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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/

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/

How Can Data Propel Financial Inclusion for Women?

The day after the launch of the Global Findex, which showed a persistent gender gap in access and use of financial services, the Special Advocate spoke about the urgent importance of expanding sex-disaggregated supply and demand-side financial inclusion d…
Photos "To solve women’s financial exclusion, our starting point should be data. We need demand-side insights into women customers complemented by supply-side insights into financi… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/how-can-data-propel-financial-inclusion-women/

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/

The Power of the UN to Advance Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke to the UN's Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion on 13 March 2017.
Photos I would like to first thank our host, H.E. Ambassador Djani of Indonesia for inviting us. I would also like to thank his fellow co-chairs:  H.E. Ambassador Meza-Cuadra of … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/power-un-advance-financial-inclusion/

Special Advocate Joins World Bank Gathering to Mark Advances, Commitments to Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate will attend the World Bank Spring Meetings to announce significant advances in financial inclusion and major new commitments from the public and private sectors
Special Advocate Joins World Bank Gathering to Mark Advances, Commitments to Financial Inclusion The UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, H.M. Queen Má… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/special-advocate-joins-global-leaders-world-bank-mark-advanc/

Inclusive Finacial Systems as part of the "New Normal"

Inclusive Finacial Systems as part of the "New Normal" Opening Speech, WB/IMF Dutch Constituency Group Meeting We need to keep addressing issues of growth, but also to look at buil… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/inclusive-financial-systems-part-new-normal/

Address at Unilever's "Post-2015 A New Global Partnership” Dinner

If we truly want universality and sustainability, we have to scale up our efforts. And for that we need both the public and private sector. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Related content … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/address-post-2015-new-global-partnership-dinner/

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/

Keynote Address at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum

I deeply believe that with the knowledge and commitment that we possess today, universal access to financial services is achievable. Let us seize the opportunity to make this a re… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/keynote-address-2013-afi-global-policy-forum/

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/

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/

Joint Launch of the OECD Scoreboard on SME and Entrepreneur Finance and the G20 SME Finance Forum

Photos As developing countries pursue equitable development and as developed countries hope to return to economic growth that will foster employment, SME finance is not something w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/joint-launch-oecd-scoreboard-sme-and-entrepreneur-finance/

Leadership, SME finance, and data under discussion in Malaysia

In meetings in Kuala Lumpur, the UNSGSA met with the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Deputy Minister of Finance, and the Crown Prince of the State of Perak. Together they exp… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/leadership-sme-finance-and-data-under-discussion-malaysia/

Taking stock, Setting goals, Moving forward

Photos In financial regulation there is no one size fits all solution. The most successful approaches are those that are tailored to local contexts and needs. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/taking-stock-setting-goals-moving-forward/

Exploring ways to diversify Vietnam’s service offerings for the poor

The UNSGSA met with the Vice Premier of Vietnam, the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the Minister of Finance; and the President of Vietnam Women’s Union, to discuss how Vie… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/exploring-ways-diversify-vietnams-service-offerings-poor/

Financial Inclusion Seminar

I believe it is also important to call out that a well-developed, inclusive financial sector is like a well-developed road system. It is basic infrastructure in a country that ever… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-seminar/

Access to Finance Project Launch

IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings Having this kind of high quality, comparable data on access to financial services is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps identify… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/access-finance-project-launch/