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Innovation Serving Tradition: India Stack Meets Mumbai’s Dabbawalas

Everyone’s talking about the India Stack these days, but what does it mean for real lives of people like Vilash, one of Mumbai’s famed dabbawala lunch deliverymen?
Everyone’s talking about the India Stack these days, but what does it mean for real lives of people like Vilash, one of Mumbai’s famed dabbawala lunch deliverymen? The Stack is… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/innovation-serving-tradition-india-stack-meets-mumbais-dabba/

In India, Building on Progress and Providing a Model for Inclusion

To celebrate India's progress toward full financial inclusion and discuss ways to increase usage and close the remaining gender gap, the UNSGSA visited the country in May 2018. She met with leaders from the public, private, and development sectors, includ…
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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/

Address to Reserve Bank of India

Thank you very much Governor Rajan for your welcome and remarks. Good afternoon, Directors of the Board, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am so pleased to visit your lovely country again. L… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/address-reserve-bank-o/

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/

Financial inclusion underpins bold World Bank goals on poverty

The UNSGSA attended the World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C. this October, and found that they were not business as usual. World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Kim ann… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/financial-inclusion-underpins-bold-world-bank-goals-poverty/

Conducting financial transactions via mobile phone creates possibilities to reach new markets

Mobile money can serve as a gateway to the formal financial sector for the previously unbanked, as people access a growing menu of low-cost financial products on devices they use daily.
When Queen Máxima visited Mali in 2011, women in a fruit-processing cooperative told her how they lacked financial services to manage their business and household cash flows. One … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/conducting-financial-transactions-mobile-phone-creates-possi/

Better Than Cash Alliance Launch

It is so important to bring people and enterprises into the formal economy. It will help with accountability and transparency of governments. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA In my work as t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/better-cash-alliance-launch/

Launch of the Action Plan to Strengthen the Institutional Environment

Having a safe, reliable and affordable payment system, having the possibility to save for uncertain days or being able to finance your business ideas, all have tremendous social an… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/launch-action-plan-strengthen-institutional-environment/

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/

Advancing Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance

Providing financial products that add real value to customers in a transparent way and at reasonable cost is at the core of Responsible Finance. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Principles fo… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/advancing-principles-investors-inclusive-finance/

The Role of Investors in Building Vibrant and Responsible Financial Systems

Only with strong, sustainable institutions and good products will we grow a strong financial sector – and vibrant markets. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Mr. Fink, Ladies and gentlemen, I a… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/role-investors-building-vibrant-and-responsible-financial-sy/

International ChildFinance Expert’s Meeting

This is how I define financial literacy: financial knowledge and skills combined with sound habits. It equips young people with the essential tools to develop themselves, to make t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/international-childfinance-experts-meeting/

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/