Towards an Inclusive, SDG-Aligned Governance of Global FinTech Platforms (BigFintechs)

Towards an Inclusive, SDG-Aligned Governance of Global FinTech Platforms (BigFintechs)

June 16, 2021

During its investigations, the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs recognized that digitalization is not only reshaping the world of finance; it is also driving the emergence of a new generation of global, dominant digital finance platforms (BigFintechs) with increasing cross-border spillover effects on many areas of sustainable development across the world, particularly in developing economies. 

The Dialogue on Global Digital Finance Governance, hosted by UNDP and UNCDF, was established to explore this topic with an aim to catalyze governance innovations that take greater account of the SDG impacts of BigFintechs and are more inclusive of the voices of developing nations. To this end, the Dialogue has produced the following series of Technical Papers that bring new, complementary perspectives on the nexus of BigFintechs, sustainable development and governance.

  • Summary Paper: BigFintechs and Sustainability: A Necessary Convergence
  • Technical Paper 1.1: BigFintechs and their impacts on sustainable development
  • Technical Paper 1.1: Annexes 1-6 
  • Technical Paper 1.1B: BigFintechs and their impacts on macroeconomic policies
  • Technical Paper 1.2: Digital currencies and CBDC impacts on Least Developed Countries
  • Technical Paper 2.1: BigFintechs and the UN SDGs: the role of corporate governance innovations 
  • Technical Paper 3.1: Policymakers, BigFintechs and the United Nations SDGs
  • Technical Paper 3.2: BigFintechs and international governance, policymaking and the UN SDGs: the SDGs in the international governance of finance
  • Technical Paper 3.3: A principles-based approach to the governance of BigFintech (to be published soon)

The papers can be downloaded by clicking the download button on the left.