The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have formed a strategic partnership under the ongoing UNCDF’s SHIFT (Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations) programme to facilitate the development and access to digital financial services in the ASEAN region.
This blog series seeks to generate a broader discussion on the data that is needed to close the gender gap in financial inclusion in ASEAN. Our previous blog post argued that the headline data available on financial inclusion in the ASEAN region – the percentage of women with access to a formal account – is by itself insufficient to understand if, and how, women derive value from formal financial services.
UNCDF has been actively supporting the de-concentration and decentralization efforts of the Government of Lao PDR for over a decade. The Governance and Pubic Administrative Reform Programme (GPAR) is a multifaceted approach that has been adopted by the government, which consists of four interlinked projects.
The MAP programme hosted a global workshop for the Asia and Africa countries currently running the programme. 40 country coordinators, Government representatives, regional and technical advisors came together from January 26-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa for a progress review session.
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries, entered into a strategic partnership within the framework of AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue Platform (PPD). The agreement builds on a good working relationship between AFI and UNCDF and opens up new possibilities for deeper cooperation and knowledge exchanges on financial inclusion issues.
Whereas the ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference took place in Yangon, Myanmar, on 29 and 30 October 2014, hosted by H.E. U Win Shein, Minister of Finance of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Chairman of the 18th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in collaboration with the UN Capital Development Fund and other development partners.
Joint Statement of the 1st ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting (AFMGM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 March 2015
Theme: Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
UNCDF gets onboard the mobile revolution with its first interactive publication downloadable on your iPads or Androids! This Outcome Report which follows a consultation meeting with key Southern market-leaders and partners in Financial Inclusion and makes key recommendations for advancing Financial Inclusion in the ASEAN region.