Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is partnering with the Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) to host a policy conference on Achieving Better Banking in Malawi. The conference will bring together practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to discuss the current landscape of empirical evidence on financial inclusion in Africa and its implications for policy in Malawi.
The Global Financial Inclusion initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action seeks to identify and innovate on products and programs that enhance poor households' use of improved financial services. For an overview of the work of the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative, do take a look at our Initiative Booklet (available here). The initiative manages two research funds seeking to rigorously test, evaluate, and replicate interventions that improve financial products, delivery channels, management tools, and behaviors, with the goal of measurably impacting the ability of low and middle-income households to manage and grow their financial portfolios and improve their welfare.
Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered in collaboration with Yale University, the Savings and Payments Research Fund fosters rigorous research on the development potential of microsavings products and payment channels.