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Boosting Financial Resilience by Helping Households Build Assets and Strengthen their Balance Sheets Wednesday, January 28
12:00-1:00 PM EST

Join Abt Global for the third in a series of webinars exploring how a risk and resilience framework can help strengthen the ability of vulnerable people and communities around the world to address the challenges they face on a daily basis. The webinar, moderated by Jeffrey Lubell, Director of Housing and Community Initiatives at Abt Global, will focus on opportunities to improve individuals’ financial resilience by boosting their assets, helping to strengthen their balance sheets, and developing institutions that can help individuals weather financial shocks.

Who: Ray Boshara, senior adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he also directs the Center for Household Financial Stability.

Hannah Thomas, senior analyst in Abt’s Social and Economic Policy Division.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 12 noon - 1p.m. EST

Click here to watch the webinar recording.
About the series:
The New Perspectives on Building Resilience webinar series, hosted by Abt Global’s Risk and Resilience Center, will explore how a risk and resilience framework can help governments and their implementing partners efficiently and effectively target resources to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable by reducing risk and increasing resilience at the individual, household and community levels.  Each session of the series will apply this framework to a different social policy area, including climate change, asset-building, mental health, housing and community development, and health financing. View Sessions One and Two on YouTube.

Save the date for future discussions (all times Eastern):

February 26, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Mental Health and Well-Being: From Risk to Resilience with Carol Graham, the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Danna Mauch, Senior Fellow at Abt Global

April 21, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Strengthening Communities through Risk Avoidance, Mitigation and Response with Rolf Pendall, Director of the Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Jeffrey Lubell, Director of Housing and Community Initiatives at Abt Global, and Jill Khadduri, Senior Fellow at Abt Global.

Click here to sign up for updates on future discussions.