On February 5th, we launched Vulnerability: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013 with a panel discussion that dug into the main themes of the report: the promise of mobile technology, the ramifications of the psychology of scarcity for microfinance providers, and developing appropriate products that meet the needs of clients.
Report author and Microcredit Summit Campaign director, Larry Reed, shared the stage with Susy Cheston (Senior Advisor, the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION), Wendy Abt (Deputy Assistant Adminstrator, USAID), Alexia Latortue (Deputy CEO, CGAP), and David Roodman (Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development). Susy Cheston moderated the panel discussion.
- Scarce resources lead to a high demand for borrowing and a willingness to pay a high price for doing so. Learn more.
- The real potential of mobile technology, which has so far provided more promises than results, lies in how we use it to provide more relevant services at lower costs. Learn more.
- Recommendations for the industry to change our focus to client outcomes. Learn more.
To read the report, visit http://stateofthecampaign.org/
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Watch the recording from the event
This is the full video recording of the launch event held Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C.