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Manila, Philippines
February 15, 2018

IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presented Evidence in Financial Literacy at the Joint Chevening Chats and Landbank of the Philippines Q-Chats on Financial Inclusion on February 15, 2018 at the Landbank Plaza, Manila, Philippines. The event was attended by Landbank staff from different departments, Chevening scholars, and representatives from the British Embassy Manila. 
Kigali, Rwanda
January 31, 2018

On 31 January 2018, IPA Rwanda presented at the Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) conference, which brought together around 200 individuals in the economic and financial sectors in Rwanda. The conference was organized by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) in collaboration with EPRN.
Kigali, Rwanda
December 07, 2017

Principal Investigator Doug Randall and Senior Research Associate Emmanuel Hakizimfura for the Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) in Rwanda project shared preliminary results which showed very positive effects of training SACCO members on financial management, saving, budgeting and other aspects
Lima, Peru
November 07, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in collaboration with The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and APESEG, hosted a matchmaking workshop for attendees of the 13th Annual Microinsurance Conference in Lima, Peru.
Washington D.C., United States
November 02, 2017 - November 03, 2017

IPA Director Julie Peachey, who oversees the Poverty Probability Index, a household-level poverty measurement tool used by hundreds of organizations around the world to measure their reach and impact on poor and low-income households, gave a presentation on Feedback-Powered Impact Investing at Feedback Summit 2017.
Online, United States
October 31, 2017

On October 31, J-PAL’s Finance Sector and IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program co-hosted a Twitter chat as part of the Center for Financial Inclusion’s Financial Inclusion Week (#FinclusionWeek).
Evanston, United States
October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), with co-organizer the Buffett Institute’s Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL), hosted its Third Annual Researcher Gathering to bring together researchers in financial inclusion and social protection for a two-day event at Northwestern University. At the meeting, researchers informally discussed research in financial inclusion and household finance in the United States and around the world. Researchers also shared new research on social safety nets, cash transfers, targeting, and livelihood development. EVENT DETAILS
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017

CGAP's Womens Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, in partnership with the "Making Finance Work for Women Summit", organized a panel and discussion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania geared towards financial service providers, exploring solutions that are being tested to address constraints such as lack of trust, self-confidence and limited decision making power, using both social networks and other innovative design features. IPA Tanzania Country Representative
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 09, 2017 - October 13, 2017

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years. The most recent SAM took place from the 9th to the 13th October, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the microfinance issues facing the African continent by bringing together all the professionals of the sector – investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, innovators, governments and others.
Manila, Philippines
September 27, 2017 - September 28, 2017

On September 27-28, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented at the Seamless Philippines 2017 conference in Manila. This annual conference focuses on how innovations are shaping the future of payments, e-commerce, and retail. It draws industry leaders from across the payments ecosystem to discuss, debate, and evaluate alternative payment strategies and technologies.
Bogotá, Colombia
September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Colombia's Banco de la República leads a group of government and private organizations in charge of the national strategy for financial inclusion and financial education programs. With support of the World Bank and the Swiss Embassy, the Banco de la República asked IPA to develop a workshop on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategies for organizations in the financial sector. All of the attendees of the workshop worked for financial institutions and managed financial education programs at those institutions.
Arlington, United States
August 29, 2017

Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion Program, presented along with other leaders in the digital finance field at a webinar sponsered by SEEP. The webinar explored two sides of the debate about how best to close the digital finance gender gap. One side argued that the best way to close the gap is to harness the insights of behavioral economics to design digital finance products that are tailored to women.
Researchers and donors gather for discussion at the Measuring Women's Empowerment Researcher Gathering
Cambridge, United States
May 25, 2017

This one-day gathering brought together a small group of researchers and donors to discuss several current debates and challenges in measuring women’s empowerment and to generate a practical set of recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, and donors can improve the ways we measure empowerment using surveys and non-survey instruments. IPA and J-PAL will summarize these recommendations in a series of blog posts, research resources, and apply best practices to their own work.
Prathap Kasina at WEE SEEP Event
Bangkok, Thailand
May 24, 2017

The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, hosted the 2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Global Learning Forum in Bangkok, Thailand from May 23-25.
Attendees and speakers at the Consumer Protection Research for Policymaking Workshop
Nairobi, Kenya
May 18, 2017

Appropriate consumer protection is becoming ever more central to ensuring the financial wellbeing of the poor. Ensuring that consumers are able to select and use financial products to their best advantage is a key component of financial inclusion. Without a robust consumer protection framework, even the most educated and capable consumer is likely to have difficulty making prudent financial choices. It is vital that policies aiming to protect consumers account for lessons from behavioral economics and be subject to testing before they are nationally scaled.