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Financial Inclusion Bears Fruit in the Philippines

On a pineapple farm in a rural area outside Manila, the Philippines, Melissa and Manuel Garcia have transformed their operation into a family success story with a lot of hard work and the support of creative financial services.
About 90 minutes outside Manila in the Philippines, a financial inclusion success story has taken root on a lush three-hectare pineapple farm. With Melissa and Manuel Garcia at… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-inclusion-bears-fruit-philippines/

Paving a Wider Path to Financial Inclusion in the Philippines

Marking the launch of the Philippines national financial inclusion strategy, the Special Advocate praised the country''s role as a global leader in the financial inclusion movement and discussed ways in which the new strategy can help deepen access among …
Photos The Philippines is ready to start its journey towards a more financially inclusive and cash-light economy, building on the country’s mobile and digital innovations. This pat… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/paving-wider-path-financial-inclusion-philippines/

Special Advocate Visiting Philippines for Launch of National Financial Inclusion Strategy

The Special Advocate will visit the Philippines to explore the landscape of financial access and to attend the launch of the country''s national financial inclusion strategy, 30 June-1 July 2015.
In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima will visit the Philippines from 29 June to 1 July. She will meet… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/special-advocate-visiting-philippines-launch-national-financ/

Proportional and risk-based controls promote both financial inclusion and financial integrity

National financial system regulators are increasingly identifying approaches that achieve a balance across broad financial inclusion, financial stability, financial integrity—and effective oversight and supervision
Well-intended security and control measures can inadvertently exclude sectors of the economy, especially lower income people and small business owners.  Proportional and risk-base… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/proportional-and-risk-based-controls-promote-both-financial/

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/

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/

Consumer Protection and Responsible Finance

Only by hearing directly from low-income and the most vulnerable consumers, will we identify the kinds of solutions that protect the clients who need it most. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/consumer-protection-and-responsible-finance/

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/

Plenary of the Financial Action Task Force

I believe, however, that financial inclusion and financial integrity are in fact complementary. We all know that advancing both will build stronger and safer financial systems for … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/plenary-financial-action-task-force/