March 14, 2012
Financial inclusion - ensuring that the poor have access to financial services that are relevant for their lives - has great potential to alleviate poverty, stimulate economic growth and increase the welfare of the poor. In Ghana and other African countries, a wide group of stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, and financial institutions, is investing considerable resources towards bringing savings and other formal financial services to the poor.
January 19, 2012 - January 21, 2012
On January 19-21, 2012, Innovations for Poverty Action and Strathmore University hosted a three day workshop for approximately 20 African researchers on experimental research design in savings and payments. Participants traveled from 9 countries across Africa to participate in the Nairobi event, which was the first of a series of workshops to be conducted by IPA over the coming three years as part of the Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Financial Inclusion Program.
New York, United States
May 22, 2011
Financial Inclusion Program Director Aishwarya Ratan was on a microsavings panel at the Microfinance Club of New York.
New York City, United States
January 20, 2011
This event, the Microfinance Impact and Innovation Conference, was created as a unique forum for both communication of accumulated knowledge as well as the generation of innovations in both microfinance product design and research. See here for papers and presentations.
Washington D.C., United States
April 21, 2010
The USAID Microenterprise Development office presents MICROFINANCE LEARNING AND INNOVATIONS After Hours Seminar Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics at Yale University and president of Innovations for Poverty Action, will speak on the topic of "Microfinance: Learning what works, what doesn't, and why".
January 07, 2010
The Third Annual Microfinance Conference hosted by the Centre for Microfinance
Washington D.C., United States
May 18, 2009
IPA Research Affiliates Jonathan Zinman and Sendhil Mullainathan present at the Rand Behavioral Finance 2009 Conference (see here for videos).
2008 Microfinance Conference - Innovations for Poverty Action, Financial Access Initiative, and Yale University
, United States
November 14, 2008
Innovations for Poverty Action, Financial Access Initiative, and Yale University will hold a conference that brings together leading researchers to present latest findings from field research focused on financial access. The conference will include panels on Credit Product Design, Microfinance and Entrepreneurship, Returns to Capital, Financial Literacy, Credit Impact, Savings, and Risk Mitigation. Conference Agenda and Panel Summaries
Chiacgo, United States
October 09, 2008
Dean Karlan will be the Featured Speaker at the Opportunity International Annual Board of Governors. Opportunity International governors from around the country meet annually learn more about Opportunity International's work, meet with staff leadership and directors, share ideas and meet other governors who are passionate about helping to lift poor entrepreneurs out of poverty through microfinance.
Mexico City, Mexico
The Bank of Mexico will hold a conference on Evaluation Methods, where Anna York and Tania Alfonso from Innovations for Poverty Action, Peru will present on randomized control trial evaluation methodology and types and examples of impact studies. They will specifically discuss IPA's Business Education study from Peru.