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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/

Nigeria Visit Will Focus on Strategy, Mobile Money, and Agents to Build Financial Inclusion

Special Advocate will visit Nigeria 30 october through 1 November 2017
H.M. Queen Máxima will visit Nigeria 30 October–2 November 2017 in her role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Special Advo… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/nigeria-visit-will-focus-strategy-mobile-money-and-agents-b/

Harnessing Rapid Financial Innovation to Build an Inclusive World

Addressing central bankers from around the globe at the All Governors Meeting at the Bank for International Settlements, the Special Advocate laid out the promise and some of the particular challenges that financial inclusion presents bankers and financia…
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... Address to All-Governors Meeting, Bank for International Settlements Financial innovatio… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/harnessing-rapid-financial-innovation-build-inclusive-world/

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/

Leaping Far Ahead: Unleashing Myanmar's Potential Through Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion offers Myanmar a powerful tool for economic advancement and development, said the Special Advocate in a speech at the University of Yangon, March 31, 2015.
Photos Leaping Far Ahead: Unleashing Myanmar's Potential Through Financial Inclusion I’ve found that countries make progress with financial inclusion when they develop their own a… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/leaping/

The Transformative Promise of Mobile Technology for Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke about the promise of mobile money for financial inclusion at a major conference of mobile businesses.
Photos The Transformative Promise of Mobile Technology for Financial Inclusion Keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress Financial inclusion is a means to bring people out of pov… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/gsma-speech/

Progress Driven by a Common Vision

Video address by the Special Advocate on the occasion of the launch of Paraguay’s national financial inclusion strategy, Dec. 2, 2014.
Photos Progress Driven by a Common Vision Remarks on the launch of Paraguay’s national financial inclusion strategy Paraguay’s example offers an inspiring lesson for the world on h… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/progress-driven-common-v/

UNSGSA fosters coordination and commitment among leaders gathered for the UN General Assembly

Queen Máxima attended this year’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to hand over her annual report of activities detailing her fou… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-fosters-coordination-and-commitment-among-leaders-gat/

Advancing Inclusive Finance and Development through Digital Services and Partnership

Meeting the needs of poor households and small enterprises is where we find the real potential for impact. We need to work hard to make digital payments a gateway to other financ… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/advancing-inclusive-finance-and-development-through-digital/

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/

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/

The key to successful microinsurance for the poor

Poor people have few alternatives to manage financial shocks; events like funerals can result in crippling long-term debt. Microinsurance can help manage exposure to risk, protect against long-term debt, and build resilience.
While microinsurance has great potential to meet the financial needs of low-income clients, its spread has been constrained by high administrative costs relative to transaction va… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/scale-key-success-and-sustainability-microinsurance-poor/

Opening Remarks to the FMO Conference on the Future of Banking

Photos Excellency, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am pleased to be present again at one of FMO’s conferences. Certainly because this is an organization that has been and i… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/opening-remarks-fmo-conference-future-banking/

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/

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/

Partnership for national strategy development and financial education in Brazil

In Brasilia, Queen Máxima met with the Minister of Finance and the President of the Central Bank to discuss Brazil’s recent progress, including its National Partnership for Financ… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/partnership-national-strategy-development-and-financial-educ/

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/

Exploring ways to diversify Vietnam’s service offerings for the poor

The UNSGSA met with the Vice Premier of Vietnam, the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the Minister of Finance; and the President of Vietnam Women’s Union, to discuss how Vie… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/exploring-ways-diversify-vietnams-service-offerings-poor/

Financial Inclusion Seminar

I believe it is also important to call out that a well-developed, inclusive financial sector is like a well-developed road system. It is basic infrastructure in a country that ever… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-seminar/

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