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UNSGSA Will Explore Financial Inclusion Advances and Innovations during India Visit

H.M. Queen Máxima, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) will visit India 28–30 May 2018 to explore the country’s progress on financial inclusion and the innovations that are driving those advances.
H.M. Queen Máxima, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) will visit India 28–30 May 2018 to explore the country’s progress on … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-will-explore-financial-inclusion-advances-and-innovat/

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/

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/

Blog: Viet Nam at a Crossroads for Financial Inclusion

UNSGSA director Eric Duflos blogs about Queen Maxima's recent trip to Viet Nam and the possible direction of financial inclusion he witnessed during the trip in May 2017.
By Eric Duflos Earlier this month I accompanied the UNSGSA, Queen Máxima, on a visit to Viet Nam. My first trip there took place 20 years ago. At that time the country was co… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/vietnam-crossroads-financial-inclusion/

Special Advocate Visiting Viet Nam to Discuss Financial Inclusion

The UNSGSA will be in Viet Nam to discuss financial inclusion, May 20-June 1, 2017.
The UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, H.M. Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, will visit Viet Nam from 30 May through 1 June 201… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/special-advocate-visiting-viet-nam-discuss-financial-inclusi/

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/

General Assembly Passes Resolution on Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution stressing the importance of financial inclusion in relation to sustainable development.
The UN General Assembly today adopted a resolution stressing the importance of financial inclusion as a key tool for implementing many of the vital development goals enshrined… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/general-assembly-passes-resolution-financial-inclusion-susta/

Driving the New Development Agenda: What Is the Role of Financial Inclusion?

Now that the SDGs have been adopted, what do they say about financial inclusion, and how can financial inclusion support the new goals?
After extensive negotiations and with much acclaim, 193 countries at the UN have now adopted an ambitious new development agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) at i… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/driving-new-development-agenda-what-role-financial-inclusion/

Leaping Far Ahead: Unleashing Myanmar's Potential Through Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion offers Myanmar a powerful tool for economic advancement and development, said the Special Advocate in a speech at the University of Yangon, March 31, 2015.
Photos Leaping Far Ahead: Unleashing Myanmar's Potential Through Financial Inclusion I’ve found that countries make progress with financial inclusion when they develop their own a… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/leaping/