Head of UNCDF Judith Karl. Photo credit: UNCDF.

Head of UNCDF Judith Karl. Photo credit: UNCDF.

The head of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) will be visiting Honiara next month.

Organisers of the biennial Pacific Microfinance Week made the announcement in a statement yesterday.

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 LeastDeveloped Countries (LDCs).

UNCDF uses its capital mandate to help LDCs pursue inclusive growth.

Ms Judith Karl, Executive Secretary of UNCDF, will be delivering the opening address at the Pacific Microfinance Week on 22 September 2015.

Ms Karl will also be launching the “Solomon Islands Financial Services Demand Side Survey” report with the Central Bank of Solomon Islands.

UNCDF has a unique role in providing investment capital and technical support to both public and private sectors in developing countries around the world to progressively improve their economies.

In the Pacific, UNCDF and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are jointly managing the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, a Pacific-wide programme helping low-income households gain access to quality and affordable financial services and financial education, with Australian Government, European Union and New Zealand Government as development partners.

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