Dutch Queen Maxima, who is also the UN Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, has praised the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) work on financial inclusion.
"(The RBI has) one of the most comprehensive and forward looking visions on financial inclusion around the globe," the UN special envoy told reporters in Mumbai after meeting the RBI's top brass, including Governor Raghuram Rajan.
"The RBI has been doing an incredible work during the last five to 10 years on it," she said.
Maxima said that there is a lot to learn from the Indian experience on financial inclusion.
"What is extremely important is to take India's example around the world. I think there is a lot to be learnt from the Indian experience," she said.
She said India has been learning from its peers in the developing world which carried out similar programmes. She also said that India could learn from the Brazilian experience.
Answering a specific question about the approach to financial institution and if it ought to be made mandatory or voluntary for institutions, she said that viability of the model is the most important aspect.