Media Advisory: CGAP and World Bank Group to Launch Financial Access 2010 Report
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) and the World Bank Group invite the media to attend the launch of Financial Access 2010, a report that provides data on financial inclusion around the world covering the turbulent period between 2008 and 2009. Based on survey responses from financial regulators in 142 countries, the report reviews policies for financial inclusion and presents the first comparable global data on lending for small and medium enterprises.
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, at 5 p.m.
Venue: World Bank Main Complex, MC 13-121
Visitors’ entrance at 700 18th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20433
· Nancy Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, United States Treasury
· Janamitra Devan, Vice President & Head of Network, Financial & Private Sector Development, World Bank Group
· Tilman Ehrbeck, incoming CEO of CGAP
· Nataliya Mylenko and Oya Pinar Ardic, report authors
To RSVP or set up media interviews, please contact:
Phone: +1 (202) 473-8869
Mobile: +1 (202) 744-4829
Please allow time for identification check and registration.
Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
About the World Bank Group
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It comprises five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Each institution plays a distinct role in the mission to fight poverty and improve living standards for people in the developing world. For more information, please visit www.worldbank.org, www.miga.org, and www.ifc.org.
About CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor)
CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions, and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors, and investors. CGAP works toward a world in which poor people are considered valued clients of their country’s financial system.