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“Financial Services required for covering basic needs”-Princess Maxima

Microfinance Focus, Sep 24, 2010: H.R.H. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development spoke about the significance of Financial Inclusion in achieving development goals on a side-event ‘Financial Inclusion: A Path to the Millennium Development Goals’ during the MDG Summit 2010 on September 22 in New York. Drawing attention of the gathering to the fact that none of ... Full story

Dutch Banks provide € 30 million for Microfinance in Netherlands

Microfinance Focus, Sep 6, 2010: Nationally operating Dutch microcredit organization, Qredits has recently signed financing agreements for 30 million Euros with the Bank for Dutch Councils (BNG), Rabobank, ING and ABN-AMRO. The agreements were signed in the presence of the Dutch minister of Economic affairs van Der Hoeven, and members of the Dutch council for microfinance, among whom chairman Laman Trip and Her Royal Highness Princess ... Full story

HRH Princess Máxima to address Microfinance Conference at University of Greenwich

Microfinance Focus, July 23, 2010: United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, HRH Princess Máxima will be addressing a two day Microfinance Conference at University of Greenwich on 6-7 September 2010.  The conference will be focussing on Microfinance and providing financial services to the world's poor. Other guest speakers at the conference include Robert Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Dr ... Full story

Princess Maxima and IFC to host G-20 SME Finance Working Group Meeting

Microfinance Focus, May 25, 20101: HRH Princess Maxima of Netherlands, the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and International Finance Corporation (IFC), will be hosting a G20 SME Finance Working Group meeting on May 25th, 2010 in The Hague. The meeting will bring together senior experts from international and regional institutions to explore practices in measuring small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SME) ... Full story

Sustainability is the key in microfinance : Princess Máxima

Sustainability is the key in microfinance : Princess Máxima
By Vikash Kumar, Microfinance Focus, May 18, 2010 : Microfinance Focus took an Exclusive Interview with Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands at the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit 2010, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on April 7-10. She spoke widely with us on her experiences and views on the Microcredit Summit, her previous work in microcredit, and the way forward for ... Full story

Queen Sofia to attend Microcredit Summit in Nairobi

Microfinance Focus, Feb 26, 2010: Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Máxima of The Netherlands, Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, BRAC Chair Sir Fazle Abed, and other microfinance leaders from the region will address the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit to be held April 7-10, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. A program featuring ... Full story

Leading Microfinance Leaders to address Microcredit Summit in Nairobi

Microfinance Focus, Jan 30, 2010: Microfinance leaders from 35 countries have already registered for the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit to be held April 7-10, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The Summit will be the largest microfinance gathering ever held in Africa and the Middle East.  Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of The Netherlands, one of the keynote speakers, will join Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, BRAC ... Full story

Widen financial access to the poor, urges Princess Maxima

By Nagesh Narayana Microfinance Focus, Jan. 27, 2010: Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, special advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on financial access, has reiterated her plea to allow people in poor countries easier access to financial services, which she said would play a vital role in changing their economic lives. She said microcredit should become a ... Full story

Princess Maxima launches IMF’s ‘Access to Finance Project’

Princess Maxima launches IMF's 'Access to Finance Project'
Microfinance Focus, Oct.8, 2009: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched the “Access to Finance Project,” aimed at collecting annual geographic and demographic data on access to basic consumer financial services worldwide. The aim of the project is development of high-quality, cross-country data for policy makers and researchers, ... Full story

Dutch Princess Maxima to address Microfinance India Summit

Microfinance Focus, Sept. 29, 2009: Dutch Princess Maxima will address the Microfinance India Summit being organised by ACCESS Development Services from Oct. 26 to 28 in New Delhi. Princess Maxima is the UN Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance. She was earlier involved in the Advisors Group to the International Year of ... Full story

UN appoints Dutch Princess Maxima as microfinance advocate

UN appoints Dutch Princess Maxima as microfinance advocate
Microfinance Focus, Sept. 23, 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dutch Princess Máxima as a special advocate on Inclusive Finance, which he said can spur poverty reduction. “Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking,” Mr. Ban said on Monday. “You will be able to work for ... Full story
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