September 19, 2013 - September 20, 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.
New Haven, United States
September 17, 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. The event took take place at the Maurice R.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 10, 2013 - September 12, 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.
London, United Kingdom
September 05, 2013 - September 06, 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.
June 20, 2013 - June 25, 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.
Workshop on Randomized Evaluations to Improve Financial Capability Citi-FT Financial Education Summit
December 07, 2012
On December 7th, 2012, a select number of practitioners attending the ninth annual Citi-FT Financial Education Summit (5-6 December 2012 in Manila) participated in a workshop on randomized evaluations to improve financial capability. The workshop was organized by the IPA Philippines office and the Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund, supported by the Citi Foundation. During the workshop, participants engaged in hands-on, group-based case studies to:
December 05, 2012 - December 06, 2012
Dean Karlan represented IPA and the Financial Inclusion Program at the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit.
Conference on Financial Education: Progress of Global Policies and Practices and Latin American Experiences
October 31, 2012 - November 01, 2012
Dylan Ramshaw presented the project Moving Beyond Conditional Cash Transfers in the Dominican Republic at the 10th Conference on Financial Education.
Camden, United States
October 20, 2012
IPA President Dean Karlan, and FIP Director Aishwarya Ratan, both made presentations on the Means for Change panel at PopTech 2012.
St. Michael, Barbados
September 30, 2012
Pre-conference session at the XV Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise (Foromic 2012).
, Sri Lanka
September 10, 2012 - September 12, 2012
The Savings and Payments Research Fund (SPRF), and the Institute for Policy Studies of Sri Lanka hosted a four-day training to help researchers learn more about experimental design for savings and payments research.
August 30, 2012 - September 01, 2012
The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (map)
Washington D.C., United States
May 16, 2012
Financial Inclusion Program Director Aishwarya Ratan was part of a team making a presentation at USAID Microlinkson commitment savings.
Washington D.C., United States
April 17, 2012
Financial Inclusion Program Director Aishwarya Ratan presented findings from the Aflatoun study conducted by Jim Berry, Dean Karlan, and Menno Pradhan in Ghana.
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.