Papers presented at the
Welcome address - Timothy LEMAY
Financial inclusion and poverty reduction: the role of financial inclusion in achieving the Millennium Development Goals
David MORRISON (UNCDF) - Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals: the way forward
The session discussed the meaning of financial inclusion and key aspects of microfinance, particular attention was paid to the role of financial inclusion in achieving the MDGs.
The overall policy context for enabling inclusive finance
Carlos MOYA (Banco de las Oportunidades, Colombia) - Una política para promover el acceso a servicios financieros buscando equidad social
Jami SOLLI (USA) - National policy frameworks which promote financial inclusion
Eduardo CABRAL JIMENEZ (Philippines) - The microfinance and inclusive finance agenda: the BSP experience
Anne-Françoise LEFEVRE (WSBI) - The overall policy context for enabling inclusive finance
The discussion revolved around the role country policy frameworks play in advancing microfinance and on their key features. Current challenges were also presented.
The global enabling environment for microfinance: the G20, the Financial Action Task Force, the Basel Committee and other standards
Bernd BALKENHOL (ILO) - Why financial inclusion matters to the working poor
Susanne DORASIL (GPFI)
The panel presented some of the main international bodies affecting national policy on financial sector regulation, as well as their initiatives directly or indirectly related to the development of microfinance.
Recent trends in financial inclusion: technological innovation, branchless banking and commercialisation
Leonard ALOO (Kenya)
Eduardo CABRAL JIMENEZ (Philippines) - Technological innovation and phone-banking: the BSP experience
Marusa VASCONCELOS FREIRE (Banco Central do Brazil, Brazil) - Social money (complementary currencies) research project = > solidarity finance
Kai SCHMITZ (World Bank) - Recent trends in financial inclusion
Ahreum LEE (ITLD) - Microfinance and UNCITRAL texts on electronic commerce
The session discussed some of the most recent and important technological and institutional innovations affecting access to microfinance.
Legal and regulatory aspects of microfinance
Albi RODRIGUEZ JARAMILO (Venezuela) - Aspectos legales y regulatorios de las microfinanzas (Creación y puesta en funcionamiento de la Corte Arbitral Microfinanciera / Huancayo-Perú)
Mike DENNIS (USA) - Some legal and regulatory issues relating to microfinance
Stéphanie KPENOU (ADIE, France) - Les cadres réglementaires français et européen du microcrédit
Sergio NAVAJAS (IADB) - Effective regulation and supervision of microfinance operations
The session looked at key legal and regulatory issues of microfinance (e.g. legal forms of microfinance institutions, conditions of loan, interest rates) both at regional and country level.
Proportionate regulation and supervision of microfinance - key issues
Tim LYMAN (CGAP) - Recommendations for proportionate regulation and supervision of microfinance
Marusa VASCONCELOS FREIRE (Banco Central do Brazil, Brazil)
M.R. UMARJI (Indian Banks' Association, India)
The session discussed the main features of a microfinance regulatory system.