Financial Services for the Poor: Lessons and Implications of the Latest Research on Credit

Date: February 27th 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET (14:00 -– 17:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

Zakir Hossain Chowdhury, Bangladesh/2013 CGAP Photo Contest

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Join CGAP, IPA, J-PAL, and The World Bank on February 27 for a day-long event that will present the latest evidence on the impact of microcredit, discuss implications of the results for policy and practice, and identify directions for future innovation and research.

The event will begin with a discussion of findings from six randomized evaluations, conducted in six different countries, followed by panel discussions with investors, donors, and service providers addressing the implications of these results for the industry. Panelists will also explore promising innovations in product design and delivery channels that could expand the reach of financial services for the poor and improve their impact.

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Follow the event via hashtags #wblive & #microcredit2015


Professor of Economics, University College London
Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT & Founder and Director, J-PAL
Professor of Economics, Yale University
Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics, Yale University
Chief Microfinance Specialist, IFC
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Chief Correspondent, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Lead Economist, Development Research Group
Senior Adviser, CGAP
Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank
Senior Lecturer and Director of International Students, Victoria University of Wellington
CEO and Managing Director, Equity Bank