Where we work


UNCDF has been present in Samoa since 2008, urging active financial involvements of underrepresented groups in areas where financial services tend to be limited.

Today, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

Through Financial Inclusion Practice, UNCDF is implementing Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP), which is promoting financial inclusion through innovative and technology driven models, such as mobile money. Such financial models enable low-income households and other underserved groups, especially women, to participate in formal financial system, thereby enabling inclusive financial growth in Samoa.

Programmes in Samoa


support policy and regulatory initiatives, fund innovation with financial services and delivery channels, and empower consumers

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Results in Samoa


Our Team

Apia, Samoa

Amit Kumar

Financial Inclusion Specialist

Krishnan Narasimhan

Deputy Programme Manager