Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day broadened our understanding of how the global poor manage their financial lives, but how do we take these lessons and transform them into real, on-the-ground solutions for economic development? The Financial Access Initiative and MicroSave invites you to a free virtual conference on Reimagining Microfinance Around the World to address this question. On June 8-9, co-authors Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven, and MicroSave’s Graham A.N. Wright will be fielding questions and comments from conference registrants. There are plenty of ways to prepare for the conference. An inspiring introduction to the book can be seen in a podcast of Bob Christen, and key issues and findings from Portfolios research can be accessed in a series of Briefing Notes. Microfinance Podcast is also running a video series on the conference that features Sukhwinder Singh, Stuart Rutherford, Rich Rosenberg, Bill Easterly, Yaw Nyarko and Jonathan Morduch.
Registration is free! To join the virtual conference, please visit