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Multi-stakeholder Consultations on Financing for Development

Dialogues managed by FFDO

Building Inclusive Financial Sectors for Development

The United Nations Capital Development Fund and the Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs are leading a consultative process to address constraints to the expansion of access to financial services in developing and transition economies. They are supported by a multi-agency coordination group composed of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, International Labour Organization, and International Fund for Agricultural Development, as well as by other financial sector experts. This innovative consultative process, resulting from both the Monterrey Consensus and the UN International Year of Microcredit 2005, has lead to the dissemination of a "Blue Book on Building Inclusive Financial Sectors" in May 2006. It provides a unique opportunity to explore ways to address constraints to the expansion of access to financial services in developing and transition economies. General background on the Blue Book consultations and information on each of the multi-stakeholder consultations organized between October 2004 and May 2006 can be accessed through the links below.

FIRST CONSULTATION: West Asia / North Africa Region

An Associated Session of the Middle-East/North Africa Region Microcredit Summit Meeting of Councils
Amman, Jordan

  1. Regional Microcredit Summit Meeting of Councils
    1. Report
  2. Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Building Inclusive Financial Sector for Development in West Asia/ North Africa
    1. Programme
    2. PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Guiding Questions for discussion
    4. Summary of the consultation

SECOND CONSULTATION: Africa Region

In cooperation with the Fourth Annual Conference of the African Microfinance Network (AFMIN)
Bamako, Mali

  1. Programme
  2. List of Participants
  3. AFMIN Declaration and conclusion of conference
  4. Summary of the consultation

THIRD CONSULTATION: Asia / Pacific Region

In conjunction with Asian Development Bank meetings for "Microfinance Week"
Manila, Philippines 

  1. Regional Conference on Expanding the Frontiers of Commercial Microfinance, 14-15 March 2005
    1. Agenda (PDF version)
    2. Agenda and Papers (online version)
    3. List of Participants
  2. Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Building Inclusive Financial Sector for Development in the Asia/Pacific Region, 16 March 2005
    1. Programme
    2. Summary of the consultation

FOURTH CONSULTATION: Latin America Region and the Caribbean

In cooperation with World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI), Microcredit Summit Campaign, UNDP/Santiago and ECLAC -  Santiago, Chile

  1. WSBI Regional Meeting, 17-18 April 2005
    1. Programme [ E S ]
    2. Savings mobilization resolution [ E S ]
  2. Latin American/Caribbean Region Microcredit Summit Meeting of Councils, 19-22 April 2005
    1. Programme [ E S ]
  3. Multi-stakeholder Consultations on Building Inclusive Financial Sector for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, 19 and 20 April 2005
    1. List of participants
    2. Summary of the consultation [ E S ]

Final Consultation-Global Meeting

ILO Headquarters, Geneva, 4-5 May 2005

  1. Programme
  2. List of participants
  3. Blue Book "Issues Paper"
  4. Guiding questions for discussions
  5. Summary of the consultation

E-Conference

In partnership with the World Bank Institute, 28 March - 13 April 2005

  1. Agenda
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Report of the e-conference
  4. Links to e-conference website:

Online Questionnaire

  1. Summary of the consultation

UN Forum on Building Inclusive Financial Sectors - Closing Activities of the International Year of Microcredit, 2005

UN Headquarters, New York, 7-8 November 2005

 
 
 

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