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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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First Household Solar Pilot Kits Launched in Sierra Leone
Within the pilot scheme, micro-finance institutions (MFIs) will provide consumer financing to their customers to enable them to purchase home solar systems.
India, RBL Bank Launches APBS for Small Micro Finance Loan Disbursement
RBL Bank has become the first bank in India to launch Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) for micro finance loan disbursements. This was achieved by doing the first successful cashless disbursement to various beneficiaries in the rural segment across the country.
Cambodia, Experts Warn Against Interest Rate Cap
Soklong indicated that if Cambodia adopted interest rate caps – a populist measure that Prime Minister Hun Sen called on last week to help those in the struggling rice sector – it would cause loan sizes to grow, diminishing the ability of MFIs to lend.
Colombia, Bancolombia Issues First Green Bond for 350 Billion Colombian Pesos, With IFC as Sole Investor
This marks the first green bond issued by a commercial bank in Latin America. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the sole investor in the bond.
L. Bolze, Analyst, CFI, 5 Themes in Financial Inclusion Innovation from European Microfinance Week 2016
At the conference, I joined discussions about key organizations and challenges in the industry. Here are five of the main takeaways from the week.
Policy and Regulation in the Mekong, Developing Strategic Frameworks for Financial Inclusion
The Banking With the Poor Network assembled regulators and trade group leaders offered a litany of current and soon-to-be-released strategies to create a nurturing environment for pro-client financial services.
T. Bandyopadhyay, Consulting Editor, Mint, India - The Way Forward with Microfinance
Indian Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) primarily cater to a certain demographic — the bottom of the pyramid. In the aftermath of the demonetization move and push for a cashless economy, they need to reinvent themselves.
Islamic Banks Slowly Embrace Green Finance - Survey
Islamic banks are gradually embracing socially responsible finance, from renewable energy to microfinance efforts, helping unlock new funding sources for environmentally-friendly projects, an industry survey shows.
The Impressive Impact of Village Banking in Paraguay
Of the country’s 16 banks and 12 financial institutions that are regulated by the Superintendent of Banks, only one—plus one nonprofit organization—are directly working on rural microfinance programs for poor areas of the country. And they are producing some impressive results with a microcredit ap...
Ghana, BoG Introduces Business Rules and Micro-finance Logo to Sanitize the Industry
The Central Bank of Ghana has introduced a new set of business regulations and corresponding sanctions to effectively regulate the microfinance industry.
Weekly Roundup: Romanticizing Castro, Bridge’s Troubled Waters and the Benefits of Cash
A precept of NextBillion is that free markets provide the best, most sustainable solutions to poverty. So we’ve been especially interested in the debate over Fidel Castro’s legacy in Cuba, especially concerning health care. Is it really possible that a dictatorial, communist regime actually benefite...
Impact Investing Buzz: GIIN and Toniic Mix with Growth Reports
The knock on impact investing – both within and outside of the industry – is the lack of long-term data and platforms to observe deals in a more transparent way. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Toniic, arguably the industry’s most influential trade groups, both released studies design...
Financial Inclusion Forum: The Technology Revolution
The Financial Inclusion Forum’s flagship event in 2016 was hosted during Financial Inclusion Week. The gathering, organised with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), provided an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of financial inclusion. If you missed the e...
How Catalyst Fund Helped PayGo Energy Build a Foundation for Growth
As startups move past a proof of concept and start to scale, they require whole new sets of systems, operational processes and skills. Startups often have to develop initial, high-level systems that will allow them to grow and expand in the future. A well-thought-out backend system determines the qu...
Technology Meets Impact: New Online Marketplace Aims to Expand the Reach of Impact Investing
ImpactUs aims to simplify the process of impact investing through an online platform that allows investors to identify and invest in products that provide social impact. In this email Q&A with NextBillion Senior Editor James Militzer, Reginald Stanley, president and CEO of ImpactUs, explains how...
A Week at the Cutting Edge: Eight Insights into Emerging Market Fintech
We recently launched the first DFS Lab Fintech Bootcamp in Dar es Salaam – a one-week event where a diverse group of innovators came together from around the world to try to crack some of the toughest fintech challenges. Here, we summarize the outcomes from the event and some of the trends that emer...
Weekly Roundup: India’s Demonetization Gets Ugly, Health Care’s Last Mile Gets Shorter and Coke Comes to Gaza
The Dark Side of Demonetization It’s been called a “brilliant strategy” and an “unmitigated – and politically motivated – disaster.” Wherever you fall on the opinion spectrum, it’s hard to disagree with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers’ view that it’s “by far the most sweeping change in ...
An Opportunity for Small Businesses Expanding Affordable Internet Access: Grant Applications Open
New Sun Road is literally lighting up Uganda’s economy. The small business, supported with a grant from Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative, provides a critical service, creates jobs and is the kind of enterprise we aim to support with a second round of grants for innovators around the world. I...
Microfinance Looks Toward the Future – But Will Fintech Revive the Controversies of Its Past?
Microfinance conferences have offered a unique experience in recent years. In the world outside the events, the industry has been wracked by extraordinary upheaval. It has lurched from development sector darling to punching bag, as client over-indebtedness grabbed headlines, research cast doubt upon...
New Pathways to Financial Inclusion for Low-Income Women
Developing countries have made great strides on financial inclusion in recent years, and these efforts are changing lives. Between 2011 and 2014, 700 million people globally gained access to their first formal account. While this represents an important step forward in the aggregate, progress has no...