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UNSGSA Opening Remarks at the 26th Egmont Group Plenary

Financial inclusion and integrity are complementary. The use of payments, savings, credit and insurance from the formal sector not only results in more reliable and cheaper services for people—it also makes their transactions more traceable, reducing the …
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UNSGSA Statement at the Financial Inclusion Forum: Leaving No One Behind

The Special Advocate provided a short written statement for the Financial Inclusion Forum: Leaving No One Behind event held 12 June 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine, to highlight the importance of an inclusive financial system to reduce poverty and enable sustainabl…
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... Short statement of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the U… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-statement-financial-inclusion-forum-leaving-no-one-be/

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Promotes Financial Inclusion on Visit to Ethiopia

The UNSGSA visited Ethiopia on 14-15 May to discuss how the nation could embrace financial inclusion as a priority and help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), visited Ethiopia on 14-15 May to d… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/un-special-advocate-queen-maxima-promotes-financial-inclusio/

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Co-Chairs High-Level Meeting Convening SSBs, Financial Inclusion Community

The Special Advocate emphasized the important contribution SSBs make to advance financial inclusion and highlighted that much has been accomplished since this group first convened in 2011.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), co-chaired the Fifth High-Le… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-queen-maxima-co-chairs-high-level-meeting-convening-s/

Early Lessons from the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion

Before profit and social impact can be achieved at scale, CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion members need to go through a series of design ideas for possible initiatives and pilot test the potential of success.
By Eric Duflos and Nancy Widjaja A few months after the leaders of the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion (CEOP) met for the second time in Davos during the World Economic … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/early-lessons-ceo-partnership-economic-inclusion/

Leveraging Financial Technology to Ensure Access to Healthcare

In her opening remarks at the Financial Times Future of Health Coverage: Revolutionizing Health Financing Using Mobile Technology event, the UNSGSA shared how financial technology can be leveraged to help ensure everyone around the world can access the h…
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... Distinguished Guests, Madam Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, At least half of the wo… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/leveraging-financial-technology-ensure-access-healthcare/

Innovative Financial Services for the Next Generation

In a video message to the third annual Arise conference in Cape Town, the UNSGSA highlighted several ways to increase financial inclusion among young people, including promoting new technologies that make banking easier, designing customer-centric product…
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... Innovative Financial Services for the Next Generation Video speech at the 3rd Annual Aris… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/innovative-financial-services-next-generation/

Blog: Doing Business While Doing Good: CEOs Partner to Boost Inclusion

Last month in Davos, at the invitation of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), the leaders of ten leading global companies gathered to share early results from a novel…
By Eric Duflos   Last month in Davos, at the invitation of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Developme… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/blog-doing-business-while-doing-good-ceos-partner-boost-incl/

UNSGSA to Visit Jordan to Discuss Access to Financial Services

Her Majesty Queen Máxima will be visiting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the evening of Sunday 10 to Tuesday 12 February in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima will be visiting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the evening of Sunday 10 to Tuesday 12 February in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General's Spec… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/unsgsa-visit-jordan-discuss-access-financial-services/

Blog: For Tanzanian Farmers, Digital Platform Strengthens Every Link in the Value Chain

Over the past three years, Tanzanian farmer Martha Emanuel Talanju has seen her business growing steadily thanks to a value-chain financing program from the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA). Now, an innovative digital platform is making it possible for farm…
By Sebnem Sener Over the past three years, Tanzanian farmer Martha Emanuel Talanju has seen her business growing steadily thanks to a value-chain financing program from the F… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/blog-tanzanian-farmers-digital-platform-strengthens-every-li/

G20 Side Event Shines Spotlight on Women’s Financial Inclusion

Women’s financial inclusion must be at the heart of the global economic agenda, agreed participants at a special side event held on November 29th at the margins of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. The event, “The Role of Finance for Women’s Economic Empowe…
Women’s financial inclusion must be at the heart of the global economic agenda, agreed participants at a special side event held on November 29th at the margins of the G20 Summit … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/g20-side-event-shines-spotlight-womens-financial-inclusion/

UNSGSA to Attend G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

HM Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and Honorary Patron of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), will be attending the G20 summit in Buenos A…
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will be attending the G20 summit in Buenos Aires from Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December. Argentina holds the G20 presidency f… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-attend-g20-summit-buenos-aires/

Financing Smallholder Farmers to Ensure the Global Food Supply

As the world confronts the prospect of food shortages associated with climate change, supporting farmers is more vital than ever. At an event marking the 10th anniversary of IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative), the UNSGSA spoke about the need to reach …
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Next Steps for Indonesia on Financial Inclusion

Less than two years after her last visit, the Special Advocate and her delegation traveled to Indonesia in February 2018 to see firsthand the country’s progress on financial inclusion and to offer support as it accelerates these efforts. She met with Pres…
Indonesia has reached a critical junction in its efforts to advance financial inclusion. Since the launch of its national financial inclusion strategy in 2016, the network of agen… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/next-steps-indonesia-financial-inclusion/

In India, Building on Progress and Providing a Model for Inclusion

To celebrate India's progress toward full financial inclusion and discuss ways to increase usage and close the remaining gender gap, the UNSGSA visited the country in May 2018. She met with leaders from the public, private, and development sectors, includ…
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Regulating Innovation to Promote Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate and Governor Klaas Knot of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) hosted a roundtable on fintech and financial Inclusion to discuss new regulatory approaches for financial innovation. They brought together 23 leaders from regulatory authorities,…
Photos Thank you very much Governor Knot for DNB’s hospitality for the second time. General Manager Carstens, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to Amste… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/regulating-innovation-promote-financial-inclusion/

Accelerating Progress toward Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

HM Queen Maxima's country visit to Nigeria
The last time the Special Advocate visited Nigeria, in 2012, the country had just launched its national financial inclusion strategy, which laid out a goal of achieving 80 percent… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/nigeria-country-visit/

The Little Databook on Financial Inclusion 2018

As one of the earliest and most influential supporters of the Global Findex database, the Special Advocate has contributed the foreword to each edition of the database's publications. In the 2018 volume, she reflects on the new data's implications for wor…
Foreword by H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, UNSGSA Published by the World Bank Group For those of us committed to advancing financial inclusion, no tool is of greater va… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/little-databook-financial-inclusion-2018-foreword-hm-queen-m/

Putting the New Global Findex into Context

Crowning the last three years of concerted efforts to expand financial inclusion, the 2017 Global Findex database reveals a significant global rise in access and use of financial services around the world.But there is still much work to be done, said the …
Remarkable progress, new trends, persistent challenges Crowning the last three years of concerted efforts to expand financial inclusion, the newly launched 2017 Global Findex d… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/putting-new-global-finex-context/

Queen Máxima Returns to Indonesia to Support Further Advances on Financial Inclusion

Queen Maxima will be in Indonesia for the second time in three years, 1213 February 2018, in order to help advance financial inclusion further.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will visit Indonesia to explore progress and opportu… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/queen-maxima-returns-indonesia-support-further-advances-fina/

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