The ultrapoor want desperately to escape poverty and have richer, more meaningful lives. Governments and NGOs want inclusive growth and prosperity. There is a proven way we can address all these challenges – the ultrapoor graduation model.
Betty is the former ADB Director of the Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division of the Central and West Asia Department. She was the leading professional in financial sector development and public management, with over thirty years of professional field experience worldwide. She has been internationally recognized for her expertise and innovation in financial inclusion, small business development, public management systems, and rural development. She has managed teams and designed, implemented, and evaluated a wide range of development programs in the field, as well as completing various research projects. She has worked as a banker, a donor representative, and a developing country government senior official. She has collaborated with numerous governments, private firms, multilateral and bilateral donors, and non-government institutions. She also engaged her former team in SME finance for women, mobile banking regulatory environments, unconditional cash transfers and potential replication of ultra-poor program pilots, technical and vocational education for countries with high seasonal migration patterns, improving budget investment efficiency in infrastructure, along with other innovations. Ms. Wilkinson used a participatory, inclusive style to successfully engage and support stakeholders and key champions of reform.
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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab just marked its tenth year anniversary on the MIT campus outside Boston with a one day event which drew over 1200 participants from all over the world.
The changing landscape of finance is a huge subject so let’s start with a short history of banking (thanks here to Wikipedia). The word actually comes from banca or bench where the moneylenders sat.
The BRAC organization in Bangladesh has proven that there that there is an effective way to help the ultra poor. We need to find ways to use it more often.
To influence government officials who make policies, researchers need to deliver understandable results and present clear ways forward.