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

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Reaching the Poorest

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, 1.2 billion people face multiple and complex challenges every day just to feed themselves, let alone have healthy lives and be able t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/reaching-poorest/

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/

Responsible Finance and Consumer Protection Seminar

At its heart, responsible finance is about finance that puts clients and their needs at the center of service delivery and regulation. It is about delivering the right product, at … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/responsible-finance-and-consumer-protection-seminar/

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/

Women’s World Banking Global Dinner Celebration

Only at scale will we be able to reach everyone needing services in a way that is affordable to clients and also sustainable to providers. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Good evening. Thank… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/womens-world-banking-global-dinner-celebration/

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/

Approaches to Cross-Sector Policy Leadership and Coordination for Financial Inclusion

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum: Leader’s Roundtable(via video) It is important to have a national platform where stakeholders can discuss the many dime… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/approaches-cross-sector-policy-leadership-and-coordination-f/

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/

Microfinance India Summit

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I cannot tell you how honoured I am to be speaking to this very special group of people here today. The entire world is fascinated by India's dy… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/microfinance-india-summit/

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/