> Posted by Anita Gardeva
Although many of the world’s financially excluded are people with disabilities, this same population segment is underrepresented in the clientele of microfinance institutions around the world.
For this reason, this week, the Center together with the World Bank Disabilities and Development Team will be holding a roundtable on expanding financial services to people with disabilities. “A New Financial Access Frontier: People with Disabilities” will facilitate discussion around the business case, the challenges and opportunities, and successful case studies regarding expanding financial access to people with disabilities. The purpose of the roundtable is to generate an action plan to make microfinance institutions more disability inclusive. To learn more, read the concept paper that provides the context for Friday’s roundtable discussions.
The event will be held this Thursday, June 18th from 9am to 4:30pm at the World Bank. More information about the speakers and the agenda can be found here. The event can be viewed live via webcast here on Friday, June 18th.
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