A talk with Sukhwinder Arora about the Savings at the Frontier Program
We look forward to your participation in 30 minutes at the Evidence and Impact Webinar with Sukhwinder Arora, an associate of OPM and Director of Arora Associates Limited UK on March 25th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. EST - 10:00 a.m. EST (US).
Sukhwinder will discuss his experience as team leader of the Savings at the Frontier program from 2015-2019.
Please connect to the webinar through the WebEx link below.
Savings at the Frontier (SatF) is a six and a half year program (2015-2022) that seeks to bridge the gap between the supply of formal financial services and informal savings mechanisms (ISMs), so that poor customers have a greater choice and use of financial services that best meet their needs. SatF is supporting nine Financial Services Providers (FSPs) in Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia to help them test and deepen commercial relationships with ISMs. The goal is to scale up financial services for at least 250,000 rural and semi-urban poor customers across these three countries via innovative FSP-led business models. SatF is also producing evidence and sharing learning that can contribute to the development of effective, scalable business models for financial services delivery in frontier markets.
The program was launched in November 2015 and is a partnership between Mastercard Foundation and Oxford Policy Management (OPM). It is implemented by an OPM-led consortium and other OPM associates. More details at https://www.opml.co.uk/projects/savings-frontier
Sukhwinder Arora will share his perspectives on the lessons from the SatF experience related to:
- Promising strategies that the public sector can use to spark innovation among FSPs to scale savings services among poor people.
- How savings can impact various dimensions of people’s well-being.
Two guest discussants will share their perspectives on the SatF experience: Prabhat Labh, CEO of Grameen Foundation and Gerhard Coetzee, Customer Value Pillar Lead at CGAP.