IEG LIVE: Making Financial Inclusion Work for the Poor
The World Bank Group has set an ambitious vision for achieving universal financial access by 2020. A recent IEG evaluation looked at the World Bank’s experience in supporting financial inclusion over a seven-year period (FY07-FY13). Despite the WBG’s largely successful efforts, more could be done to extend financial services to the poor. Two billion adults still don’t have bank accounts, while an estimated 200 million micro and medium sized enterprises in developing countries lack access to affordable financial services and credit.
Join our panel of experts as they discuss IEG’s findings and explore how the WBG and other partners are working together to improve financial access for the poor.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015