World Bank – CEGA Workshop: Advancing the Research Agenda for Financial Inclusion

This 1.5 day workshop will serve as a forum for World Bank staff and researchers from CEGA to assess what we already know about the drivers and impacts of financial inclusion, while identifying critical gaps in knowledge and shared research priorities moving forward.

The first day of the workshop will include four panels centered on the following thematic areas consistent with the Financial Access Initiative framework: payments, savings, credit and insurance.

During each panel, external and World Bank researchers will present relevant work and highlight outstanding research questions. Bank operations staff will share current (and planned) projects in each area, noting areas of overlap and pointing out remaining gaps in knowledge.

A second, half day session for select CEGA and Bank leadership will provide an opportunity to design a shared research agenda, identify promising opportunities for collaboration, and agree on immediate next steps.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016