Global pandemic meets microfinance: Impact on poor households, and what the industry needs to do now

Friday, April 10, 2020

This webinar brings together expert practitioners and researchers to discuss how we should be thinking about the impact of COVID-19 and pandemic control policies on poor households in developing countries, what policy interventions are plausible and possible, what role does microfinance have to play, and what needs to happen to enable the global microfinance industry to be useful now and six months from now.

Speakers include:
Greta Bull, CEO of CGAP and a director at the World Bank Group
Deborah Burand, Associate Professor of Clinical Law at NYU and the Co-Director of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship
Schan Duff, Vice President of Strategy at Kiva
Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and a founder and Executive Director of the NYU Financial Access Initiative
Stuart Rutherford, independent researcher and writer; founder and Chairman of Bangladeshi financial services co-operative SafeSave, and leader of the Hrishipara Financial Diaries


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