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Source: The World Bank  The world's most successful social movements are started by a small group of like-minded people, says the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.... read more
The OAS, in the framework of the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) is undertaking Participatory Gender Assessments (PGA) at Social Development Ministries, in... read more
April is the month of Financial Inclusion and Public-Private Partnerships at the IASPN. We are planning a major Conference in New York City (April 29-30) that will bring... read more
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Social Security Programs Throughout the World is the product of a cooperative effort between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the International Social Security... read more
  By the Overseas Development Institute Andrew Shepherd, Director and Chiara Mariotti, Research Officer, of ODI's Chronic Poverty Advisory Network launch the Chronic Poverty... read more
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Call for Short Stories
Apr 03, 2014
April is the month of Financial Inclusion and Public-Private Partnerships at the IASPN. We are planning a major Conference in New York City (April 29-30) that will bring...
Taking back control over their lives - the success stories of 3...
Apr 16, 2014
The financial inclusion stories presented this week were contributed by the Cities for Financial Inclusion (CFE) Fund in the framework of the call for short stories on local...
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment -...
Apr 16, 2014
The Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is the first local government initiative in the country with the specific mission to educate, empower...
Virtual VITA: Expanding Free Tax Preparation/Program Insights
Apr 16, 2014
Virtual VITA: Expanding Free Tax Preparation/Program Insights details New York City’s experience integrating Virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at two New York...
Immigrant Financial Services Study Research Brief
Apr 16, 2014
This Study is one of NYC’s first field research initiatives to look specifically at the financial needs and practices of recent immigrants in three communities: Chinese,...
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment -...
Apr 16, 2014
Covering the years 2010 through 2013, OFE’s progress report details our work—both locally and nationally through replication efforts—developing, implementing, testing, and...
Graduating out of Ultra-Poverty: Evaluations of a Holistic Social Safety...
Apr 16, 2014
Can an intensive package of support lift people out of extreme poverty to a more stable state? The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and the Ford Foundation have...
Bolsa Família Program: a decade of social inclusion in Brazil
Apr 16, 2014
This publication presents summaries of the 29 chapters of the book “Bolsa Família Program: a decade of inclusion and citizenship” (“Programa Bolsa Família: uma década de...
Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?
Apr 15, 2014
Discussions around the post-2015 development goals and the proposed ‘leave no-one behind’ principle have revived global interest in inequality and the role of social...
Savers Deserve More Attention and Protection
Apr 14, 2014
Source: CGAP Only 23 % of adults who live on less than $2 per day have an account in a formal financial institution (Findex 2011), making financial inclusion for the poor a...
Cashing in: why mobile banking is good for people and profit
Apr 14, 2014
Source: The Guardian Using digital finance to tackle development problems can improves lives, and offer innovative companies handsome rewards   Whether it is lack of access...
Smart Design for Policy and Practice: Consider Bandwidth – Insights from...
Apr 11, 2014
Source: Harvard Kennedy School and Center for Financial Inclusion “Know your client” is a popular phrase in conversations about financial inclusion and business in general....
Avoiding Loan Sharks, Women in Indonesia Access Micro-Loans and Business...
Apr 11, 2014
Source: Five Talents We often take our access to ATMs, neighborhood banks and credit cards for granted. For a majority of the world's poor, however, convenient, low-cost...
Digest April 11, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
April is Financial Inclusion Month! The IASPN has developed a set of online activities and products with the objective of involving the social protection community in...
Picture taken from CGAP Do Agents Improve Financial Inclusion? Evidence from Brazil
Apr 10, 2014
Source: CGAP Agent banking is an innovative delivery model that has brought trained financial services providers and access points within closer reach for millions of people...

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