UNSGSA -UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

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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/

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/

The Future of Inclusive Development: Building Financial Inclusion for Young Entrepreneurs

The Special Advocate spoke to a side event during the 70th UNGA about youth entrepreneurs.
Photos Informal Remarks at UN General Assembly, Side Event: Innovative Solutions: Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Addressing the challenges faced by all young … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/future-inclusive-development-building-financial-inclusion-yo/

Innovation Opens a Door for an Enterprising Fishmonger

An enterprising fishmonger in Peru gets the credit he deserves
Innovation Opens a Door for an Enterprising Fishmonger How can an entrepreneurial fishmonger with no credit history hope to obtain the money he needs to expand his small business?… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/innovation-opens-door/

Remarks at the Development Finance Institutions SME Working Group Meeting

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I am pleased to welcome you to The Hague.  And of course a special welcome to the winners of the G20 SME Finance Challenge.    As many o… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/remarks-development-fi/

Savings accounts make a huge difference for women and families

The first step to financial security is often a simple savings account – which reduces costs and also leads households and businesses into the upward cycle that comes with participation in the formal financial system.
Access to diverse financial services, especially savings, that meet the needs of low-income clients is at the core of financial inclusion, and is one of the focus areas targeted by… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/savings-accounts-make-huge-difference-women-and-families/

Financial infrastructure and the enabling environment are essential to help SMEs grow and thrive

Policy makers and regulators can have transformative impact on entrepreneurship and economic growth by applying proven solutions to barriers to SME lending and business.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry In Liberia in 2010, Queen Máxima met a woman w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-infrastructure-and-enabling-environment-are-essent/

UNSGSA encourages national strategic planning process for financial inclusion in Turkey

In Ankara, the UNSGSA met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Governor of the Central Bank, and the Minister of Family and Social Policies. They discussed national strategies to accel… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/unsgsa-encourages-national-strategic-planning-process-financ/


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/