World Bank "J" Building
701 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Registration for this event is now closed. However, you can watch the event via webcast, available on CGAP.org, beginning at 4 PM EDT.
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In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means for government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. While the two agendas have by no means converged yet, in practice they have often been translated into a single headline objective: to increase the proportion of recipients of government social cash transfers who receive payment directly into a bank account. CGAP's research in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and South Africa has shown that the number of people receiving G2P payments electronically via delivery into their bank accounts is increasing, making these systems more affordable for governments, convenient for recipients and potentially profitable for banks.
Please join us for an event on March 21, when co-authors David Porteous and Sarah Rotman will discuss findings from the recent CGAP Focus Note, Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Four Countries. A reception will follow the event.
Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO, CGAP
Discussion of Findings
David Porteous, Managing Director, Bankable Frontier Associates
Sarah Rotman, Associate Microfinance Analyst, CGAP
Commentary and Analysis
Mansoora Rashid, Sector Manager, Social Protection, Human Development Department, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank
Gaiv Tata, Director, Africa Region & Financial Inclusion Global Practice, Finance & Private Sector Development, The World Bank