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Stitching a Thread into Bangladesh's Economy

Jarna Islam has made a growing success from a small fabric operation she runs in Bangladesh.
In the village of Dattopara, north of Dhaka, a businesswoman named Jharna Islam stands in her workshop before racks of clothing—deep red saris threaded in gold, pink and blue shal… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/stitching-thread-bangladeshs-economy/

In Bangladesh, Bringing Financial Inclusion to Rural Doorsteps

In rural Rajbari district in Bangladesh, people are gaining access to the services that urban residents take for granted, including agent banking and mobile money, as part of an innovative program that’s helping to expand financial inclusion to the last m…
A Visit to Rajbari’s Access to Information Center Bangladesh is the eighth largest country in the world—more people live here than in Russia--and its population density is com… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/bangladesh-bringing-financial-inclusion-rural-doorste/

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/

People, Planet and Profit Together: The roles of inclusive finance, business and knowledge in sustainable development

Knowledge, business ideas and inclusive finance all have an important role in sustainable development. When we put them together in the right way, they can be so powerful. Queen M… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/people-planet-and-profit-together-roles-inclusive-finance-bu/

Investor Principles for Inclusive Finance: How Investors Can Contribute to Building Vibrant and Responsible Financial Systems

Second Responsible Finance Forum and Launch of the Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance (PIIF) I believe these Principles provide practical guidance to help investors lev… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/investor-principles-inclusive-finance-how-investors-can-cont/

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/