Seminar on Risk Protection Mechanisms for SMEs to Strengthen Inclusive Insurance in Mongolia

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The insurance industry in Mongolia is currently small and still in its development stage. The share of the insurance industry is 0.7% of the whole financial sector. Despite the growth of the insurance sector and recent global awareness on financial inclusion, the insurance market in Mongolia can hardly be considered inclusive at this time. Small companies generate around 20% of Mongolia’s GDP and provide employment of 70% of the national workforce. There are challenges in insurance sector such as the lack of effective distribution channels to reach SMEs.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Financial Inclusion

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On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a new set of development goals that are collectively called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These comprise an ambitious 17 total goals. While the SDGs do not explicitly target financial inclusion, greater access to financial services is a key enabler for many of them. By reviewing the research on the link between financial inclusion and development, this working paper shows where and how financial services can help achieve the SDGs.

Global Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion for the Poor - Toward Proportionate Standards and Guidance

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The multi-year Financial Inclusion Action Plan approved by G-20 leaders at the November 2010 Seoul Summit recognizes the commitments of the global financial sector standards-setting bodies (SSBs) to “support financial inclusion” and encourages SSBs “to further explore . . .

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