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 29, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014 - May 28, 2014
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.
May 22, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Nathanael Goldberg (Senior Policy Director, IPA) presented the findings from evaluations of IPA's Targeting the Ultra Poor projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and Peru at the Graduation and Social Protection Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on May 8. The Institute of Development Studies and the Government of Rwanda hosted the conference.
May 08, 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.
New York, United States
May 02, 2014
Annie Duflo (Executive Director, IPA) presented on IPA's Graduation of the Ultra Poor studies at the Asian Development Bank in Manila on May 2. The seminar's attendees included staff and officers from the ADB, government agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and NGOs.
May 02, 2014
The senior-level Evidence-to-Policy workshop was organized by the World Bank, in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).
April 27, 2014 - April 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.
Cambridge, United States
March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014
On March 27, 2014, the Centre for Economic and Financial Research and the Citi Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, held a conference on youth financial literacy and education. The conference brought together international and Russian experts, practitioners, teachers, and academics to share experiences and expertise on financial literacy initiatives.
March 27, 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.
, United States
January 29, 2014
IPA Burkina Faso hosted an impact workshop titled “Girls’ Schooling in Burkina Faso: Effects of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers.” Richard Akresh (Illinois University) presented the results of a 2010 survey in southern Burkina Faso. The audience of the seminar included NGO workers and students, among others.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
January 23, 2014
In collaboration with Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL), the SME Initiative held its fourth Working Group in London, UK on December 13, 2013. The full day event brought together SME and PEDL affiliates to share innovative research designs, preliminary results, and new research papers. Presenters included:
London, United Kingdom
December 13, 2013
On October 15-18, 2013, the Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN) held its 2013 Annual Conference and General Meeting in Addis Ababa. AFMIN is an association of microfinance networks in Africa resulting from an initiative led by African microfinance practitioners to create and/or strengthen country-level microfinance networks for the purpose of establishing shared performance standards, institutional capacity and policy change.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 15, 2013 - October 18, 2013
Asobancaria (the banking association of Colombia), in collaboration with FELABAN (the Latin American Federation of Banks), hosted the 4th Regional Conference on Financial Education in Bogota, Colombia on October 10-11, 2013. The event brought together around 200 practitioners and policymakers interested in advancing good practices for consumer protection and financial education. Dylan Ramshaw represented IPA at the event.
October 10, 2013 - October 11, 2013
The Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc., together with the sponsorship of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, hosted a Microcredit Summit in Manila on October 9-11, 2013 focused on the theme Partnerships against Poverty: Government, Business, Finance and Civil Society.
October 09, 2013 - October 11, 2013