Oct. 05, 2015

Digital technology, regulatory changes and increased public and private sector engagement are fuelling a renewed push to reduce the number of unbanked and underbanked people in the Asia Pacific region. However much more needs to be done to ensure these efforts have the impact and scale to make a significant difference.

Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit — 27-29 October 2015, Manila, the Philippines

Oct. 05, 2015
Cotonou, BENIN

Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P),  un programme de l’UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund) organise ce mardi 6 octobre à Cotonou un atelier pour le lancement officiel de son programme au Bénin, en présence de l’ensemble des acteurs de la finance digitale.

Sep. 26, 2015
New York, USA

The Sustainable Development Goals represent a transformative agenda. The objective is to transform the economies and societies of developing countries with a view to eliminating poverty by 2030.

Sep. 25, 2015
New York

Today, 2 billion people lack access to formal financial services. This represents a pool of customers with the potential to save US$145bn a year. This global challenge requires global solutions. Financial inclusion – starting with supporting people to save – can enable poverty reduction, social equality and the economic growth of the next generation.

Sep. 22, 2015
New York

The UN Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund), the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), in partnership with the China Women Development Foundation (CWDF), hosted the summit entitled “2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit”.  The event was significant since it is 20 years since the Beijing Call for Action.

Sep. 18, 2015
New York

WHAT: In the context of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the Government of Uganda and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) cordially invite you to a side event on the topic: No Transformation Without Localization: The role of local governments in the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The side event has three main objectives:

Sep. 17, 2015

The Reserve Bank of Fiji and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme jointly launched the Fiji Financial Services Demand Side Survey report at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

The Fiji report is aimed to help government and other stakeholders gain better understanding of the needs of Fijians in regard to financial services and products by providing baseline data on access, usage and quality of the financial services and products currently available to all Fijians from the viewpoint of the customer.

Sep. 17, 2015
Nuku, FIJI

United Nations Capital Development fund (UNCDF) Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl met with students and teachers of Nuku Primary School on Wednesday as part of her four-day visit to Fiji.

Nuku Primary school is recognized for its excellent integration of financial education (FinEd) in classroom setting and delivering FinEd in a practical manner to students from low-income families within a rural setting.  Despite resource constraints, the school offers both early childhood learning together with FinEd from Years 1 through to 8. 

Sep. 15, 2015
Suva, Republic of Fiji

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl on Tuesday commenced a four-day visit to Fiji.

Sep. 15, 2015

What is the challenge put forward by the CleanStart window?

The SHIFT Challenge Fund - CleanStart Energy Access Window challenges banks, non-bank financial institutions, microfinance Institutions, private sector companies, cooperative societies to introduce innovative financial products, approaches and services which facilitate expansion of consumer and/or enterprise financing, benefitting low-income consumers, especially women and marginalized groups, who want to transition to cleaner and more efficient energy.