SEEP Global Conference on Savings Groups

March 4, 2013 5:00 AM EST

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Oxfam America and the SEEP Network are hosting the Global Conference on Savings Groups on 4-5 March, 2013 in Arlington, VA.

The conference will cover many topics, including:

  • The place that Saving Groups occupy within the current financial landscape
  • How Savings Groups can be linked to the formal financial sector
  • How Savings Groups reach the rural poor in remote areas
  • How to scale up Savings Groups
  • How Savings Groups can be platforms for other services, products, and types of education
  • How to link Savings Groups to mobile technology

CGAP's Alexia Latortue is participating on a panel the first day of the conference and will discuss linking the informal and formal financial sectors. In what promises to be a dynamic session, Alexia and other panelists will first take a look at the client perspective and then address the sustainability of Savings Groups.

For a full agenda and registration information, please visit

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