Postal Financial Inclusion Workshop 2009

On the 9 and 10 November 2009, a two-day conference on financial inclusion and postal banking, chaired by Joëlle Toledano, was held at the Universal Postal Union’s headquarters in Bern (Switzerland) with the support of an information exchange grant by the Alliance For Financial Inclusion (AFI). Presentations are made available below. You can also download the UPU-AFI Workshop Report (by Monika Kugemann) as well as Union Postale magazine coverage of the event.

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FIRST SESSION: PERSPECTIVE

Financial inclusion policies across countries: a comparative approach analysis

Microfinance Policies: Key Aspects and Comparative Approach

By Mr. Ernesto Aguirre, Alliance For Financial Inclusion

SECOND SESSION: FIRST CASE STUDY

Brazil: the policy case for financial inclusion through the postal network

Correspondent banking and the financial system: an innovative regulatory framework

Correspondent Banking: Tools for Financial Inclusion and Development

By Mr. Luiz Edson Feltrim, Head of Correspondent Banking, Brazilian Central Bank

Initiating financial inclusion through the postal network – the policy case

By Mr. Fernando Miranda de Oliveira, Former Head Banco Postal, Correios

Serve-the-poor-first strategies: the business case for financial inclusion through the postal network

Bradesco’s presentation

By Mr. José Nivaldo Ferreira, Head of Partnerships, Bradesco

The missing 50 million accounts

By Mr. Rodrigo Figuéiro de Andrade, Senior Manager Banco Postal, Correios

Financial inclusion and local economic development in Brazil: a quantitative evaluation of the impacts of Banco Postal

Financial inclusion through the Banco Postal: an evaluation

By Dr. José Ansón, Economist, UPU

Research chapter on Banco Postal in English (March 2010 update), French and Spanish languages (with Laia Bosch Gual, Ed. Joëlle Toledano and José Ansón, 2008)

THIRD SESSION: REPLICATING THE BRAZILIAN MODEL?

Replicating the Brazilian model of financial inclusion through the postal network: what? what not? where? where not? why? why not?

Financial inclusion through the postal network in Azerbaijan: a World Bank Group Project

Re-Positioning AzerPost for the 21st Century: Financial Services Development Project

By Mr. Michael Edwards, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank Group

Results of Reforms and Perspectives of AzerPost LLC within the Framework of Cooperation with the World Bank

By Mr. Novruz Mammadov, Head of Postal Sector, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Azerbaijan

Financial Inclusion in Azerbaijan

By Mr. Rustam Tahirov, Head of Supervision Methodology, Supervision Department, Central Bank of Azerbaijan

Financial Exclusion in Cameroon: the inclusive role of the Post

Le rôle inclusif de la poste au Cameroun

By Mr. Mvogo Etoundi, Head of Banking Department, CAMPOST

DAY 2: OPENING

A century of financial inclusion through postal networks: historical perspective and recent developments in France

La Banque Postale, une banque unique et singulière

By Mr. Philippe Bajou, Deputy Director General, La Banque Postale (France)

FOURTH SESSION: MORE BRICS CASE STUDIES

Financial inclusion: comparison of policies and business models in emerging countries

Russia and India: the policy case for financial inclusion through the postal network

Russia and India: the business case for financial inclusion through the postal network

Financial Inclusion through the Post: Balancing Public Policy Objectives and Commercial Viability

By Mr. Hans Boon, Managing Director, PostFinance International Development B.V.

How Can Posts and Electronic Money Institutions Benefit from Collaboration?

By Dr. Victor Dostov, NAUMIR and Electronic Money Association, Russia

Financial Inclusion and Postal Banking: the India Story

By Mr. Sandip Ghose, Reserve Bank of India

Postal Financial Services: India Post

By. Mr. Shukadev Samant, Board Member, India Post,

and Mr. A.S. Prasad, Deputy Director General, Financial Serv., India Post

The changing face of India Post

China and South Africa: the policy case for financial inclusion through the postal network

China and South Africa: the business case for financial inclusion through the postal network

Introduction of the Postal Savings Bank of China

By Mr. Ying Chen, Executive Office, Postal Savings Bank of China

China’s financial services and postal savings bank supervision

By Ms. Huarong Xiao, Director, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Big Bank – Small Money! Microfinance and Retail Banking: the case of Postal Savings Bank of China

By Mr. Michael Roth, Senior Project Manager, GTZ

Financial Inclusion and Postal Banking in South Africa: SAPO’s perspective

By Ms. Maureen Manyama-Matome, General Manager, Postbank South Africa

Financial Inclusion and Postal Banking in South Africa: National Treasury’s perspective

By Mr. Omega Shelembe, National Treasury, South Africa

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