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Second Workshop on Rural Financial Inclusion

Hosted by Bank Asia, Bangladesh


2-4 October 2018 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) | Dhaka, Bangladesh​


Programme


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​​DAY 1 – INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

​08:30-09:00
​Registration
​09:00-11:00
​Inauguration session
  • Host member bank
  • Chair of WSBI Rural Financial Inclusion Working Group
  • VIPs

Multi-stakeholders approach to address rural finance       

  • Ensure an enabling environment (channel funding for rural development, build legal systems to diversify 'collateral', create incentive for financial sector, etc.) 
  • Accompany rural financial services with non-financial services (financial education, livelihood creation, capacity building, insurance, etc.)
  • Shared infrastructure/Co-opetition
​11:00-11:15
​Coffee break
​11:15-11:30
​Recap of the First Workshop on Rural Financial Inclusion hosted by the Postal Savings Bank of China, by WSBI
​11:30-12:30
​Downscale: From small business finance to microenterprise and self-employed finance  
  • Develop customised products
  • Process innovation in rural credit delivery (e.g. graduation model by BRAC Bank, SHGs in India)​
​12:30-13:30
​Lunch break
​13:30-15:00
​Agent management
  • Case study on agent banking

Discussion on Challenges: liquidity management, risk management, agent management, pricing, issues of integration, branding, conflict of interests, etc. 


​15:00-15:30
​Coffee break
​15:30-17:00
​The use of data in in furthering financial inclusion for rural populations
  • Recent innovative case studies
  • Rural finance human resource capacity building: e.g. Grameen Learning Program (G-LEAP)


​17:00-17:10

​Closing

DAY 2 – TRAINING

​Morning
​Agent network management 
​Afternoon
​Microfinance products: Design, pricing and marketing 

DAY 3 – FIELD VISIT
​10:00-12:00
​​Field visit to Bank Asia’s Agent in rural areas​