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Queen Máxima Returns to Indonesia to Support Further Advances on Financial Inclusion

Queen Maxima will be in Indonesia for the second time in three years, 1213 February 2018, in order to help advance financial inclusion further.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will visit Indonesia to explore progress and opportu… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/queen-maxima-returns-indonesia-support-further-advances-fina/

In Mexico, Eliminating Obstacles to Full Financial Inclusion

During a visit to Mexico in September 2017, the Special Advocate reviewed progress toward implementing the national financial inclusion strategy, and met with stakeholders to discuss agent banking, small business financing, fintech, and collaboration.
Over the past several years, Mexico has taken steps to modernize its financial system, including improving Internet connectivity, digitizing payments, and working to close the gen… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/mexico-eliminating-obstacles-full-financial-inclusion/

In Mexico, a Convenience Store Makes Finance Easy

For millions of low-income customers throughout Mexico, OXXO corner markets are a ubiquitous neighborhood presence. But OXXO is more than just a convenience store. Through its Saldazo account, it also gives customers the opportunity to save money, pay bil…
In Mexico, a Convenience Store Makes Finance Easy Care for a soda with that savings account? For millions of low-income customers throughout Mexico, OXXO corner markets are a u… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/mexico-convenience-store-makes-finance-easy/

Creating Nigeria’s Success Story: Mobile Money, Agents, and the Way Forward for Financial Inclusion

Queen Maxima as UNSGSA gave the keynote speech about the way forward with financial inclusion in Nigeria, 2 November 2017.
Photos Creating Nigeria’s Success Story: Mobile Money, Agents, and the Way Forward for Financial Inclusion Keynote speech: The Role of Government in Driving Financial Inclusion in … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/creating-nigerias-success-story-mobile-money-agents-and-way/

Next steps in favor of financial inclusion in México: Prioritize agents, small enterprises and the fintech industry

English translation of speech delivered in Spanish at the International Forum on Financial Inclusion, Mexico City, September 2017
Photos Mr. President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary Meade, Secretary Nuño, Governor Carstens, other members of the cabinet, senators and deputies, ladies and gentlemen. Last s… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/proximos-pasos-en-favor-de-la-inclusion-financiera-en-mexico/next-steps-favor-financial-inclusion-mexico-prioritize-agent/

Blog: Viet Nam at a Crossroads for Financial Inclusion

UNSGSA director Eric Duflos blogs about Queen Maxima's recent trip to Viet Nam and the possible direction of financial inclusion he witnessed during the trip in May 2017.
By Eric Duflos Earlier this month I accompanied the UNSGSA, Queen Máxima, on a visit to Viet Nam. My first trip there took place 20 years ago. At that time the country was co… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/vietnam-crossroads-financial-inclusion/

Diverse financial services

Through years of advocacy, Queen Máxima has helped shift the paradigm from microfinance to the broader concept of financial inclusion in recognition that poor people need more tha… https://www.unsgsa.org/priorities/focus-areas/diverse-financial-services/

Expanding banking services beyond traditional branches can be a cost effective way to make financial services widely available

Agent networks dramatically improve coverage and availability of financial services, extending access to finance to hard-to-reach communities and engaging the unbanked poor in the formal financial sector.
Banks and other financial institutions are partnering with retailers, post offices, and other agents to provide financial services. Governments can create incentives and accelerat… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/expanding-banking-services-beyond-traditional-branches-can-b/

UNSGSA at the 25th Universal Postal Congress

Session on “The postal sector’s role in fostering economic and social inclusion through financial inclusion” Speech at Ministerial Conference Delivered by live video Good afterno… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-25th-universal-postal-congress/

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/