For the first time, the World Bank Group gathered financial infrastructure practitioners from around the World for Financial Infrastructure Week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 14-17, 2011.
Financial Infrastructure Week combined both a full day of common plenary sessions and three different streams:
Payment Systems - "Expanding the Horizons of Payment System Development"
Credit Reporting - "Moving beyond the Crisis – The Role of Credit Reporting"
Secured Transactions - "Increasing Access to Credit through Secured Transactions Reform".
The World Bank Group is a leader in financial infrastructure development in emerging markets, including payment systems and remittances, credit reporting and secured lending/collateral registries.
The three programs have organized a number of events and conferences to raise awareness and disseminate best practices in their respective arenas. The payment systems stream is the fourth global conference organized for payment systems specialists.
Welcoming Remarks by Janamitra Devan, Vice President & Head of Network, Financial & PrivateSector Development, The World Bank & International Finance Corporation