The Future Landscape of Microfinance in China: International Speaker Forum

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by Daniel Tam-Claiborne on June 25th, 2015   419 views

When and Where

  • 25/06/2015
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Cheku Cafe
    48 Haidian West Street
    Beijing
    N/A
    100086
    China
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The Future Landscape of Microfinance in China: International Speaker Forum

Event Details

Microfinance has existed in China since the early 1990s, but at no other time in history has the sector undergone such exceptional growth and rapid change. The development of microfinance institutions and microcredit companies continues to rise in China, but what implications do these trends hold for the future? In its first International Speaker Forum, CFPA Microfinance will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the future landscape of microfinance in China – from an increasing emphasis on impact evaluation and social metrics to financial technology and government regulation. This panel discussion will be incredibly relevant for all development professionals and anyone interested in the Chinese economy.

【Program】

Microfinance has existed in China since the early 1990s, but at no other time in history has the sector undergone such exceptional growth and rapid change. The development of microfinance institutions and microcredit companies continues to rise in China, but what implications do these trends hold for the future? In its first International Speaker Forum, CFPA Microfinance will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the future landscape of microfinance in China – from an increasing emphasis on impact evaluation and social metrics to financial technology and government regulation. This panel discussion will be incredibly relevant for all development professionals and anyone interested in the Chinese economy.

 

【Speakers】

Xiangping Jia, Professor at Northwest Agriculture & Forest University

Peter Kelly, Assistant Professor at Renmin University

Rong Kong, Professor at Northwest Agriculture & Forest University

Kai Hsu, Co-Head of PlaNet Finance China

Huishan Lian, Operations Analyst at International Finance Corporation

 

【About CFPA Microfinance】

CFPA Microfinance, founded in 1996 as part of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, is a domestic social enterprise committed to increasing the income of rural micro entrepreneurs through the use of no-collateral, doorstep microcredit services. It has become the largest pro-poor microfinance institution in China, covering 147 counties across 17 provinces, with over 275,000 active clients and an outstanding loan balance of 2.3 billion RMB.

 

【About The Citi Foundation】

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation’s “More than Philanthropy” approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation. For more information, visit www.citifoundation.com

 

【Date】

June 25th, 2015 (Thursday), 14:30-17:30PM

 

【Location】

Cheku Café, 48 Haidian West Street, Haidian District, Beijing, Tel: 010-82627127

(车库咖啡,海淀西大街48号鑫鼎宾馆2楼,电话:010-82627127)

 

【Registration】

Email Daniel Tam-Claiborne at daniel@cfpamf.org.cn with name, company, and title. All are welcome to attend, but please register in advance. Seating is limited.

 

This panel will be given in English.

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