About Us

The ICT for Inclusive Finance Research Group is an internatioinal,  multidisciplinary team of researchers carrying out  studies about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for financial inclusion.
 
The group was born in 2007, as a result of a research project entitled “The role of ICT-based bank channels in improving microcredit: learning from the Brazilian experience, carried out  in consortium by two major Business Schools: EAESP-FGV (Brazil) and HEC-Montreal (Canada). The project was funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC-Canada).
 
From that first project, the group evolved to become an influential think tank in the microfinance research scenario, gathering together academics and researchers from several Universities, around a common research theme: how to put ICT innovations at the service of inclusive finance and social development.
 
Presently, the group congregates around 20 members, including professors,researchers and graduate students from different universities in Brazil, Canada and Europe, actively involved in a different theoretical an applied studies. As an output of this team’s research activities, the group has produced over the last years a vast number of articles and reports, published at major academic journals, congress proceedings, book chapters and professional magazines.
 
Periodically, the group organizes research workshops and seminars, aimed at the dissemination and sharing, with academics and practitioners, of the knowledge gathered through its research activities. By doing so, the group seeks to develop collaborative work and alliances with other groups and institutions involved with our research topic, as well as disseminate actionable knowledge to the society.
 
We invite you to browse our website and learn more about the group’s research team, publications, and current activities.

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