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Digital Credit and Women’s Economic Empowerment Convening 2019

Financial Inclusion Conference   |   Jun 27 2019   09:00 - 17:00

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On Thursday, June 27th, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) will host a research convening on digital credit and women’s economic empowerment at UC Berkeley.

We invite researchers, thought partners, and practitioners to share work that advances our understanding of the relationship between digital credit and women’s economic empowerment in low- and middle-income countries, along with ideas for new collaborative research activities in this space. The convening will help to establish a shared research agenda around two broad sets of questions: 1) in what ways do digital credit products and corresponding lending practices economically empower–and disempower–women; and 2) how can the design of digital credit products and corresponding lending practices be optimized to promote financial inclusion, economic empowerment, and related outcomes for women?

Building on the momentum of our existing DCO portfolio, the convening will highlight exciting new research while strengthening a growing, interdisciplinary community of practice in this space.

This invitation-only event will provide a forum for discussion and brainstorming in response to an open request for proposals to fund pilot projects examining the relationship between digital credit and women’s economic empowerment. Read our recent blog post on this topic and stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming RFP.

If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out the Expression of Interest form (orange button).

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Jun 27 2019
09:00 - 17:00

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Our Financial Services for the Poor (FSP) program supports government and private-sector partners in a shared effort to establish financial services for the world’s poorest to use to build more prosperous and secure lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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