Join us today from 3 to 5 PM at Busboys and Poets (14th & V St, NW) in Washington, D.C. for the launch event of Vulnerability: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013. Hosted by the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Please RSVP online.
Can’t make it in person? Watch the live-stream feed.
Questions? Contact Sabina Rogers (rogers[at]microcreditsummit[dot]org).
The panel will discuss the latest figures presented in the 2013 Report on outreach to poor and poorest clients around the world, a number that is lower than in the previous year for the first time since the Campaign began tracking this figure in 1998. The panel will address questions about why these numbers are lower and what it means for the industry, what clients need, and how organizations can better meet those needs.
- Susy Cheston, moderator (Senior Advisor, the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION)
- Wendy Abt (Deputy Assistant Adminstrator, USAID)
- Alexia Latortue (Deputy CEO, CGAP)
- David Roodman (Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development)
- Larry Reed (Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign)
The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report highlights the latest data on the progress towards reaching more than 175 million of the poorest families with microfinance and ensuring that 100 million of those families rise out of poverty. This report is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey on the outreach of microfinance to the poor and very poor.
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. Report author and Campaign director, Larry Reed, shared the stage with Susy Cheston, Wendy Abt, Alexia Latortue, and David Roodman. Susy Cheston moderated the panel discussion.