World Bank's Center of Excellence on Cooperative Financial Institutions (CoE-CFI)


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Welcome to CFI Breakfast Bytes, a podcast series that is brought to you by the World Bank Center of Excellence (CoE), and Rabo Partnerships and Foundation.

Cooperative Financial Institutions are important providers of financial services to poor and middle-income people, and significant drivers of financial inclusion. To fulfil the potential of CFIs, the World Bank and Rabo are collaborating in a program aimed at strengthening CFIs in countries where stakeholders are aligned to build a strong sector under a solid supervision.

An important component of the program is a Center of Excellence housed at the World Bank to promote professional discussions and disseminate knowledge to interested parties. Within the scope of this Center of Excellence, an International Symposium will be organized between November 2-11, 2021. While the preparations for the symposium are in full swing, you can already enjoy an introduction to the various topics by subscribing and listening to the upcoming podcast series. In five sessions, we will take you through the wonderful world of Cooperative Financial Institutions in Rural Development: their promise, and challenges.


Season 1 Episode 1

Season 1 EPISODE 2

Season 1 Episode 3


Season 1 Episode 5

Season 1 Episode 6

Season 1 Episode 7