COVID-19’s wide-ranging health and economic impacts have permeated across the world, and much of the research community has pivoted to respond. At IPA, we have launched a major effort—Research for Effective COVID-19 responses, or RECOVR, to support immediate response efforts and provide evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis in the 22 countries where we work.
On May 27 – 28, 2014, the Microfinance Centre hosted its 17th annual conference titled “The New World of Financial Inclusion: What Role for Microfinance?” The conference addressed the role microfinance plays in the broader movement towards improving access to finance and financial inclusion. Beniamino Savonitto, Associate Director for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a workshop on improving financial capability.
On May 22 – 23, 2014, the OECD, the Capital Markets Board, the Treasury, and Central Bank of Turkey held a conference on global and European trends in financial education. The event focused on new challenges, innovations, and measures of success for financial education in Europe and Turkey. Beniamino Savonitto, Associate Director for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a panel on the role of financial education for empowering migrant workers and their families. More details available on the conference webpage.