Fintech and Inclusion

April 23, 2018

Washington, DC and Online

  • Forthcoming

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    Leora Klapper

    Lead Economist

    Leora Klapper is a Lead Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Research Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Since joining the Bank as a Young Economist in 1998, she has published on entrepreneurship, banking, access to finance, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and risk management. Her current research focuses on consumer finance, digital payments, and measuring financial inclusion.


    Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

    Director of Research

    Asli Demirgüç-Kunt is the Director of Research in the World Bank. After joining the Bank in 1989 as a Young Economist, she has held different positions, including Director of Development Policy, Chief Economist of Financial and Private Sector Development Network, and Senior Research Manager, doing research and advising on financial sector and private sector development issues.

    Greta Bull


    Greta Bull is the CEO of CGAP and a Director at the World Bank Group. Ms. Bull has more than 15 years’ experience in development finance. In her most recent role as a Manager in IFC’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG), she oversaw a large digital financial services advisory program in sub-Saharan Africa. The program is aimed at expanding the reach of traditional and non-traditional financial service providers, and also involves a significant research and knowledge sharing element. She has extensive experience working in emerging financial markets in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • The Policy Research Talks showcase the latest findings of the research department and their implications for World Bank operations. The monthly event facilitates a dialogue between researchers and operational staff so that we can challenge and contribute to the World Bank's intellectual climate and re-examine conventional wisdom in current development theories and practices. Read More »


  • Time: 12:30 - 2:00 PM
  • Location: MC2-800, World Bank Main Complex
  • CONTACT: Tourya Tourougui