#2016FIF Social Media Toolkit

Financial Inclusion Forum

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host the 2016 Financial Inclusion Forum, and on December 2, USAID will host the Financial Inclusion Practitioners Day, convening a diverse group of leaders from U.S. and foreign governments, financial institutions and other corporations, and nonprofits to chart a recommended approach to financial inclusion during the next administration. The events over the two days will focus on evidence, best practices, and emerging trends around five key themes:

  1. Bridging the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion.
  2. Financial Inclusion as an Enabler
  3. Agricultural, Rural, and Sustainable Financial Development
  4. Reaching the Ultra Poor
  5. Tools to Improve Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance and Long-Term Resilience

What We're Saying On Social

Twitter

  • Of the 2B unbanked adults globally, 1.6 billion have access to a mobile phone: http://fiforum.us #2016FIF #GlobalDev
  • Cash is a risky business, financial inclusion = security. #2016FIF Join our conversation 12/1 http://fiforum.us
  • @USAID & @USTreasury is proud to support financial inclusion, moving us closer to inclusive economic growth & the #SDGs http://fiforum.us/
  • Collaboration + innovation are the two most important ingredients for financial inclusion to = success #2016FIF
  • We’re proud to support financial inclusion as it can pave the way for inclusive economic growth & is a foundation for many of the #SDGs http://fiforum.us
  • Gender, Resilience, Humanitarian Assistance - we're covering it all @ #2016FIF w/ @USAID & @USTreasury http://fiforum.us/
  • Follow #2016FIF w/ @USAID & @USTreasury today to learn about financial inclusion http://fiforum.us/
  • We're thrilled to host #2016FIF 12/1 in #DC! Join us w/ @USAID & @USTreasury to hear @Lagarde http://fiforum.us/
  • @USAID is excited to host #2016FIF w/ @USTreasury to discuss ways to accelerate financial inclusion http://fiforum.us
  • We’re committed to extending financial services to the very poor & laying the groundwork for wide scale economic growth #2016FIF
  • Read @POTUS’s #GlobalDev Council Call to Action on #financialinclusion: https://goo.gl/xCvoZo #2016FIF

Facebook

  • On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host the 2016 Financial Inclusion Forum, and on December 2, USAID will host the Financial Inclusion Practitioners Day convening a diverse group of leaders from U.S. and foreign governments, financial institutions, corporations, and nonprofits to chart a recommended approach to financial inclusion during the next administration. #FIF2016
  • This year’s Financial Inclusion Forum & Practitioners Day will cover five themes: Bridging the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion, Financial Inclusion as an Enaber, Agricultural, Rural, and Sustainable Financial Development, Reaching the Ultra Poor, and Tools to Improve Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance and Long-Term Resilience. Follow the conversation at #2016FIF

Bridging the Gender Gap

Twitter

  • Financial inclusion is a key driver to increase women’s economic empowerment & gender equality #2016FIF
  • 60% of women say having a mobile phone saves money http://fiforum.us #2016FIF #GlobalDev
  • Financial inclusion supports @USAID’s gender policy, ↑ equal access to resources, wealth, opportunities & services. #2016FIF
  • More than 50% of financially excluded ppl are women. What actions can we take to financially include all? #2016FIF http://fiforum.us
  • More than 1/2 the world’s unbanked population are women. It's time to focus on financial inclusion for women. #2016FIF

Facebook

  • Financial inclusion for women is a step towards gender equality. When women have access to financial services it means they can control household assets, increase household consumption, improve food security, and invest in income generating activities. #2016FIF
  • Financial inclusion for women means control of their own finances and agency over their lives and the lives of their children. But today, women make up more than half of the world’s unbanked population. We believe it’s time to start financially including women and paving the way towards equality. #2016FIF

Financial Inclusion as an Enabler

Twitter

  • According to @McKinsey digital #financialservices could boost GDP of emerging economies by 6%. #2016FIF
  • Smart financial services makes society safer. In #Haiti @BetterThan_Cash found mobile money reduced theft in cash transfers by 50% #2016FIF
  • Digital financial inclusion = security. In Haiti @BetterThan_Cash found 82% of beneficiaries felt mobile money was more secure than cash #2016FIF

Facebook

  • Why are digital payments critical for financial inclusion? Digital payments accelerate financial inclusion by creating lasting, inclusive economic infrastructure that improves governance, creates transparency, reduces theft, and provides a foundation for innovative business models that offer life-enhancing services to underserved communities. This is why we believe in inclusive digital financial services. #2016FIF
  • Smart financial services save the public money. According to McKinsey, the public sector could gain $110 billion per year by reducing leakage in public spending and tax collection. This is why financial services matter. #2016FIF

Agricultural, Rural, and Sustainable Financial Development

Twitter

  • Financial inclusion means growth. In #Malawi, farmers with financial services for savings increased investment and boosted crop output. #2016FIF
  • In #India poverty dropped when bank branches opened in rural areas. Inclusive financial services fight poverty. #2016FIF @USAID @USTreasury
  • Mobile money impacts food security by helping farmers take out flexible, low-cost loans to grow their farms #2016FIF

Facebook

  • Many rural people have to travel days, weeks, or even months to get to their closest bank. They are forced to take off work, leave their families, and pay for expensive travel just to pick up cash or their salaries. Smart financial services like mobile money help people access their bank account wherever their phone is, saving them time, money and resources. For rural individuals, smart financial services are life-changing. #2016FIF
  • For rural farmers, bank accounts can be transformative. When farmers have access to smart financial services, it means they can take out flexible loans, grow their businesses, and increase their output- creating more food for their communities. Smart financial services helps work towards zero hunger while boosting economic growth. We look forward to discussing steps towards financial inclusion at #2016FIF.

Reaching the Ultra Poor

Twitter

  • Financial Inclusion gives poor families access to affordable financial tools = better, healthier & stable lives: #2016FIF
  • Financial Inclusion Forum addresses the role of #financialinclusion in the lives of the ultra-poor #EndPoverty #2016FIF
  • We’re committed to extending financial services to the very poor & laying the groundwork for wide-scale economic growth #2016FIF

Facebook

  • Globally, 2 billion people lack access to formal financial services. A disproportionate share of these people are poor. Financial inclusion gives poor families access to affordable financial tools that makes financial transactions cheaper, more secure and transparent, and helps them weather severe financial shocks. This is why we care about inclusive financial services for all. #2016FIF
  • What tools work best to address financial literacy and extreme poverty? #2016FIF discusses best practices and challenges ahead #finclusion http://fiforum.us

Humanitarian Assistance

Twitter

  • In #Nepal households with free bank accounts spent 20% more on education. #2016FIF
  • Bank accounts mean #resilience against natural disasters. #2016FIF | @USAID @USTreasury
  • Financial Inclusion helps poor families weather severe financial shocks & lead more resilient lives #2016FIF

Facebook

  • Digital payments can help people in crisis access financial services. With digital payments, a refugee traveling the long distance from a wartorn home to a camp still can access their bank account. Digital payments serve as a bridge between immediate humanitarian response, long-term resilience and economic empowerment. #2016FIF
  • Innovative digital financial services are being created to help people in the throes of a crisis. In natural disasters, digital stipends can help individuals access much needed resources. Digital financial services for refugees can help them rebuild their lives. What are the best examples of digital services for humanitarian assistance? #2016FIF

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