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

Country visit to Vietnam on

Exploring ways to diversify Vietnam’s service offerings for the poor

The UNSGSA met with the Vice Premier of Vietnam, the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the Minister of Finance; and the President of Vietnam Women’s Union, to discuss how Vietnam could further increase access to savings and other financial services for the poor, and the role of comprehensive data in effective policy making. In particular, the UNSGSA discussed the potential in Vietnam for agent and mobile banking: the country’s national post system, mobile phone networks, as well as the Women’s Union and People’s Credit Funds, could all be leveraged.