Inclusive Futures: Digital Financial Inclusion to Achieve the SDGs

September 12
8:00 pm
 – 9:00 am

We are halfway towards the 2030 SDG targets, so now is the right time for government leaders and researchers to assess the power of digital financial inclusion to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The digital event will highlight what has been achieved, what has been learned, and new ideas for catalyzing faster progress, with a focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), and Climate Action (SDG 13), Join us the week before the UN General Assembly when Heads of State and Government will review progress towards the SDGs, and get ahead of this important debate! Speakers will include: Opening remarks: Leora Klapper, World Bank SDG 5: – Hinjat Shamil, Ministry of Finance, Ethiopia – Emma Riley, University of Washington SDG 8: – Majdi Smeirat, Central Bank of Jordan – Paul Gertler, UC, Berkeley & Sean Higgins, Northwestern University SDG 13: – Camila Zepeda, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico – Flavio Malagutti, UC, Santa Barbara & Edward Tsinigo, Innovations for Poverty Action Closing remarks: Rajesh Bansal, Reserve Bank of India Innovation Hub Moderator: Ruth Goodwin-Groen, UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance We look forward to seeing you on September 12th!