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This session explored how CFIs, as community-based organizations, are uniquely poised to meet the demand for financial services and expanding rural access to finance. It also discussed challenges CFIs face in serving rural communities and strategies and innovations in overcoming these challenges.

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Background Note

TITLE

 CFIs and Rural Financial Inclusion

DATE

 03 November, 2021

TIME

 09:00 - 10:30 AM ET

ORGANIZER

MASTER OF CEREMONY

ANNE MARIE SIVLEY

STC Research Consultant
World Bank Group

MODERATOR

PANOS VARANGIS

Principal Operations Officer
World Bank Group

PANELISTS

BERHANE KIDANU

Project Lead
Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Ethiopia

ZANA KONINI

Chairwoman
FedInvest, Albania

ENRIQUE VALDERRAMA

Executive President
Fecolfin, Colombia