Non-State School South Sudan (Credit: Rod Dubitsky)


· Rod Dubitsky, Executive Director, Financial Inclusion Forum UK

· Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Board Member, Financial Inclusion Forum UK


Education plays a critical role in both the economic development of a country and the economic development of an individual. In 1948, the right to a free, universal basic education was enshrined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights and was reaffirmed and further developed in its 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have committed to the delivery of universal education.

Although significant progress has been achieved…

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European Microfinance Week is the biggest thing the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) does each year. The 2020 event encapsulated much about the financial inclusion sector — the good, the bad and the simply confusing — as it navigated the historic challenges of the past year.


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