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Thursday, 14 July 2011 15:50

 

Welcome to the Financial Access at Birth (FAB) Blog!

FAB looks forward to sharing news and developments as well as an opportunity to listen to the voices and perspectives of others as it prepares for pilots.

As we consult with various experts in many fields to strengthen the Financial Access at Birth model, we'll be exploring questions like "how can we ensure that the benefits accrued by a FAB baby trickle down to the rest of the family?" "Is government a necessary and practical ingredient of FAB?" "What can we learn about reaching the next mile from cash transfer programs?"

 While FAB has four key ingredients (mobile banking technology, unique universal ID, an initial cash transfer and a savings account) there are a myriad of ways these can be applied to create the best design for different region and countries. By holding a series of consultations, we aim to harness the knowledge and groundbreaking innovations pursued by many sectors of international, social and economic development. And in the end, that helps make our goal of financial citizenship a few steps closer to reality.

We will be sure to share a schedule of our consultation groups (feel free to suggest more!) and we'll post a pre and post consultation wrap up to keep you in the loop with our efforts.

Also, we would love to hear from YOU, and enthusiastically welcome comments and guest blog submissions.