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Next Company meeting : 4 Aug 2016 We are hiring a Junior Microfinance Consultant. See link on our website
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Fintech or Die, Five Ways Microfinance Can (and Must) Respond to the Digital Age
MicroSave founder and managing director Graham Wright seemed to enjoy playing the provocateur at the 2016 European Microfinance Week, aiming some pointed (and well-justified) barbs at the ways fintech is being leveraged in loan products for low-income clients.
New CGAP Survey Finds Technology Alone Cannot Deliver Successful Interoperability in Digital Financial Services
No matter how well designed the technology, interoperability in digital financial services will not reach its full potential unless the right business structure and incentives are in place, CGAP found in its new report, Digital Finance Interoperability and Financial Inclusion: A 20-Country Scan.
Tanzania, Farmers' Soft Loan to Boost Agriculture Productivity
The need for investing in agriculture is increasing due to a rising global population and changing dietary preferences of the growing middle class in emerging markets toward higher value foods.
Bringing Private Capital to Sustainable Development
Many private investors already contribute to the SDGs via their philanthropic activities. They are typically less willing to invest in them via their for-profit portfolios unless they earn them comparable gains. Impact investing, which aims to generate measurable social benefits as well as compellin...
412 Microfinance Establishments Received Their Approval in Cameroon for 2017
The Cameroonian Minister of Finance, Alamine Ousmane Mey, has just published the list of 412 approved microfinance establishments, and therefore authorised to carry out their activities in Cameroon during 2017.
Letshego Acquires AFB Ghana in Second West African Acquisition
African finance group Letshego Holdings has acquired a 100% shareholding in afb Ghana Plc. afb is a licensed non-bank financial institution and offers innovative credit products to over 60,000 customers across its network of more than 25 branch and customer access points.
Zimbabwe, Reprieve for Microfinance Institutions
“The government has begun to amend the Microfinance Act to address its shortcomings, by among other things, providing for perpetual licenses for deposit-taking MFIs, extending the tenure of the license for the credit-only microfinance institutions . . .” Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Tu...
Nepal, NRB Caps Microfinance Lending Rates at 18 Percent
Issuing a new circular on Tuesday, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has capped the interest rate for microfinance institution in line with its policy introduced in the Monetary Policy for the Fiscal Year 2016/17.
Visa Welcomes Opening of Myanmar’s Domestic Payments Industry
Visa, the leading global payments technology company, has welcomed today’s announcement from the Central Bank of Myanmar to remove restrictions on the participation of international payments companies in Myanmar’s domestic payments industry, according to a statement on 11 January.
Nigeria Has Highest Percentage of People Living in Poverty – PwC
In the paper, PwC sets out what an efficient, resilient and inclusive financial system looks like across eight key dimensions; and how leading emerging markets – Nigeria, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa – rate against its ‘fit for purpose’ targets.
Learning From Failure: Lessons From Nigeria About Integrating Technology Into Rural Health Systems
As part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era, the Nigeria Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration through its Health and Human Services Secretariat and the MDG Project Support Unit sought to understand how best to improve access to health care for the majority of the people living in...
Measuring the Impact of Social Design
Social design, or the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex social problems, is a new field, comprised of some components we’ve practiced for a very long time and some new things we’ve learned only recently. It’s a toolkit of sorts, the kind a very good carpenter might carry, ...
Social Business Roundup: Building Our Immunity to Anti-Vaxxers, Solar Loans With a Side of Health, and SRI Goes Robo
It’s fair to say there’s a crisis of trust in the world. Some of it’s well earned. (Did you hear what those Volkswagen executives tried to pull?) Some of it’s not. Like the recent skepticism surrounding a global health solution that saves 6 million lives every year. There have long been people who, ...
Fintech or Die: Five Ways Microfinance Can (and Must) Respond to the Digital Age
MicroSave founder and managing director Graham Wright seemed to enjoy playing the provocateur at the 2016 European Microfinance Week, aiming some pointed (and well-justified) barbs at the ways fintech is being leveraged in loan products for low-income clients. He used terms like “rapacious consumer ...
Announcing NextBillion’s 2017 Editorial Calendar and Our First Monthly Theme: Microfinance
For many people, a new year presents the opportunity for introspection and evaluation, and NextBillion is no exception. After extensive discussion of the best ways to showcase our diverse array of content, we’ve decided to try a new approach in 2017. Each month, along with our regular coverage of th...
Tools of the Recycling Trade Include … Tricycles
Like many major cities in the throes of economic development, Lagos has a trash collection problem. But with a population estimated at more than 20 million people, the capital of Nigeria’s waste reaches a proportion rarely seen in the world. All that trash in one place presents a business opportunit...
The Hidden Impact of Microcredit: Three Under-recognized Ways the Industry Can Help Emerging Markets
This post – the second in a series about the research paper “ The Case for Social Investment in Microcredit” – helps launch a new concept at NextBillion. Throughout the coming year, we’ll organize content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader...
Measuring Impact With Meaning: 50 Funds That Are Best For The World
December was a big month for impact investing, wrapping up an even bigger year. The momentum of our movement was on display at an oversubscribed GIIN Investor Forum in Amsterdam, where more than 800 investors and supporters of impact gathered for a two-day deep dive on the state of the industry. Nea...
Social Business Roundup: A New Leader at Rockefeller, a New Investment in Global Health, and a New Mobile Money Frontrunner in India
Rockefeller’s New Leader When Raj Shah left USAID as its administrator in 2015, he went on to form – not a charity, not an NGO – but a private equity fund, Latitude Capital, which invests in power and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. The New York Times was first with the story of Shah’s ...
Global Health Interventions Need to Hit the Ground Running. Here’s Some Pre-Race Help.
We know that scaling global health interventions is hard. Historically, critical global health interventions have seen late introduction, slow uptake and low coverage – with gaps in coverage falling disproportionately on the poor. While it can take decades for global health innovations to reach inte...