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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/

Casting a Wider Net: Digital Loan Helps Nigerian Fish-Seller Expand Her Business

Tucked away in a bustling market in Lagos, Flora Edojah’s small catfish stall seems humble but its quiet owner leads the local fish-selling community. But her ambitions to expand her operation were stymied for the same reason as many small businesses—lack…
Tucked away in the bustling Ijesha Market in Lagos, Flora Edojah’s small catfish stall seems as humble as its quiet owner.  Yet waters run deep with the 53-year-old businesswoma… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/casting-wider-net-digital-loan-helps-nigerian-fish-seller-ex/

Creating Nigeria’s Success Story: Mobile Money, Agents, and the Way Forward for Financial Inclusion

Queen Maxima as UNSGSA gave the keynote speech about the way forward with financial inclusion in Nigeria, 2 November 2017.
Photos Creating Nigeria’s Success Story: Mobile Money, Agents, and the Way Forward for Financial Inclusion Keynote speech: The Role of Government in Driving Financial Inclusion in … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/creating-nigerias-success-story-mobile-money-agents-and-way/

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/

Financial inclusion underpins bold World Bank goals on poverty

The UNSGSA attended the World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C. this October, and found that they were not business as usual. World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Kim ann… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/financial-inclusion-underpins-bold-world-bank-goals-poverty/

United Nations Special Event for MDGs

Good afternoon, Co-Chairs. Thank you for this opportunity to contribute to the discussions on priorities for the post-2015 agenda. As the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advoc… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/united-nations-special-event-mdgs/

Opening Remarks at the 2nd United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Inclusive Finance

Thank you, Mrs. Clark.  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  I am really so encouraged to see all these leaders of UN agencies gathered around this table.  It is a powerful te… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/opening-remarks-2nd-united-nations-inter-agency-meeting-incl/

Transforming Excess Liquidity into Finance for SMEs in Emerging Markets

Good morning, Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to be opening this symposium. A few years ago, with the founders of TCX we talked about the big risk that banks and MF… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/transforming-excess-liquidity-finance-smes-emerging-markets/

Partnerships to Achieve Financial Inclusion for Development

Partnerships to Achieve Financial Inclusion for Development Remarks to the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Let us not forget that when… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/partnerships-achieve-financial-inclusion-development/

Remarks at High Level Event: A Fresh Look at Financial Inclusion to Advance Food Security and Rural Development

Another concrete opportunity is to embed financial inclusion in the larger outcomes of the post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will shape international and domestic prioriti… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/remarks-high-level-event-fresh-look-financial-inclusion-adva/

Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Nigeria

Photos Speech at the Launch of Nigeria’s Financial Inclusion Strategy We know that a financial sector will only contribute fully to Nigeria’s equitable economic growth when it eng… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/making-financial-inclusion-reality-nigeria/

UNSGSA Visits Nigeria in Support of National Strategy for Financial Inclusion

The UNSGSA joined the Vice-President of Nigeria and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to launch Nigeria’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy, acknowledging its signif… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/unsgsa-visits-nigeria-support-national-strategy-launch/

Better Than Cash Alliance Launch

It is so important to bring people and enterprises into the formal economy. It will help with accountability and transparency of governments. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA In my work as t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/better-cash-alliance-launch/

Serving client needs with digital solutions in financial inclusion

SparkOptimus Event “The Digital Age, A Golden Age for Citizens Worldwide?" The opportunity of digital is what more can be achieved through product design, marketing and delivery,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/serving-client-needs-digital-solutions-financial-inclusion/