Accelerating Inclusive Growth through Technology and Collaboration, 2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion is a policy initiative under the APEC Finance Ministers’ Process that has been entrusted to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and managed by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC). The Forum provides an important opportunity for stakeholders to review current trends, recent achievements, ongoing challenges and opportunities relative 

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Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum

The BWTP Network will convene the inaugural Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 11-14 July 2016. This new Forum will explore and discuss the differences, similarities and opportunities for achieving financial inclusion within this unique region. The Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum is an initiative of BWTP and organized by 

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Financial Services for the Poor: A strategy for the Australian aid program 2010-2015

The Australian Government’s overseas aid program, AusAID, has recently published its ‘Financial Services for the Poor: A strategy for the Australian aid program 200 -2015’. The strategy is aimed at increasing access to financial services by the poor in developing countries, particularly to those people who are previously excluded or underserved in Asia Pacific. The 

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FDC Briefing Note: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Microfinance

Summary: The current global financial crisis has led to a significant decrease in international capital available to the microfinance sector. This decrease in capital inflow is adversely affecting the microfinance sector’s ability to achieve existing revenue and expansion targets. But microfinance may be less adversely affected by increases in global capital illiquidity than many other 

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Capacity Building for Partnerships in Microfinance Workshop

The BWTP network and the Foundation for Development Cooperation with support from our local partner Credit Development Forum are organising a symposium and workshop on linkages and partnerships in microfinance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop is sponsored by the Citi Foundation. The event will be held from the 24 to 26 February at BRAC Centre 

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