On October 15-18, 2013, the Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN) held its 2013 Annual Conference and General Meeting in Addis Ababa. AFMIN is an association of microfinance networks in Africa resulting from an initiative led by African microfinance practitioners to create and/or strengthen country-level microfinance networks for the purpose of establishing shared performance standards, institutional capacity and policy change.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 15, 2013 - October 18, 2013
Asobancaria (the banking association of Colombia), in collaboration with FELABAN (the Latin American Federation of Banks), hosted the 4th Regional Conference on Financial Education in Bogota, Colombia on October 10-11, 2013. The event brought together around 200 practitioners and policymakers interested in advancing good practices for consumer protection and financial education. Dylan Ramshaw represented IPA at the event.
October 10, 2013 - October 11, 2013
The Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc., together with the sponsorship of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, hosted a Microcredit Summit in Manila on October 9-11, 2013 focused on the theme Partnerships against Poverty: Government, Business, Finance and Civil Society.
October 09, 2013 - October 11, 2013
On September 26, 2013, DAI, Development Gateway, FHI 360, IREX, and USAID hosted a conference on the impact of mobiles in development. The one-day event featured thought leaders and decision makers in using mobile technologies to increase development impact. Aaron Dibner-Dunlap presented the Messaging Replication Program under the Financial Inclusion Program.
Washington D.C., United States
September 26, 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.
September 19, 2013 - September 20, 2013
On September 19 - 20, 2013, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California - Berkeley, hosted an event in the San Francisco Bay Area on mobile banking. The aims of the event were to inject fresh thinking into mobile banking, and to connect firms targeting low-income clients with sector leaders working in established markets.
San Francisco Bay Area, United States
September 19, 2013 - September 20, 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.
New Haven, United States
September 17, 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.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 10, 2013 - September 12, 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.
London, United Kingdom
September 05, 2013 - September 06, 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.
June 20, 2013 - June 25, 2013
As access to increasingly sophisticated financial services expands, the gap between access and the financial capability of individuals - the ability to take healthy financial decisions - widens. Bridging this gap requires improving knowledge and information around financial services and improving the tools used for decision making.
May 28, 2013 - June 01, 2013
SME Initiative hosted its third Working Group Meeting on May 11, 2013 at Columbia University in New York, NY. The intent of the meeting was to bring together our affiliate network of researchers and practitioners to discuss and provide feedback on new and upcoming research on SME growth and entrepreneurship.
New York, United States
May 11, 2013
March 20, 2013
Workshop on Randomized Evaluations to Improve Financial Capability Citi-FT Financial Education Summit
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.
December 07, 2012
Dean Karlan represented IPA and the Financial Inclusion Program at the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit.
December 05, 2012 - December 06, 2012