The Financial Inclusion Challenge: Holistic Solutions for Scale and Impact - Webcast and Liveblog
DATE: Tuesday, February 19 -Wednesday February 20, 2013
TIME: Opening Remarks Begin Feb 19 at 9 am ET
(14:00 GMT or convert time)
Policy-makers and experts – including world-renowned visual analytics expert Dr. Hans Rosling, co-founder of Gapminder Foundation—discussed the best ways to achieve financial inclusion in developing countries. IFC’s two-day FinNet 2013 event convened government delegates, private and public sector representatives, researchers, and World Bank Group staff. Speakers and panelists discussed emerging trends and issues affecting the availability and affordability of financial services around the world. See the detailed agenda of webcasts below and visit the FinNet 2013 website for more details.
The Event has concluded. Watch the archive of all the sessions below.
View the Live Blog from Day 1 Below
View the Live Blog from Day 2 Below
Note: All times are Washington, DC, times.
Day 1, February 19, 2013 (Preston Auditorium)
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:15 AM
Keynote Presentation – Hans Rosling
Debunking Common Myths in Measuring Development
Dr. Hans Rosling offers evidence-based, demystifying insights about the state of world development using a unique tool to analyze past and current development data.
10:45 – 12:00 PM
The Gaps in Financial Inclusion: Progress, Results, New Directions
This session covers how the World Bank Group measures financial inclusion, including which measures and results are a cause for optimism, and which demand new directions and more scalable solutions.
5:15 – 6:15 PM
Behavioral Economics: New Perspectives for Financial Inclusion
Leading thinkers in behavioral economics offer insights into the essential psychological traits and attributes of a successful entrepreneur.
Day 2, February 20, 2013 (Preston Auditorium)
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Questioning Business as Usual to Achieve Greater Financial Inclusion
This session convenes a diverse set of leaders of private sector institutions to showcase the innovative ways their businesses operate in order to achieve impact and scale in this evolving space.
2:30 – 3:15 PM
Job Creation: A Pathway Out of Poverty
IFC presents the key findings of a new study on job creation by the private sector and takes questions from the audience.
3:15 – 4:30 PM
Creating Climate-smart Business Opportunities for a Green Economy in Emerging Markets
This session discusses how development institutions, working with local financial institutions, can unlock the untapped potential of climate-smart investments in emerging markets by increasing sustainable investment opportunities.