During the Seminar “What do the poor need from financial inclusion?”, Peru shared its successful experience in financial inclusion with the Netherlands!
The event took place and organized by the Embassy of Peru in The Hague, along with the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
The central theme of the seminar was Peru’s leadership on financial inclusion as well as it’s leading role in the UN General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution. Peruvian achievements were noted and cited as a model for other countries in a letter by Queen Maxima addressed to the audience at the beginning of the seminar.
During the first session, former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion Carolina Trivelli presented the progress made by Peru from a public and private perspective by putting special attention in the National Strategy and the recent launch of the mobile wallet, among other things.
FMO General Manager Nanno Kleiterp stressed the participation of Dutch Development Bank —whose portfolio amounts over €250 million— in Peru, as well as its commitment to promoting further development in the country.
ISS rector Inge Hutter closed the seminar after a rich debate held in the afternoon in the presence of Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations; ISS lecturer Georgina Gomez, BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s representative Alejandro Lorca and CARE International representative Reintje Van Haeringen.
The presentations from all three speakers can be found here.