On July 3, IPA and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) co-hosted a workshop on digital finance and financial inclusion in Yangon, Myanmar. IPA Founder Dean Karlan kicked off the event with a keynote presentation followed by two panels. In the first panel, Gonzalo González, CEO of DAWN Microfinance, and Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion program, discussed digital finance and financial inclusion in and beyond Myanmar. The second panel featured Russell Toth, Assistant Professor at the University of Sydney; Sharada Ramanathan, Knowledge Manager of the Poverty Probability Index at IPA; and Areum Han, Research Coordinator at IPA Myanmar, discussing research and measurement of digital financial services. The workshop addressed the latest rigorous research on financial inclusion and digital finance, as well as how providers and policymakers can incorporate learning and measurement strategies into their programs.
You can download the event agenda here.