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Public Event

Debate: Moving Financial Inclusion Beyond Microfinance

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Hosted by The United States Agency for International Development and the Financial Inclusion Forum of D.C.

David Roodman
Center for Global Development

Milford Bateman
University of Juraj Dobrila of Pula

Chuck Waterfield

David Roodman, the author of "Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance" and Milford Bateman, the author of "Why Doesn't Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism" will participate in a modified parliamentary style debate moderated by Chuck Waterfield, founder of MFTransparency.

Both participants will address the audience selected question above. These questions were submitted by the community and USAID. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to your continued involvement!

In the first round of the debate, both presenters will have seven minutes each to answer the audience selected question, followed by seven minute rebuttals, and then five minute closing statements. After the debate, there will be a one hour Q&A session.