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.
Moscow, Russia
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.
Bogota, Colombia
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.
Manila, Philippines
October 09, 2013 - October 11, 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.
Washington D.C., United States
September 26, 2013
On September 19 - 20, 2013, Child & Youth Finance International held its 2013 Africa Regional Meeting in Livingstone, Zambia. The regional meeting brought together leading experts, practitioners and innovators from within the region who are engaged in the issues of financial access and financial education for children and youth. IPA's Elana Safran led a workshop presenting results on IPA's research on Youth Savings.
Livingstone, Zambia
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.
San Francisco Bay Area, United States
September 19, 2013 - September 20, 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.
New Haven, United States
September 17, 2013
On September 10-12, 2013, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), in cooperation with the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), hosted the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was attended by over 400 policymakers and practitioners, and brought together bank regulators from various countries to discuss a common set of commitments towards achieving financial inclusion.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 10, 2013 - September 12, 2013
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Banking Center at Tilburg University, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research and Review of Finance hosted a two-day conference in London to discuss the state of banking in emerging markets. Taking place on 5-6 September, 2013, the conference brought together leading researchers to discuss recent developments in empirical banking research.
London, United Kingdom
September 05, 2013 - September 06, 2013
On June 24 - 25, 2013, the Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action, hosted a conference around evidence on innovations in savings and payments research in Kampala, Uganda. 
Kampala, Uganda
June 20, 2013 - June 25, 2013
As access to increasingly sophisticated financial services expands, the gap between access and the financial capability of individuals - the ability to take healthy financial decisions - widens. Bridging this gap requires improving knowledge and information around financial services and improving the tools used for decision making.
Lima, Peru
May 28, 2013 - June 01, 2013