agent banking, small business financing, fintech, and collaboration.
Over the past several years, Mexico has taken steps to modernize its financial system, including improving Internet connectivity, digitizing payments, and working to close the gen… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/mexico-eliminating-obstacles-full-financial-inclusion/

In Mexico, a Convenience Store Makes Finance Easy

For millions of low-income customers throughout Mexico, OXXO corner markets are a ubiquitous neighborhood presence. But OXXO is more than just a convenience store. Through its Saldazo account, it also gives customers the opportunity to save money, pay bil…
In Mexico, a Convenience Store Makes Finance Easy Care for a soda with that savings account? For millions of low-income customers throughout Mexico, OXXO corner markets are a u… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/mexico-convenience-store-makes-finance-easy/

Next steps in favor of financial inclusion in México: Prioritize agents, small enterprises and the fintech industry

English translation of speech delivered in Spanish at the International Forum on Financial Inclusion, Mexico City, September 2017
Photos Mr. President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary Meade, Secretary Nuño, Governor Carstens, other members of the cabinet, senators and deputies, ladies and gentlemen. Last s… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/proximos-pasos-en-favor-de-la-inclusion-financiera-en-mexico/next-steps-favor-financial-inclusion-mexico-prioritize-agent/

Discurso alusivo al lanzamiento de la Política Nacional de Inclusión Financiera de México

The Special Advocate delivered a keynote address during Mexico''s launch of its new financial inclusion policy, 21 June 2016.
Photos Discurso alusivo al lanzamiento de la Política Nacional de Inclusión Financiera de México Señor presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. Gobernador Carstens. Secretario Videgaray. … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-discurso-alusivo-al-lanzamiento-de-la-politica-nacion/

Financial inclusion underpins bold World Bank goals on poverty

The UNSGSA attended the World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C. this October, and found that they were not business as usual. World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Kim ann… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/financial-inclusion-underpins-bold-world-bank-goals-poverty/

UNSGSA fosters coordination and commitment among leaders gathered for the UN General Assembly

Queen Máxima attended this year’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to hand over her annual report of activities detailing her fou… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-fosters-coordination-and-commitment-among-leaders-gat/

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/

Insurance improves health, reduces costs, and alleviates poverty

Government insurance programs, innovative financial products, and basic savings accounts can all help poor people absorb the health-related shocks that are a leading cause of poverty.
Every year, 100 million people around the world fall into poverty due to medical costs. Insurance is playing an increasing role in helping poor households avoid this tragic outcom… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/insurance-improves-health-reduces-costs-and-alleviates-pover/

Proportional and risk-based controls promote both financial inclusion and financial integrity

National financial system regulators are increasingly identifying approaches that achieve a balance across broad financial inclusion, financial stability, financial integrity—and effective oversight and supervision
Well-intended security and control measures can inadvertently exclude sectors of the economy, especially lower income people and small business owners.  Proportional and risk-base… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/proportional-and-risk-based-controls-promote-both-financial/

Growing SMEs: Connect. Change. Invest.

Good afternoon, members of the BiD Network, investors, entrepreneurs, ladies and gentleman. I would like to welcome the Marketplace back to The Hague. I am pleased to join you aga… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/bid-conference-growing-smes-connect-change-invest/

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/

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/

4th International Insurance Conference

Also speaking in her capacity as Honorary Chair of ‘Wiser in Money Matters’ The more a person understands the insurance, the more his expectations will match the actual experience… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/4th-international-insurance-conference/

Launch of the Action Plan to Strengthen the Institutional Environment

Having a safe, reliable and affordable payment system, having the possibility to save for uncertain days or being able to finance your business ideas, all have tremendous social an… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/launch-action-plan-strengthen-institutional-environment/

Joint Launch of the OECD Scoreboard on SME and Entrepreneur Finance and the G20 SME Finance Forum

Photos As developing countries pursue equitable development and as developed countries hope to return to economic growth that will foster employment, SME finance is not something w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/joint-launch-oecd-scoreboard-sme-and-entrepreneur-finance/

People, Planet and Profit Together: The roles of inclusive finance, business and knowledge in sustainable development

Knowledge, business ideas and inclusive finance all have an important role in sustainable development. When we put them together in the right way, they can be so powerful. Queen M… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/people-planet-and-profit-together-roles-inclusive-finance-bu/

Taking stock, Setting goals, Moving forward

Photos In financial regulation there is no one size fits all solution. The most successful approaches are those that are tailored to local contexts and needs. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/taking-stock-setting-goals-moving-forward/

The Role of Investors in Building Vibrant and Responsible Financial Systems

Only with strong, sustainable institutions and good products will we grow a strong financial sector – and vibrant markets. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Mr. Fink, Ladies and gentlemen, I a… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/role-investors-building-vibrant-and-responsible-financial-sy/

Collaborating with National Leaders to Advance Financial Inclusion in Mexico and on the G20 Agenda

The UNSGSA and the President of Mexico discussed opportunities for Mexico to accelerate and deepen its good progress on financial inclusion through government leadership, policy, … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/collaborating-mexico-advance-financial-inclusion-g20-agenda/

Financial Inclusion Seminar

I believe it is also important to call out that a well-developed, inclusive financial sector is like a well-developed road system. It is basic infrastructure in a country that ever… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-seminar/

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