Call for Expressions of Interest – Global Financial Inclusion Initiative | Innovations for Poverty Action
Seeking Submissions for New Research Projects under the GFII Competitive Funds
This Call for Expressions of Interest includes both: The Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund & The Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund
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Deadline for EOI Applications: August 23, 2013
The Global Financial Inclusion Fund (GFII) at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) submissions from teams of researchers and practitioners to conduct rigorous research on identifying innovative products and programs that enhance poor households’ access to and usage of improved financial tools, products, and services.
The initiative is focused on three key areas of research within the financial inclusion domain:
Savings: The poor can and do save. In fact, saving is critical to households whose income flows do not match their daily consumption needs, much less their need to plan for risks and make investments. GFII studies innovations that help individuals to access savings services, overcome temptation and social demands, and build savings habits, and measures the impact of improved saving on consumption, investment, and risk mitigation.
Payments: The ability to move money from one location to another is key to allowing personal, business, and gov