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Logan Brenzel

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Dear colleagues,

This event is hybrid and may be of interest.

Cheers,

Logan Brenzel

 

From: Daniel F. Runde <p...@csis.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:07 AM
To: Logan Brenzel <Logan....@gatesfoundation.org>
Subject: CSIS Event Invite: Covid-19 and Digital Payments

 

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Covid-19 and Digital Payments: How the Pandemic Changed G2P Payments Globally

Friday September 30, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Networking Lunch Provided

Hybrid - In-Person / Livestream

1616 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

 

Register Here

Please note: CSIS is a vaccinated facility. All staff have been fully vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We ask that all guests be fully vaccinated if attending events onsite to reduce potential risk of exposure in our facility.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and the adoption of digital payments around the world. Digitization of government-to-persons (G2P) payments can increase economic efficiency and enhance financial inclusion, positively impacting underserved populations. For example, when lockdowns were announced in March 2020 those low- and middle-income countries that already had a system of digital G2P payments were able to help vulnerable populations faster through contactless payments. Digital payments can be the bridge that can help formalize economies, contribute to the economic empowerment of vulnerable groups ---especially women--- and enhance financial inclusion.  The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the digitization of payments in many countries but has also revealed the vulnerabilities to digital transformation that continue to confront many economies today.

Please join CSIS for a high-level panel discussion followed by a networking lunch. This event will mark the culmination of the year-long effort undertaken by CSIS on the topic of digital payments and G2P systems during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

The recording of this event will be available via the event page on csis.org

 

Panel:

 

Lucy Nshuti Mbabazi
Head of Africa Advocacy and Partnerships, Better Than Cash Alliance

 

Dr. Leora Klapper
Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Mary Ellen Iskenderian
President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

Moderated by:

 

Daniel F. Runde

Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

 

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