Low-income households need effective financial tools to help manage and grow their money. Yet many of the financial services they can access are costly, unsafe, or not well-suited to their needs. To support financial inclusion efforts around the world, IPA partners with service providers, governments, and researchers to design and rigorously test financial services and programs encouraging healthy financial behavior among the poor.  MORE »

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) invites qualified offerors to submit proposals to (i) adapt an existing presential curriculum for a Human-Centered Design (HCD) training targeting financial service providers for online delivery, and (ii) virtually co-deliver four Online Human-Centered Design (HCD) Workshops for financial service providers in Lesotho and Indonesia, in partnership with IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program. The primary objective of these workshops will be to teach the basic concepts of human-centered design and apply these concepts to the creation of new credit products for women-owned small and medium enterprises.

Financial Capability

Developing and testing products and programs to improve financial capability

Financial Services for the Poor Initiative

Improving the design and delivery of digital financial services for the poor

US Finance

Developing and testing financial products for low-income American households