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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Latin American Savings Groups Forum | Convocatoria Expositores Foro Grupos de Ahorro

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Bogota, Colombia
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Dec 6, 2013 (Fri),


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 The Latin American Savings Groups Forum will be held on December 4, 5, and 6, in Bogotá, Colombia, taking advantage of the developments put forth by IED-VITAL with regards to the formation of groups, and the leadership of the Banca de las Oportunidades, which has promoted, pushed and financed the implementation of the methodology in Colombia. The Forum counts with financial support from the Ford Foundation and technical support from Catholic Relief Services (CRS). It will be composed of 2.5 days of academic dialogue and activities and a "Learning Path" visit to some of the best savings groups in Bogotá and its surrounding areas. 

 The forum will feature a variety of speakers, including experts on Savings Groups, economic and social sustainability, responsible financial inclusion, and equitable development. The speakers come from a range of backgrounds and countries to share their experiences and perspectives on savings groups as a means to improve the quality of life for the poor. Presentations include:

  • Savings, Poverty and Development: The Contribucion of Savings Groups
  • Methodology, Results, and Sustainability for Savings Groups
  • Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Savings Groups
  • The Management of Information and Technology and the Monitoring and Evaluation of Impact
  • Savings Groups as a Platform to Improve Quality of Life
  • To "Bankify" or Not: Where Should Savings Groups Go
Click to see the official agenda (in Spanish).
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