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Professor Juani Swart keynote speaker at World Bank Paris

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Juani Swart

Professor Juani Swart gave a keynote address at the CGAP SmartAid Learning Event ‘Becoming a Learning Organization: Lessons from the SmartAid Index‘ external website which was held at the World Bank Paris Office on 28-29 January. The event brought together over 30 participants from leading funding agencies involved in financial inclusion to share their experiences with the SmartAid Index*.

Professor Swart discussed what it means to be a learning organisation from a knowledge renewal perspective. Explaining how knowledge is more than just information; it is know-how in action.

CGAP (the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) external website is a global partnership of 34 leading organisations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops solutions through research and engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale.

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*SmartAid external website measures whether funders are set up to support financial inclusion effectively. Launched in 2007, SmartAid builds on a framework of five elements of effectiveness - strategic clarity, staff capacity, accountability for results, knowledge management, and appropriate instruments - developed with CGAP members and financial inclusion experts.

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