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Insurance improves health, reduces costs, and alleviates poverty

Government insurance programs, innovative financial products, and basic savings accounts can all help poor people absorb the health-related shocks that are a leading cause of poverty.
Every year, 100 million people around the world fall into poverty due to medical costs. Insurance is playing an increasing role in helping poor households avoid this tragic outcom… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/insurance-improves-health-reduces-costs-and-alleviates-pover/

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/

Serving client needs with digital solutions in financial inclusion

SparkOptimus Event “The Digital Age, A Golden Age for Citizens Worldwide?" The opportunity of digital is what more can be achieved through product design, marketing and delivery,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/serving-client-needs-digital-solutions-financial-inclusion/

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/

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/

United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Inclusive Finance

Realize that you can be promoters of financial inclusion yourself without necessarily being financial service providers, when partnering with the right agencies and players in the … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/united-nations-inter-agency-meeting-inclusive-finance/

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/

International Conference on Global Partnerships in Microfinance

University of Greenwich Partnerships are not always easy, but their potential is so great that we should not shy away from the challenge. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Baroness Blackston… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/international-conference-global-partnerships-microfinance/