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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    July 1
    2020

    Outcome Management of Health Equity Program Before and After COVID-19

    “All About Outcomes,” a new webinar series to generate dialogue between the leaders and change-makers from the respective fields. Together we intend to learn about challenges, solutions, and risks of each Sustainable Development Goals theme area.

    This program is a Live Webinar & Q&A that is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device.

    The Mary Black Foundation believes that health and wellness are basic human rights. The Foundation uses its resources- grants and impact investments, advocacy, capacity building, technical assistance, convening, and strategic alliances- to advance health equity.

    Achieving health equity is a data-driven, reflective, and ongoing process that requires integrity, transparency, and accountability to understand the structures and systems that produce inequities. They use this knowledge and data to invest in people and communities for improved health, wellness, and success in Spartanburg County.

    Time: 9:00 am PDT / 12 pm EDT

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    July 1
    2020

    M-Payments, Financial Inclusion and Full Market Coverage

    To participate, please send an email to: ae-secr@ese.eur.nl

    Mobile payments (m-payments) increase the accessibility of large segments of society to financial services while before the traditional banking system excluded these for lack of proof of identity and because of unsafe environments. This constitutes a key driver of new growth strategies of the developing world. Smartphones are essential to perform m-payments. In that regard, recent criticism from different sides has expressed the view that manufacturers’ strategies generate partial market coverage whereby the purchase of a phone and financial inclusion also remain out of reach for the group of poor consumers. Our aim in this paper is to examine the theoretical premises of this conjecture in a small open economy and uncover the conditions under which full market coverage is efficient and desirable. We analyze subgame perfect equilibria of a vertical duopoly model characterized by consumers’ taste for quality, product differentiation and network externalities. The government uses taxes and/or subsidies to modify the market equilibrium. Given this, the following issues are considered: (a) What is the impact of different standards of payment security on the equilibrium number of low- and high-quality users? (b) What are the aggregate welfare gains of complete financial inclusion? (c) What happens if phone makers are foreign?

    Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT / 14:00 – 15:00 EUR

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    July 1
    2020

    Recovery, Re-Employment, and Re-Imagining Work

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a range of challenges to workers in America. Essential workers have been left without basic protections while others struggle with care responsibilities working from home. Unprecedented millions have become unemployed while others face long hours providing needed services. This webinar was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a joint collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. This digital event is the tenth in a series that will explore why addressing key household financial challenges is needed to make an equitable economic recovery. To view all of the events in our series, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/events/conversations-in-financial-security.

    Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 EDT

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