The Role of Insurance in Financial Inclusion

H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

In a video interview for the International Association of Insurance Supervisors conference, held in Amsterdam 23 October, 2014, the Special Advocate discusses the vital role that insurance plays in extending financial access to the poor--for families and small enterprises. This conversation with conference moderator Charles Groenhuijsen touches on the great need for various kinds of insurance among the world's two billion financially excluded; on what opportunities exist for private-sector insurers; what has been achieved; and where the challenges lie.

Listen to the interview here.