Innpact Team Info
Next Company meeting : 4 Aug 2016 We are hiring a Junior Microfinance Consultant. See link on our website
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Sustainable Development Bonds
Development Finance - Climate Layered Funds
Lux Structured Climate Funds
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Syminvest, the microfinance investment intelligence, provides information on microfinance market, funds and institutions.
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201605 - GIIN Impact Investors Survey
201604 - Dalberg - Smallholder agri finance
201601 - EVPA - Guide to VP & Social Inv
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IFC And WFP Collaborate To Finance Smallholder Farmers In Rwanda And Tanzania
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.
D. Piskadlo, Director, Investing in Inclusive Finance, CFI, Valuing Financial Inclusion Institutions - Where Are We a Decade Later?
The debate over whether or not to account for the value of the social aspect of a double-bottom line investment is one that still has no consensus among FIEC members. Even those who support explicitly pricing social impact have no mechanism within traditional financial valuation methodologies to ...
Green Not the Only Colour for Ethical Bond Investors
Ethical investors have begun to discover that green is not the only colour when it comes to buying bonds. The green bond market has boomed in the past decade but now a host of other financial products have begun to emerge, promising to tackle social issues including homelessness, access to educat...
Impact Investment to Close the SDG Funding Gap
A look at the current state of development funding shows a stark contrast between the price tag to eliminate poverty and protect the planet by 2030, and the actual financial resources that are available.
Government of Afghanistan Signs $482.3 Million New Financing
The Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance on July 12 signed a financing package of $482.3 million in grants with the World Bank to help the country through a difficult phase in its struggle to end poverty. It signals a long-term commitment by both parties to the country’s development and people.
How Flexible Financing, Solar Panels and Data Could Be Key to Financial Inclusion
Pay-as-you-go (PAYGo or PAYG) is emerging as a solution that addresses both end-customer affordability and provides sufficient margins to fuel operational models that can scale the deployment of off-grid solar solutions to the 1.2 billion people in the world who do not have access to electricity.
R. Chamboko, Measurement Manager, insight2impact, Want to Know How to Properly Measure Financial Inclusion? Copy the Retailers.
In 2014, the Bank of Ghana granted permission for reduced know-your-customer (KYC) requirements for a new Fidelity Bank product that targeted consumers at the bottom of the pyramid.
A. Wall, N. Beale, and C. Christiano, CEGA, Can Digital Credit Outperform Microcredit in the Developing World?
The international development community stands to learn a lot from the experience of microfinance, as it stands to learn from these early experiences with digital credit. We should utilize cautious optimism and rigorously investigate the impacts of digital credit on welfare and consumer protectio...
India, Digital Transactions Slowing Down After Initial Demonetisation Rush
The growth in cashless transactions, doubling in the aftermath of demonetisation, seems to have hit a new normal of 27 per cent in May and June.
Village Women Transform Into Clean Energy Entrepreneurs in Nepal Initiative
Hundreds of rural women in Nepal are turning from housewives to entrepreneurs to bring clean, energy smart products such as solar panels, lanterns and batteries to power-starved villages in an initiative aiming to help women out of poverty.
From Extremely Poor to Entrepreneur: A Starter Asset Combined with Mentorship Forges Pathway Out of Poverty
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on entrepreneurship for the month of July, and also part of a three-part mini-series on the gr...
Addressing Eye Care in Emerging Markets with Blended Finance
The World Health Organization estimates that 39 million people suffer from blindness, of which over half are blind due to cataracts – the clouding of the lens in the eye. Additionally, over 90 percent of blind people live in the developing world. Loss of eyesight from cataracts, which is often cu...
Full Financial Inclusion in India? How the ‘JAM Trinity’ Can Help Businesses Make it a Reality
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on entrepreneurship for the month of July. We have seen profound changes in India’s financial ...
The Rise of a New Asset Class: Can ‘PAYGo Finance’ Connect Investors to Low-Income Customers?
Alternative lenders in East Africa are connecting underbanked consumers with affordable, asset-backed financing that allows them to own productive assets, access credit and link to a range of pay-as-you-go services (PAYGo or PAYG), including energy. Notably, U.S.-based Lendable Inc. has pioneered...
How Flexible Financing, Solar Panels and Data Could Be Key to Financial Inclusion
Pay-as-you-go (PAYGo or PAYG) is emerging as a solution that addresses both end-customer affordability and provides sufficient margins to fuel operational models that can scale the deployment of off-grid solar solutions to the 1.2 billion people in the world who do not have access to electricity....
Want to Know How to Properly Measure Financial Inclusion? Copy the Retailers.
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series by insight2impact (i2i). Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.) In 2014, the Bank of Ghana granted permission for reduced know-your-customer (KYC) requirements for a new Fidelity Bank product that targeted consumers at the bottom of th...
Can Digital Credit Outperform Microcredit in the Developing World?
For decades, microfinance was hailed as the solution to the financial constraints faced by poor households and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Optimism was perhaps at its greatest when Grameen Bank and its founder Muhammad Yunus jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Yet recent evidenc...
The Future of the Graduation Approach: Taking a Proven Anti-Poverty Measure to Scale
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on entrepreneurship for the month of July. Like many very low-income Indians, Jema Naik and he...
Subscribe to NextBillion Notes in July, Get Free Chapter of Jonathan Lewis’ New Book, ‘The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur’
If you’re into social business, you’re probably familiar with Jonathan Lewis. A mainstay of the social entrepreneurship world, he has founded and run multiple businesses, including MCE Social Capital, which finances small business loans to impoverished people, the Opportunity Collaboration, an an...
Field of View: How a Chilli Cash Crop Helps Subsistence Farmers Shape Their Future
Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on entrepreneurship for the month of July. When she sat down across from me, an old door laid ...