As UNSGSA, Queen Máxima focuses on five areas where her input creates the most impact and that have the greatest potential to deepen financial inclusion.
Diverse financial services: Meeting the demand and needs of low-income clients and small enterprises requires a variety of providers and products, especially payments, savings, credit, and insurance.
Bridging household and SME finance: An important source of employment, income and economic growth, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need access to a continuum of affordable financial services and business expertise to start up and scale up.
Responsible finance and financial literacy: Responsible practices in financial services bring advantages to providers, clients, and the environment. Clients can maximize the benefits of access to financial services when they have access to financial education, a key aspect of consumer protection.
Financial inclusion, integrity, and stability: Bringing more informed people into a client-oriented, responsible and supervised financial system lowers risks and improves integrity.
Financial inclusion data: In-depth, harmonized and comparable data supports national strategic planning and monitoring, evidence-based policymaking, impactful investments, and innovative products.