Making Finance and Insurance Markets Work for the Poor September 13-15, 2013 XLRI Jamshedpur(India)
XLRI Jamshedpur conducts the 2nd International Workshop on Inclusive Finance during September 13-15, 2013. The workshop brings academicians, practitioners, microfinance institutions and NGOs, who have a passion in the area of financial inclusion, to deliberate on research as well as contemporary issues. The workshop is expected to serve as a forum for intensive discussions among the stakeholders involved in financial inclusion. The workshop consists of a series of:
(i) plenary sessions by distinguished speakers;
(ii) thematic panel discussions;
(iii) presentations of empirical and policy research,
(iv) presentations of case studies; and
(v) a competition for innovations4impact.
The workshop will have special plenary sessions and panel discussions of leading industry experts and business leaders who will deliberate best practices and evolving framework in financial inclusion. We intend to address the challenges faced while implementing the financial inclusion initiatives by the government and draw lessons for research. We request presenters and participants to visit our 2012 Workshop page for an ideas of the activities during the event:   http://inclusivefinance.in/schedule.html
The theme for this year workshop is specifically addressed to product innovations. We invite original empirical and policy research papers for presentations in the following areas: 1. Bank-led Financial Inclusion 2. Innovations in Microfinance Models 3. Peer-to-Peer Lending Innovations 4. Microfinance to Livelihood Finance 5. Producers’ Cooperative & Producers’ Company 6. Product Bundling in Financial Inclusion 7. Pricing Microloans & Transparency Issues 8. Addressing Finance Constraints of Microenterprises 9. Micro Savings Innovations for Poor 10. Remittances and Payments System 11. Rural and Agricultural Finance 12. Social Capital and Impact Investing 13. Structured Products and Securitization 14. Micro Insurance Products 15. Weather Insurance Products 16. Commodity Finance & Warehouse Receipts 17. Technological Innovations & Branchless Banking 18. Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion 19. Consumer Protection in Microfinance 20. Microfinance Regulatory & Governance Issues
Deadline for Submission: Papers with strong academic quality and policy implications are specifically invited for presentation in these sessions, which will be deliberated by a panel of experts and authors, receive feedback for revisions. Selected papers will be considered for publications by a well known international publisher(the details will be available soon).
Final papers (or work in their advanced stages) are to be submitted in word-format to: email@example.com by August 1, 2013. We encourage authors to send their abstract earliest, for consideration by the review committee.
We also invite practitioners, researcher and post-graduate students to submit field based case studies and well documented success stories with models of inclusive financial innovations. The cases are expected to potential for wider upscale. All Cases of high quality that are presented at the workshop will be published and the presenters receive a citation(for details here: http://inclusivefinance.in/i4i.html).
We also encourage poster sessions with innovations and field level experiments. Young researchers with innovative ideas/cases are particularly encouraged to apply for the poster session. Expected Participants: We expect about 150 participants who may include executives banks and microfinance institutions, regulators, insurance companies, providers of health and micro insurance products, government officers involved in financial inclusion, corporate social responsibility divisions of companies, faculty and researchers working on financial inclusion, and students from business schools. Funding: Travel expenses within India can be covered for a limited number of academic participants with accepted papers, if confirmation is received at the earliest, but no later than July 15, 2013. We encourage potential paper presenters to communicate their abstracts for consideration by the review committee, followed by full papers no later than July 15, 2013. There is no registration fee for the presenters. Participants without presentations are requested to send a DD of Rs 5000/- in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur payable at Jamshedpur. The fee includes the cost of accommodation for 3 nights and workshop kits. Contact: For additional information, the presenters/participants can contact the Workshop Coordinator: Dr H K Pradhan Professor of Finance and Economics Chair, Financial Market Centre XLRI Jamshedpur, CH Area(E), Jamshedpur 831 001, India Phone:   +91-657-3983333 Mobile:   +91-9430766635 Fax:     +91-657-2227814 Email:   firstname.lastname@example.org