UNCDF works in Viet Nam to encourage inclusive finance focusing on women's empowerment as well as micro, small and medium enterprises.
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, UNCDF is implementing the Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) programme in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). SHIFT programme is accelerating financial inclusion and women’s economic participation in the region, and will be transitioning some six million low-income people, micro-entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized businesses to more formalized financial services by 2020.
UNCDF is also implementing the Making Access Possible (MAP) programme, producing diagnostics of financial inclusion data disaggregated by gender, geography, income and other demographics, and encouraging private investment into expanding rates and outreach of financial inclusion.