WRI India Ross Center presents its 5th annual conference, Connect Karo 2017 on 5-7 April 2017 in New Delhi. Over three days, this conclave will bring together thought leaders and policy makers committed to designing a more equal city. During the event, presenters from various fields, such as urban design, urban planning, transport, energy, water and climate research, will be invited to share their insights and current research findings. The event aims to serve as a platform for ideation and collaboration on various aspects of Indian urbanization, drawing from global best practices.
Connect Karo is part of a global series of events focused on sustainable urban development hosted by the global network of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
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Savings Groups provide basic financial services that meet most of the needs of most of their members. But the community-based model has some inherent limitations, and the financial service needs of SGs – and their members – evolve as groups mature.
The webinar will examine the demand for formal financial services by SGs and their members, including an estimate of the market size, the financial behaviour of SG members, the unmet needs for financial services by SGs and their members, the market opportunity for financial service providers, and the implications for the design of products and services for this market segment.
Moderator: David Panetta, The SEEP Network
Webinar will run from 9AM – 10:30AM
In 2017, SEEP – in partnership with Itad and the MasterCard Foundation Savings Learning Partnership – will host a webinar series to examine the market for commercial relationships between Savings Groups and FPS. The series will explore the potential market size, the factors of demand and supply that characterize the relationships between SGs and FSPs, and emerging evidence of impact.
WEBINAR SERIES: The Market for Commercial Relationships between Savings Groups and Financial Service Providers