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Special Advocate Visits Bangladesh to Promote Access to Financial Services

Bangladesh country visit from Queen Maxima as UNSGSA November 2015.
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Bangladesh from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 November in her role as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/special-advocate-visits-bangladesh-promote-access-financial/

Financial Inclusion Bears Fruit in the Philippines

On a pineapple farm in a rural area outside Manila, the Philippines, Melissa and Manuel Garcia have transformed their operation into a family success story with a lot of hard work and the support of creative financial services.
About 90 minutes outside Manila in the Philippines, a financial inclusion success story has taken root on a lush three-hectare pineapple farm. With Melissa and Manuel Garcia at… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-inclusion-bears-fruit-philippines/

The New Face of Entrepreneurs

The Special Advocate met an entrepreneurial tomato farmer in China.
The New Face of Entrepreneurs Farmers? Women? Whatever happened to the MBAs? In rural areas around the world, the definition of entrepreneur is being rewritten. Zhou Guozhi is… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/new-face-entrepreneurs/

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/

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 Financ… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/partnership-national-strategy-development-and-financial-educ/


Related content Speech: Responsible Finance and Consumer Protection Seminar Diverse financial services   The UNSGSA explored ways to strengthen the soundness of the growin… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/financial-services-and-agriculture-west-africa/

Building an Inclusive Financial System in Egypt

Egyptian Microfinance leaders meeting Thus, an inclusive financial system in Egypt will be one with many different kinds of institutions providing services and products that clien… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/building-inclusive-financial-system-egypt/

SME finance and microcredit on the agenda in Rwanda

The UNSGSA held consultations with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda. She led a multi-stakeholder discussion focused on ext… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/sme-finance-and-microcredit-agenda-rwanda/

Micro-finance: Who Profits?

Radio Netherlands Worldwide As donors, academics and investors, you could lead the effort to ensure that financial institutions address client protection issues, start measuring t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/micro-finance-who-profits/

Annual Conference of the Russian Microfinance Center

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Russia and to once again take part in this important Conference. In the two years since my last vi… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/annual-conference-russian-microfinance-center/

Clinton Global Initiative Finance Dinner

In her first speech as the UNSGSA, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands described the evolution in thinking from ‘microcredit’ to ‘microfinance’ to ‘inclusive finance’ and advocated for a range of financial services, starting with savings, targeting poor …
Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening. First of all, Matthew, my former colleague, thank you very much for your words. Allow me to say that I am thrilled that this is my first spe… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/clinton-global-initiative-finance-dinner/