October 12, 2022 - October 14, 2022
Evanston, Illinois, United States

On October 12-14, 2022, Innovations for Poverty Action and the Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL) at Northwestern University hosted the 2022 Annual Researcher Gathering. This was an invitation-only event. The three-day event focused on the following themes with panels and plenary sessions on each day:

Consumer Protection Research Forum: Researchers presented and discuss early-stage, in-progress research and working papers addressing key consumer protection risks in financial services: fraud; redress and complaints handling; transparency; consumer choice; and overindebtedness. 

Methods and Measurement Conference: The Methods and Measurement Conference is organized by the IPA-Northwestern Research Methods Initiative to provide a platform to discuss recent advances in measurement, under the Initiative’s three strands: Research Design and Analysis, Fieldwork Implementation and Data Collection, and Questionnaire Design and Measurement. 

Financial Inclusion and Social Protection Gathering: Researchers presented and discuss early results and recent working papers on financial inclusion and social inclusion research, including new work on digital credit, wages and household finance, digital finance adoption, and more.