Tuesday, February 4, 2014

10 February 2014: Direct Benefit Transfers and Financial Inclusion in India: View from the Ground

Stephen Rasmussen
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)and
Gregory Chen
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)and
Shweta Banerjee
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

With over 200,000 bank agents on the ground, a push for direct benefit transfers, and a new approach to regulation, India seems to be moving fast towards its goal of achieving a bank account for every citizen by 2016. How is it playing out on the ground?

CGAP has recently released two pieces of research, one looked at electronic benefit transfers in the state of Andhra Pradesh from demand, supply and policy perspectives, and the other was a national survey of bank agents across the country. This BBL will share the results and bring to bear global trends on the same issues that India is currently grappling with.

Date: February 10, 2013
Time: 12:30 P.M.

Ground Floor Conference Room
The World Bank,
70 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi-110003(INDIA)


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Please confirm your attendance by email to Rita Dawar (rdawar@worldbank.org) by Friday, February 7th.

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