WHAT: The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the National Bank of Cambodia in cooperation with the Australian Government are organising an upcoming stakeholders’ conference on, "Women and Enterprises Driving Financial Inclusion and Investment Returns”. The aim of the conference is to develop a framework for action to incentivise greater private and quasi-private sector investment and financing for MSMEs, contributing in particular to women’s economic empowerment in frontier markets in the ASEAN region.
Dans un pays où 20% de la population utilise des services financiers et le taux de pénétration des téléphones mobiles atteint 80%, le développement de l’offre de services financiers digitaux représente un véritable potentiel pour favoriser l’accès aux services financiers et stimuler le développement économique des populations non-bancarisées.
This article has first been published on the Better Than Cash website
So much is in her hands. Ensuring daily meals for the family. Paying school fees. Purchasing inventory for her business. Setting aside money for seeds for the next planting. Yet when it comes to the essential tools to manage these expenses, invest in timely opportunities to buy in bulk, save for a piece of needed equipment, or make a payment without spending a half day to do so, she lacks the tools she needs.
The World Bank - News Release
Between 2011 and 2014, 700 million people became account holders at banks, other financial institutions, or mobile money service providers, and the number of “unbanked” individuals dropped 20 percent to 2 billion adults, says a new report released today.
Experts in the field met recently to discuss the future of Lao PDR’s local development in the first Governance Sector Working Group (GSWG) of 2015. The panel discussions took place in the National Conference Center in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
When a family member first told Mary that she could use her mobile phone to store her money, she felt that she had finally found a safe place to keep the earnings from her vegetable sales. Mary soon experienced, however, that the journey to register and manage an account to be less simple.
In line with the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda, world stakeholders stressed the need for governments to create a more conducive regulatory and financial framework at the country level and incentivize as well as promote education on entrepreneurship in a bid to achieve key objectives of the agenda.
From Monday 30 March to Wednesday 1 April 2015 Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit Myanmar as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.