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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    November 2

    Achieving Malaria Elimination:The Role of Country-Specific Economic Evidence

    As gains in malaria control continue to be made, more and more malaria-endemic countries are pursuing elimination. Yet, donor funding for malaria continues to decrease. Achieving elimination will, therefore, require greater investment in intervention packages that are proven to not only have the highest impact but are also the most cost-effective.

    Join us on Thursday, November 2nd for an interactive discussion on how cost-effectiveness is viewed in the context of elimination and how it differs from that of a control setting.

    Building on findings from recent study in Senegal, which looked at the cost-effectiveness of malaria prevention and treatment packages targeted towards both control and elimination settings in the country, panelists will discuss the application of cost-benefit analyses in elimination setting. Panelists will go on to discuss the programmatic and policy-related implications of the results of such analyses and will address the additional economic evidence that is needed to guide country-level decision-making on elimination efforts.

  • Online - 1 Day
    November 2

    Webinar: A Fintech Approach to Financial Inclusion

    We are pleased to announce that BFA will be hosting a Financial Inclusion Week event, which will be part of a week of global conversation exploring the most important steps to achieving full financial inclusion.  Partners from around the world are holding conversations to explore this year’s theme New Products, New Partnerships, New Potential.

    BFA will host a webinar focused on the benefits, challenges and insights of fintech approaches to financial inclusion as part of Financial Inclusion Week. The webinar will highlight key findings from three of BFA’s global programs: Catalyst Fund, FIBR and OPTIX.



    Thursday, November 2nd, 2017



    9:00 am to 10:30 am EST



    Maelis Carraro – Catalyst Fund Program Manager and Associate at BFA

    Abigail Steinberg – FIBR Program Manager and Senior Associate at BFA

    Sushmita Meka – FIBR Learning Manager and Associate at BFA

    Ashirul Amin – OPTIX  and Senior Associate at BFA




    Catalyst Fund accelerates innovative and global early-stage fintech startups by providing flexible capital and tailored advisory engagements. Our intervention is designed to help the companies get to scale and access follow-on funding by partnering with impact and tech investors. Catalyst Fund also seeks to build the knowledge base to catalyze innovation and growth of the inclusive fintech ecosystem.

    FIBR (Financial Inclusion on Business Runways) identifies and brings together fintechs, banks and other service providers to offer new financial services to low-income customers, through community-based channels such as agents, shops and employers.

    OPTIX (Optimizing Performance Through Improved Cross(X)-Sell) works directly with four financial institutions to develop strategic and tactical thinking to optimize cross-selling strategies, such that customers actively use multiple products that are relevant to them and become dedicated, life-long customers of the institution.

    Financial Inclusion Week will be held from October 30 – November 3, 2017. Overall coordination is led by the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI), an action-oriented think tank working toward full global financial inclusion and based in Washington, DC. Financial Inclusion Week aims to build momentum around addressing the most significant gaps in financial inclusion through a week of global conversation.


    We encourage you to follow this week’s events on twitter and to tweet about your experience participating today.  The Hashtag is #FinclusionWeek.


    Webinar, Webinar
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