Expert Meeting on the Impact of Access to Financial Services, Including by Highlighting Remittances on Development: Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth

The expert meeting will build on the discussions undertaken and the recommendations made during previous expert meetings, including the Expert Meeting on Maximizing the Development Impact of Remittances and the Expert Meeting on Trade and Development Implications of Financial Services and Commodity Exchanges. The meeting will discuss the impact of financial access on small and medium-sized enterprises, microenterprises and individuals, particularly women and youth, and the means of improving access to financial services and reducing their transaction costs, including making remittances faster, safer and more secure, and maximizing their development impact.