Resilience: Moving Past the “Scramble to Survive”


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New Report on Integrated Health and Microfinance in India Shows the Way Forward


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Register before the end of the World Cup Final to save 10%

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register now_World Cup_EN_262x163In celebration of the 2014 World Cup, we are offering a 10% discount on your Summit registration between now and the end of the World Cup Final on Sunday, July 13th.

All you need is the code “WC2014“!

While the World Cup has been exciting and joyful to watch, there has been a lot of coverage of how much the host country Brazil spent on World Cup facilities. An article on Forbes reminds us of the huge strides that Brazil’s government has made through innovative social safety net programs like Bolsa Familia, cutting its poverty rate in half since 2005. The same article reminded us that many of the countries in Latin America also playing the World Cup have not fared so well in reducing poverty.

The conditional cash transfer (CCT) model that so many countries have been inspired to replicate–though our host country’s Oportunidades program was the first national program, created in 1997–will be on full display at the 17th Microcredit Summit this September 3-5 in Mexico. From workshops on combining savings groups and CCTs to a plenary on combining the BRAC graduation model and CCTs, we’ve got you covered! Also, we took a close look at CCTs in the recently published Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2014. Click here to read Resilience.

Don’t forget to register for the 17th Microcredit Summit before the end of the World Cup Final on Sunday, July 13th. Who do you think will win?

Microcredit Summit Campaign and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy Sign Agreement to Co-host the 17th Microcredit Summit; Registration Now Open


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Lea en español (traducido por Google) *** Lisez en français (traduit par Google) Registration is now open for the 17th Microcredit Summit, a microfinance conference being held in Mexico this September 3-5. Leaders from the Microcredit Summit Campaign and the … Continue reading