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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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Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan
Efforts are beingmade to minimize the gender disparity level in the country. In this regard, Karandaaz Pakistan in collaboration with Department for International Development (UKAid) has launched a program, Innovation Challenge Fund, focused on supporting female entrepreneurs in Pakistan.
Egypt, Beltone Financial to Launch $1bln Fixed Income Fund
Egyptian financial services group Beltone Financial will launch a $1 billion investment fund in fixed income instruments in September, its chief executive officer told Reuters on Monday. The investment bank aims to raise $150 million to $200 million in the fund's first phase, Bassem Azzab said i...
Gates Foundation to Improve Entreprise Productivity in Tanzania
A programme to improve the livelihoods and entreprise productivity across Tanzania has been launched by Bill Gates. The co-founder of Microsoft landed in Dar es Salaam to support Tanzania’s financial inclusion agenda. The project has been launched by Gates and other joining leaders from governme...
J. Loughnane, Special Projects Manager, DAWN Microfinance, The Future of Finance in Myanmar Is Digital
The future of finance in Myanmar is digital. The population has rapidly adopted smartphones, while the economy continues to operate almost entirely in cash. The mobile money ecosystem, while still nascent, is attracting attention from investors and journalists alike.
4th Financial Institution in Tajikistan Joins EBRD Climate Credit Line
Climadapt, a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) US $10 million pilot program for promoting adaptation to climate change, has passed a milestone with the addition of a new partner financial institution in Tajikistan, MDO Arvand, the EBRD press office reports.
Nepal, Promoting Green Finance - Sustainable Development
There is a need to adopt current best practice in the management of environmental issues, and redefine the banking sector’s role and ability to address systemic environmental risk.
The Long Game, How Developing Countries Can Get Microfinance Right
“We are full believers that credit is not equal to impact, but credit is an enabler to impact,” Ram said. “It needs to be complemented with a host of other services for it to actually work for the community.”
Blockchain to Accelerate Impact Investing Progress Globally
The first cooperative banking system enabled by blockchain technology is about to disrupt the impact investing sector globally and for hundreds of millions of grassroots entrepreneurs worldwide. The state of impact investing today has made significant progress since the original creation of the ...
Irish Renewable Energy Firm Secures €349m in Project Finance for Two Wind Farms in Chile
An Irish renewable energy generation business has received $410m (€349m) in funding for two wind farms in Chile.
Millennials Are Driving a $9 Trillion Change in Investing
Millennials aren't just eating avocado toast and snapchatting; they're also driving the growth of a $9 trillion market on Wall Street: sustainable investing.
Control vs Ease of Use: Low Income Customers Weigh In on Financial Services
Twenty-first century financial tools share a preference for automated functioning. This is evident in everything from bill pay to round-up savings plans. New tools use automatic features to make life easier for consumers. But evidence shows that this increasingly does not work for everyone. Low-i...
‘Internet Access is Like Oxygen’: Converging Connectivity and Energy Access
I recently returned from a business trip that took me to the foothills of the Himalayas, where I met Tenzingompo, a Tibetan man who is helping deploy an internet access project in central India. Tenzingompo, who leads network deployments for a company called AirJaldi, made a memorable remark abou...
Transforming Waste Management, and Waste-Pickers’ Prospects, in Bengaluru
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 water, sanitation and hygiene for the month of August. The framework provided by the UN’s S...
Enhancing Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs – What Should Financial Institutions Do?
Near the century-old Don Bosco Cathedral, Anita runs a flower stall. Her red roses, lilac orchids, pink hibiscus and orange bougainvillea burst in glory, beckoning the dazzled passersby. She has been selling flowers to the churchgoers since 2001. That’s roughly when George, who now runs Specialis...
The Future of Microfinance is Mobile: FinTech Resolves Three Key Obstacles of Lending to the Unbanked
The arrival of the credit score, or FICO, in the late 20th century initiated a cultural shift that democratized credit and made borrowing commonplace across middle-class households. Without it, would U.S. car sales have reached 17.5 million in 2016? Or would that country’s college enrollment have...
ShelterTech Mexico 2017: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Investment in the Housing Sector
For more than 50 years Habitat for Humanity has worked in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries and has helped 9.8 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter. Almost a quarter of the world’s population lives in su...
Making Hardware Easier: ASME ISHOW Helps Expand Social Impact of ‘Frugal Technologies’
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) annual social hardware competition doesn’t often feature entrepreneurs who are already selling their products on Amazon. The teams that participate in the Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) arrive with various stage prototypes; most, however, have a l...
Want to Boost Financial Inclusion? Pay Interest on Mobile Money
As most people in the global development space know, e-money (or mobile money) is electronically stored value that can be sent and received via mobile phones. Owners of e-money can use it to pay bills or remit money to relatives. Governments can make welfare payments into these e-money accounts w...
Responsible Finance: Moving Money from Mattresses to Mobiles
It’s no exaggeration to say that, over the past few years, financial inclusion has experienced a revolution. New technologies have made it possible for far more people than ever – especially lower-income people living in developing and emerging-market countries – to access financial services that...
The UBI Debate: What We Know – and Don’t Know – About Universal Basic Income
Everyone seems to be talking about universal basic income (UBI). From Nairobi to Silicon Valley to Utrecht, development professionals, investors and policymakers are converging on UBI as a potential solution to poverty and unemployment. Technology is one reason that solutions are desperately nee...