Webinar, United States
March 30, 2022

Financial service providers and government regulators have a unique opportunity to monitor consumer protection risks like multiple borrowing and late repayment: these institutions have access to rich data on consumers’ financial records. But how can we go from collecting data to actually protecting consumers? 
Webinar, Nigeria
February 23, 2022

How much does it cost to send money in Nigeria? It’s not an easy answer. 
Webinar, United States
December 09, 2021

A new IPA study from Malawi found that allowing workers to defer receiving part of their wages significantly increases savings. Working with a large agricultural employer, researchers Lasse Brune, Jason Kerwin, and Eric Chyn found that deferred wage payments may help address self-control issues that could normally inhibit savings.
Webinar, United States
December 08, 2021

Despite predictions, remittance flows declined only slightly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar, Philippines
November 11, 2021 - November 12, 2021

On November 12, IPA hosted a parallel session at the 59th Philippine Economics Society Conference (virtual) at 8:30-10 AM PHT. This session, titled "Can Digital G2P Payments be the Future of Cash Transfer Programming?" was organized and moderated by IPA Philippines Country Director Nasserena Sampaco-Baddiri and included three presentations: 
Webinar, United States
November 03, 2021

Administrative data such as payment transactions or borrower records are detailed and inexpensive, making it an increasingly popular monitoring tool for regulators and financial institutions. But once you have the data, how do you use it to understand the experiences and challenges of real-life consumers and provide insights into your consumer protection policies? IPA has worked with regulators to put a human face on financial services data across several markets.
Webinar, United States
November 01, 2021

The forces shaping the future of inclusive finances are clear—the starring role of consumer digital data, a revamped definition of banking under embedded finance, the advent of multifaceted regulatory frameworks such as open-banking and data protection—all amidst developing economies that are grappling with climate change, the changing nature of work and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. What is less apparent is how the collision of these forces will reshape the consumer protection priorities and agenda for the inclusive finance community.
Online, United States
October 27, 2021, October 29, 2021

On October 27-29, 2021, Innovations for Poverty Action and the Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL) at Northwestern University hosted the 2021 Annual Researcher Gathering. The three-day event focused on the following themes with multiple concurrent panels and plenary sessions on each day:
Webinar, United States
October 20, 2021

Social media data is emerging as a tool for consumer protection market monitoring in financial services (see IPA’s multi-country analysis of social media data here).
Webinar, Kenya
September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021

From September 28-29, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) hosted the 8th Annual Capacity Building Workshop and Symposium on Competition Law and Policy during the 6th Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Week (ACER VI). Rafe Mazer, Director of Consumer Protection, at IPA moderated a panel discussion on the linkages between competition policy and data protection law.
Webinar, Bangladesh
July 28, 2021

On July 28, 2021, Kathryn Glynn-Broderick, Associate Director of the Financial Inclusion Program, presented on behalf of IPA at the webinar “Government to People (G2P) Payment Digitization: Understanding Beneficiaries’ Experiences.” The webinar aimed to provide insights into how recipients experience current G2P digital payment processes, with a special focus on women and the vulnerable groups in the community as they continue to digitize and evolve the social safety net payment programs.
Webinar, United States
July 08, 2021

On July 8, 2021, Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion Program, presented at a roundtable entitled "Scaling innovative solutions and financing mechanisms for city-wide transformation of slums and informal settlements." The roundtable was part of a Tripartite Conference, facilitated by UN Habitat.
Webinar, Philippines
June 28, 2021

On June 28, IPA Philippines conducted a virtual design workshop with key stakeholders and implementing partners to assess and refine treatment prototypes for the Nimble Experimentation on Digital Financial Inclusion project. This exercise helped ensure that the experiment designs are relevant and feasible to implement under a short-term proof-of-concept project.