Lead Partner / Co-Organiser
The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation’s “More than Philanthropy” approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is a ministerial agency of the Government – the Central Bank of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The SBV performs the state management of monetary and banking activities and foreign exchange; performs the issuance of money, acts as the bank of credit institutions and provides monetary services for the Government; and performs the state management of public services under the jurisdiction of the State Bank. The operations of the SBV aim at stabilizing the value of Vietnamese currency, ensuring safe and sound banking operations and the system of credit institutions, ensuring safety and efficiency of national payment system, and contributing to socio – economic development under the socialist orientation.
The Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) is an independent Australian foundation committed to building prosperity in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region by pursuing initiatives that reduce poverty and promote equitable growth. We achieve this by researching, piloting and promoting development initiatives that are market-based and innovative, drawing on the collective skills, knowledge and resources of organisations from across the public, private, NGO and academic sectors.
The Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP), an FDC initiative, is an Asian association of a diverse range of microfinance stakeholders committed to improving the quality of life of the poor through promoting and facilitating their access to sustainable financial services. The BWTP Network is the largest regional microfinance network in Asia, with a total current membership of over 100 institutions. Over the years, the BWTP Network has evolved from an action research and advocacy program into a network of diverse, but like-minded microfinance stakeholders, keen to improve the quality of life of the poor.
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.