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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 …
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... Speech at the IDH 10-Year Event: The Future of Sustainable Trade Ladies and gentlemen, … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financing-smallholder-farmers-ensure-global-food-supply/

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…
Related content Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet... India has made tremendous strides in expanding access to financial services, thanks in large part to its robust digital infrastru… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/india-building-progress-and-providing-model-inclusion/

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/news/queen-maxima-returns-indonesia-support-further-advances-fina/

CEOs and UN Special Advocate Launch Private Sector Partnership for Financial Inclusion

On Jan. 24 in Davos, an influential group of CEOs from leading companies formed a partnership to accelerate financial inclusion around the world, convened by the UNSGSA.
Last week in Davos, an influential group of CEOs from a diverse set of leading multinational companies formed a partnership to accelerate financial inclusion around the world. The… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/ceos-and-un-special-advocate-launch-private-sector-partnersh/

2017 UNSGSA Report: The Road Ahead

The UNSGSA 2017 Report closes with a discussion of what lies over the near horizon for financial inclusion, including digital rewards and risks, laying the foundations, and customer-centricity.
This article is the closing section of the UNSGSA 2017 Report. In a time of rising inequality, leading policy makers, development and civil society organizations, and business le… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/2017-unsgsa-report-road-ahead/

In Mexico, a Convenience Store Makes Finance Easy

For millions of low-income customers throughout Mexico, OXXO corner markets are a ubiquitous neighborhood presence. But OXXO is more than just a convenience store. Through its Saldazo account, it also gives customers the opportunity to save money, pay bil…
In Mexico, a Convenience Store Makes Finance Easy Care for a soda with that savings account? For millions of low-income customers throughout Mexico, OXXO corner markets are a u… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/mexico-convenience-store-makes-finance-easy/

Inclusive Technology for an Inclusive Future

Special Advocate spoke at Singapore's Fintech Festival, Nov. 16, 2017,
Photos Inclusive Technology for an Inclusive Future Speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival Fintech innovations can make it possible for those who have no bank account of any sort… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/inclusive-technology-inclusive-future/

Nigeria's Economic Future Is in Its Hands

On the first day of the Special Advocate's three-day visit to Nigeria, on 31 October 2017, she published an opinion column in three papers: The Guardian, the Nation, and the Daily Trust.
By H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (This column was published on the first day of th… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/nigerias-economic-future-its-hands/

Nigeria Visit Will Focus on Strategy, Mobile Money, and Agents to Build Financial Inclusion

Special Advocate will visit Nigeria 30 october through 1 November 2017
H.M. Queen Máxima will visit Nigeria 30 October–2 November 2017 in her role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Special Advo… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/nigeria-visit-will-focus-strategy-mobile-money-and-agents-b/

Cultivating Solutions for Farmers

Vietnamese farmer Dinh Xuan Toan has been able to expand his produce business thanks to business training and support from a program called Hortidalat.
In a country like Viet Nam, where almost half the workforce is engaged in agriculture, sustainable economic growth will depend on finding solutions that allow farmers to flouris… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/cultivating-solutions-farmers/

Next steps in favor of financial inclusion in México: Prioritize agents, small enterprises and the fintech industry

English translation of speech delivered in Spanish at the International Forum on Financial Inclusion, Mexico City, September 2017
Photos Mr. President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary Meade, Secretary Nuño, Governor Carstens, other members of the cabinet, senators and deputies, ladies and gentlemen. Last s… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/proximos-pasos-en-favor-de-la-inclusion-financiera-en-mexico/next-steps-favor-financial-inclusion-mexico-prioritize-agent/

Engendering a Community

The gender gap in financial inclusion has hardly shifted since 2011 and relatively little research has been aimed at narrowing the divide. The situation is starting to change, but knowledge and action remain separate. The Women’s Financial Inclusion Com…
The gender gap in financial inclusion has hardly shifted since 2011 and relatively little research has been aimed at narrowing the divide. The situation is starting to change, b… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/engendering-community/

From Commitment to Strategy: Building Financial Inclusion in Viet Nam

Roundtable: Preparation of a National Financial Inclusion Strategy 1 June 2017, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Photos From Commitment to Strategy: Building Financial Inclusion in Viet Nam Roundtable: Preparation of a National Financial Inclusion Strategy Viet Nam is well poised to reach f… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-viet-nam/

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