Washington D.C.,United States
October 12, 2014

On 12 October, 2014, Dean Karlan, Academic Lead for the Financial Inclusion Program, served as a panelist for a discussion on technology and financial inclusion at the Future of Finance Seminar at the International Monetary Fund’s 2014 Annual Meetings. Watch a video of the panel discussion on the event website.

Washington D.C.,United States
September 18, 2014

On 18 September 2014, IPA Manager Aaron Dibner-Dunlap presented on a panel titled "How to Get People to Save" at the Assets Learning Conference, hosted by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) in Washington, DC. The panelists discussed evidence-based interventions derived from nudges–incremental changes in behavior–which show promise in promoting savings habits among low-income populations.

Washington D.C.,United States
July 10, 2014

The Multilateral Investment Fund at the Inter-American Development Bank convened a working group to share insights on the role of remittances and savings in helping transnational households manage their finances.

Washington D.C.,United States
June 19, 2014

On June 19th, 2014, the Microcredit Summit Campaign hosted an event to launch its report, Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. The report tracks microcredit inclusion and highlights strategies and value-added services to extend the reach and impact of MFIs. Aaron Dibner-Dunlap, Program Manager for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a panel where he discussed recent evidence on the impact of microcredit and microsavings programs. More details available on the event webpage.

New York,United States
May 29, 2014

On May 29th, 2014, the Microfinance Club of New York hosted an event to discuss how insights from behavioral economics can be used to design microfinance products that better meet the needs of both clients and providers. Aishwarya Ratan, Program Director of the Financial Inclusion Program, moderated the discussion. More details available on the conference webpage.

New York,United States
May 02, 2014

Jessical Kiessel (Chief Program Officer, IPA) and Noor Iqbal (Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global) spoke on a panel titled "Beyond Grant Proposals: How Organizations Can Learn from Monitoring and Evaluation" at the 11th Annual NYU Wagner International Public Service Association Conference on May 2. The panel included representatives from 3ie and monitoring and evaluation specialists from several NGOs.

Cambridge,United States
March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014

On March 29 - 30, 2014, the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government held the 2014 Social Enterprise Conference. The event featured a number of panels, case studies, and workshops to discuss pressing challenges and opportunities in social enterprise. Aishwarya Ratan, director of the Financial inclusion Program, participated in a panel titled Simple Technology, Complex Reality: Opportunities and Challenges in Mobile Solutions for Emerging Markets. More details available on the conference webpage.

,United States
January 29, 2014

We are at an exciting phase in understanding how to bring research results to scale.
During this symposium we will hear researchers and practitioners discuss the challenges and opportunities during the piloting, evaluation and scaling phases of programs. 
A cocktail reception announcing the launch of Evidence Action will follow the symposium. Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.
Washington D.C.,United States
September 26, 2013

On September 26, 2013, DAI, Development Gateway, FHI 360, IREX, and USAID hosted a conference on the impact of mobiles in development. The one-day event featured thought leaders and decision makers in using mobile technologies to increase development impact. Aaron Dibner-Dunlap presented the Messaging Replication Program under the Financial Inclusion Program.

San Francisco Bay Area,United States
September 19, 2013 - September 20, 2013

On September 19 - 20, 2013, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California - Berkeley, hosted an event in the San Francisco Bay Area on mobile banking. The aims of the event were to inject fresh thinking into mobile banking, and to connect firms targeting low-income clients with sector leaders working in established markets. The event also introduced MNOs and banks to academic engineers and economists, to facilitate the development of new technical solutions and delivery strategies.

New Haven,United States
September 17, 2013

On September 17th, 2013, PopTech - with the support of Serve from American Express and Innovations for Poverty Action - brought together a diverse group of financial experts, technologists, behavioral scientists, antipoverty activists, and social innovators to explore new ways to improve the financial lives of unbanked and under-banked Americans. The event took take place at the Maurice R.

Camden,United States
October 20, 2012

IPA President Dean Karlan, and FIP Director Aishwarya Ratan, both made presentations on the Means for Change panel at PopTech 2012

Washington D.C.,United States
May 16, 2012

Financial Inclusion Program Director Aishwarya Ratan was part of a team making a presentation at USAID Microlinkson commitment savings.

Washington D.C.,United States
January 10, 2012

University of California, Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 (map)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cambridge,United States
September 16, 2011

IPA’s SME Initiative held its first Working Group – a full-day event brought together 41 researchers, practitioners and donors to discuss early-stage research and potential new projects pertaining to SME policy and entrepreneurship.  The Working Group provided an opportunity for affiliates of the SME Initiative to share their work, discuss potential areas for collaboration, and network with others active in the SME space.