Sherraden honored with distinguished career award

The Society for Social Work and Research honored Michael Sherraden with the 2023 Distinguished Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes a career of applied research innovations, major contributions to social work knowledge.

Guy Genin delivers a keynote at IUPESM 2022 in Singapore

The IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2022 will be held from 12-17 June 2022 in Singapore. This is the first time the World Congress that is held in South East Asia. Guy Genin, Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University is one of the keynote speakers.

WashU partnerships in Asia inform new initiative in Africa

Michael Sherraden

A multinational group of partners gathered virtually in July to mark the launch of Financial Capability and Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa), a new collaboration aimed at enlisting financial-service providers and human-service professionals to improve the financial knowledge of disadvantaged populations, and access to quality financial service.

The McDonnell Academy International Symposium Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Child Savings Programs in Israel and Uganda

Savings play a unique role in shaping the financial security of individuals and families in high- and low-income countries. Sufficient amount of savings can help families maintain adequate levels of consumption, provide a buffer against financial shocks, and enable long-term investments in higher education or homeownership. Ultimately, having enough economic resources can help advance intergenerational economic mobility.

New Book Charts Global Progress of Child Development Accounts

Inclusive Child Development Accounts

Now, a new book edited by Jin Huang, Li Zou and Sherraden—Inclusive Child Development Accounts: Toward Universality and Progressivity—showcases the global context of those advancements. Over seven chapters, the book examines CDA policies and programs in Singapore, Israel, the United States, Taiwan, Uganda, Korea and mainland China.

Singapore’s Financial Capability and Asset Building Project Expands to Nationwide Scale

The 60 social work undergraduates who completed the SG FCAB module at NUS

The Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative was planned as a three-phase process. Now entering its third phase, SG FCAB curriculum training will be rolled out as a Continuing Professional Education Program for practicing social workers on a nationwide scale by the Department of Social Work at NUS.

Guy Genin delivers a keynote at ICBME 2019 at National University of Singapore

As one of the most recognized academic conferences in biomedical engineering, ICBME 2019 will bring together various educators, expert speakers, delegates and solution providers to share knowledge and encourage discussions on the latest developments including emerging challenges faced in the advancement of the Biomedical Engineering sector.

International Conference Financial and Social Development

Nowadays, finance with social impact, financial inclusion, and social enterprises develop rapidly. In response to the Chinese national policy priority of precise poverty alleviation, the Institute of Social Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics will host its first ” An International Conference on Financial and Social Development ” on November 8-10, 2019 in […]

Washington University scholars headline policy conference at National University of Taiwan

Next Age Institute Director Michael Sherraden and two research professors from the Brown School, Margaret Sherraden and Jin Huang, recently headlined an international policy conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives at National Taiwan University (NTU), a McDonnell International Scholars Academy partner university. The Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare organized the conference, and the […]