Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report 2017 highlights the achievements of the Social Finance Programme over the past year.

In 2017 we intensified our engagement with policy-makers and financial institutions - banks and credit unions, insurance companies and investment funds - to contribute to decent work through sustainable and equitable economic growth. We increased capacity building activities with financial sector practitioners through training courses, knowledge events, publications and other learning tools. Eighty organizations reported improvements as a result of our support. We also shared solutions with over 49,000 stakeholders, and through our projects we supported the extension of responsible services to more than 559,000 low-income households, smallholder farmers and MSEs. Other highlights include lessons and insights on financial education, small enterprise development, impact investing and insurance innovations.