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Pakistan Microfinance Network and Jesse Fripp, Vice President of Shorebank International reflect on savings in Pakistan via video streaming. Over the past few years, PMN and SBI have teamed up to investigate small savings mobilization resulting in several important studies, “Mobilizing Savings from the Urban Poor in Pakistan” (2008), “Country-level Savings Assessment” (2008) and “Significance of Small Deposits for Microfinance Providers” (2010). Today Pakistan is considered one of the most dynamic savings environments for poor reporting growth in deposit mobilization. As of the last quarter of 2012, the total value of deposits increased by 24% to reach PKR 25 billion. Regulation, technology, and strong advocacy and industry coordination have played a major role. Aban and Jesse reflected on recent experience and shared insights into the essential factors for successful deposit mobilization, talking to one another and answering questions from the audience. Please submit your questions in advance. You can submit your questions now on the blog, via our Facebook page, or on Twitter.
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