Chiranjibi Nepal: Expanding financial access to rural people in Nepal

Closing remarks by Dr Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor of the Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bank), at the UNNATI-Access to Finance (A2F) Partnerships Launch Ceremony with BFIs, Kathmandu, 8 May 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
17 August 2017

Ms. Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Ingrid Dahl-Madsen, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Denmark, Mr. Vincent Weirda, Regional Technical Advisor, UNCDF, Mr. Shiba Raj Shrestha, Deputy Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Officials from Government of Nepal and Other Agencies, Officials from Nepal Rastra Bank CEOs and Representatives from banks and financial institutions, Friends from the Media, Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen

It gives me immense pleasure to be here at this Challenge Fund Partnership Launch Ceremony of UNNATI-Access to Finance program with different BFIs. Allow me, at the outset, to extend my sincere appreciation to the Embassy of Denmark and UNCDF for supporting the Government of Nepal by launching this Project that aims at expanding financial access to the rural people and help raise their living standards and ultimately reduce the poverty level in the country.