UNSGSA -UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

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Exploring how financial inclusion will advance Indonesia’s development goals

The UNSGSA met with the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the Governor of Indonesia’s Central Bank, Minister of Finance, Coordinating Minister for the Economy, and the Minister of Policy and Planning. They discussed the draft national Strategy on Financial Inclusion, which supports the country’s pro-poor growth and development objectives, and how Indonesia might build on recent progress. She encouraged Indonesia to finalize the Strategy and to join the G20 Financial Inclusion Peer Learning Program. They also discussed how Indonesia could promote financial inclusion in the region through its leadership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The UNSGSA also held a multi-stakeholder roundtable with private sector members, donors, policymakers and financial service providers.