Developing a Public Private Partnership Approach to Increase Financial Inclusion for Modern Slavery Survivors in Mexico

Pescinski, Janina and Vaughn, Leona (2024). Developing a Public Private Partnership Approach to Increase Financial Inclusion for Modern Slavery Survivors in Mexico. United Nations University.

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    Author Pescinski, Janina
    Vaughn, Leona
    Title Developing a Public Private Partnership Approach to Increase Financial Inclusion for Modern Slavery Survivors in Mexico
    Publication Date 2024-03-14
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 16
    Language eng
    Abstract This UNU-CPR Insight Briefing provides an overview of a pilot intervention in Mexico to widen access to basic banking services for modern slavery survivors. Improving the financial inclusion of victims/survivors of modern slavery, as well as others vulnerable to exploitation, is an important aspect of reducing and preventing trafficking and slavery, and as such, can contribute to improving the economic health of a country. It is, moreover, an essential part of protecting survivors and supporting their financial recovery, reintegration, and access to remedy. The Briefing outlines the approach that UNU-CPR’s Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative took to initiate a pilot intervention: establishing a working group of Mexican stakeholders to initiate the pilot’s development; undertaking desk-based research on modern slavery and financial exclusion; and drafting a concept note that summarized key findings on modern slavery and financial inclusion in Mexico. This concept note was shared to mobilize stakeholders across various sectors, including government, international organizations, financial institutions, and NGOs. Implementation of the pilot helped to identify several key insights/recommendations that can inform similar initiatives moving forward. These include: - Building a multistakeholder coalition across the public and private sectors was key – building understanding of survivor needs, informing financial institutions about those needs, and getting government buy-in on regulatory best practices. - Taking a collaborative, staged approach – which helped increase awareness about modern slavery-related challenges and the obstacles survivors faced while also strengthening the commitment of different stakeholders. - Sharing insights across jurisdictions: FAST used its global reach to share critical lessons and best practices.
    Keyword Modern slavery
    Finance
    Trafficking in persons
    Mexico
    Financial access
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2024
    Copyright type Creative commons
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