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

Country visit to Brazil on

Partnership for national strategy development and financial education in Brazil

In Brasilia, Queen Máxima met with the Minister of Finance and the President of the Central Bank to discuss Brazil’s recent progress, including its National Partnership for Financial Inclusion and new action plan. She visited a financial education class at a vocational school in the Pinheiros district of São Paulo, and conducted high-level outreach with CEOs from the private sector to discuss mobile wallets and other innovations. In Rio de Janeiro, the UNSGSA met with community leaders from Complexo do Alemão, a low-income neighborhood, to discuss the results of financial and social inclusion programs, including microcredit loans. Queen Máxima participated in a seminar on social welfare issues and data, and held two roundtables, one with private sector providers and another with donors.