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Policy Conference

June 24-25, 2013

Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala

Agenda | Logistics Note

The Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action, is hosting a conference around Evidence on Innovations in Savings and Payments on June 24-25, 2013, in Kampala, Uganda.

The event will showcase results from recent evaluations in Africa on child and youth savings, the impact of reducing cost barriers to saving among the poor, behavioral impediments to saving, using mobile phones for behavioral change, and the adoption and impact of mobile money.

The event will facilitate discussions between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on the current body of evidence around financial inclusion for the poor, and which innovations in the design and delivery of financial products work best in positively impacting the welfare of poor households and enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa.

For information on conference logistics such as visa and travel information, lodging, conference payments, etc., please download our logistics note (available here). 

Download a conference agenda here.

Speakers will include:

Jenny Aker, Tufts University      -   Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland

James Berry, Cornell   University   -   Dean Karlan, Yale University     -     Simone Schaner, Dartmouth College

This event is organized in collaboration with:

Economic Policy Research Centre, Makerere University

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Conference Scholarships

The Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund offers a limited number of scholarships for selected attendees. The application window for scholarship applications has now closed.

Please note that this application refers only to scholarships to attend the conference. For more information on the pre-conference Research Methods Workshop, please see details and application instructions below.

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Translating Research Into Scaled Up Action: Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth in MENA

An event organized by UN: NGO No Lost Generation, which will bring together policymakers, practitioners, researchers, young people and donors, to discuss key takeaways based on research on issues of relevance for adolescents and youth in the MENA region, build a process of learning based on good/promising practice documentation, enhance cooperation, exchange and partnerships, and identify regional evidence gaps. Ultimately, the Symposium will inform thinking, policy and practices around key issues and trends related to adolescents and youth in MENA.

While the first edition of the Evidence Symposium will open space to share global evidence, the main focus of this space is to discuss evidence from the MENA region.  Within the MENA region we will highlight experiences from Jordan and Lebanon. 


Summary report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jIGmVcmlZw7CthIaQgG5mbefUB2wHkYX/view

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