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Microfinance in 2013: Where Are We Now?

Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Microfinance in 2013: Where Are We Now?

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Microfinance in 2013: Where Are We Now?


Tilman Ehrbeck

Chief Executive Officer of CGAP   

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Event Synopsis

Come learn about the current state of the microfinance industry from the CEO of the world's leading policy and research center focused on advancing financial inclusion for the poor.  

Housed at the World Bank and supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations, CGAP is the definitive authority for governments, financial service providers and investors seeking objective information, expert opinion and innovative solutions for microfinance.

Tilman Ehrbeck will share with you what we as a field know now and our opportunities going forward.  He will address questions such as:

  • What do we know now about the needs of poor families?
  • What evidence has been accumulated around impact?
  • What product and business model innovations should we be looking out for?
  • What are the next steps for the field?
  • What lessons can microfinance impart to the broader, emerging impact investment community?
Tilman is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, where you can find pieces that touch on these questions.  Most recently: Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn from Microfinance.

Event Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 - 7:15 pm Speaker Presentation
7:15 - 7:30 pm Audience Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm Reception (Wine and cheese will be served)

Register early!  Online registration closes the day of the event.  At-the-door admission is $10 more.  Tickets are limited!

About Tilman Ehrbeck

Tilman Ehrbeck

Tilman brings nearly 20 years of experience in banking, management, and public sector work to CGAP.  As Partner at McKinsey & Company, he held leadership positions in the firm's Indian operations, McKinsey's North American Banking & Securities Practice, and its Global Healthcare Payor & Provider Practice.  Prior to McKinsey, Ehrbeck was Staff Economist for the International Monetary Fund.

He also brings a wealth of expertise in the area of financial inclusion.  Over the past ten years, he has advised microfinance networks, private foundations, governments, and commercial entities on strategies to improve financial access, and has assumed numerous speaking and writing roles.

Tilman holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Hamburg, and a PhD in Economics from the European Institute, the post-graduate school and research institute sponsored by the European Union.

Space for thie event has been graciously provided by Bryan Cave LLP. Thank you!

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SVMN is a housed at Opportunity Fund, California's largest non-profit microfinance instiution providing microloans and microsavings since 1998.

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Have questions about Microfinance in 2013: Where Are We Now?? Contact Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN)
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Law Offices of Bryan Cave LLP
560 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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