About Us

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)’s Centre for Financial Health is a convenor and knowledge hub which works with partners to improve the financial health of low-and-middle Income (LMI) communities across the globe.

By accelerating collaborative action with global, regional, and local stakeholders, the Centre is driving financial resilience, security, control and freedom as key outcomes. The Centre is also a thought leadership platform to disseminate evidence-based models based on the financial health framework and highlight unique partnership models that support inclusive growth and impact the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Centre is building evidence through on-ground efforts across markets and an outcome-based approach through its Living Labs, Evidence Map, and Financial Health Dashboard. The Centre aims to continue building evidence, research and knowledge through data-driven insights, and be able to influence and advocate financial health to its stakeholders.

This evidence will empower financial institutions, businesses, policymakers and regulators to enable communities to create, manage, and strengthen their financial health and wellbeing.

Our Approach

The Centre for Financial Health is a global convener of financial health. It works in close collaboration with policymakers, regulators, private sector and donors to improve the financial health of citizens through the use of innovative technologies and people centric approach.

Financial health is a comprehensive approach, and this makes it an effective tool to address the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs). Poverty reduction (SDG 1) is a key objective that motivates government and private sector financing for financial inclusion interventions globally.

The Centre mobilises market players to rise up to solve developmental challenges and create sustainable impact using the financial health framework through the key pillars.

Expanding the conversations from inclusion to financial health together and develop/promote the adoption of a meaningful measurement framework.

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Creating an innovation platform to host and test challenges, and find scalable solutions.  These will include activities like income generation and skills development for last-mile customers.

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Facilitating investment through combined options of grants and blended finance, to support financial health solutions.

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Increasing impact and reach through the dissemination of new data and research in the financial health space.

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Jaspreet Singh

Global Lead — Financial Health and Innovation Read More
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Rakhi Sahay

Partnership Specialist Read More
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Ankita Singh

Research and Insights specialist Read More
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Mayank Kumar Jain

Data and Measurement Specialist Read More
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Neha Kumar

Program Specialist Read More