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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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Nigeria, DBN Unveils N610 Million Lifeline for Small Businesses
The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has unveiled a nationwide strategic plan for on-lending facility to millions of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country.
India, IFMR Capital Rebrands Itself as Northern Arc Capital
IFMR Capital, now Northern Arc Capital, is seeking to raise its first offshore financial inclusion-focused fund and expand its business outside India
S. Hwang, D. Waldron, and C. Yeboah, CGAP, Ghana - Pay-as-You-Drink, Digital Finance and Smart Water Service
Until now, there has not been a cost-effective way to connect every household to water networks, particularly in rural areas. But the results of a CGAP-funded digital finance pilot in Ghana show that this may be about to change.
L. Luckett, Managing Partner, TSEF, Small Data for Big Impact
Small data can transform opportunities and quality of life for underserved communities, and help address the biases of big data.
Jordan, IFC to Support IrisGuard ePayment Solution Deployment for Financial Inclusion of Syrian Refugees
World Bank Group member IFC and IrisGuard have announced an agreement to expand the reach of iris-based e-payment solutions to increase financial inclusion of Syrian refugees in Jordan and the region.
J. Shukla, Economist and Consultant Based in Kigali, How Innovation in Digital Payments Is Enhancing Financial Inclusion in Rwanda
The Government of Rwanda is encouraging the masses, businesses and organisations to embrace digital payment systems to drive its goal of achieving a cash economy.
Sri Lanka, Commercial Bank’s CBC Myanmar Microfinance Gets License to Operate in Myanmar
Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank subsidiary CBC Myanmar Microfinance Co., Ltd, has obtained the operation license from the Myanmar Micro-finance Supervisory Enterprise to operate in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
VisionFund Myanmar Launches Loan Scheme for Factory Workers
VisionFund Myanmar recently announced the launch of a new microfinance loan product exclusively for garment factory workers, funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), according to a press release on 16 February.
India, Modi Government's Financial Inclusion Push Sees Early Results, Study on Banking Correspondents Suggest
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's thrust on financial inclusion through digital means is gaining traction among larger sections of Indian society, a sample survey based report by financial inclusion consulting firm Microsave Private Limited suggests.
Sustainability Experts, What's Wrong with Impact Investing
The lack of an accepted methodology to truly measure investment impact makes the adoption of sustainable development goals in listed equities increasingly challenging.
Super Platforms in Africa: Not if, but When
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the CGAP blog and is republished with permission. It is 2030, and we walk into a bustling salon in a peri-urban area in Abuja. We see eight clients and a couple of TVs installed in the corners, and we can hear music playing. We meet the […] T...
Airbnb is Just the Beginning: The Sharing Economy Comes to Emerging Markets
Editor’s note: This post is the first installment in NextBillion’s series, “GlobalDev Buzzwords: Hype or Real Impact,” — one of several topic areas we’ll be covering through special series this year. Click here for more details on our 2018 series. Want to understand one impetus behind the emerg...
Building BoP Ecosystems: Register for the 2018 BoP Global Network Summit, April 18 – 20, New Delhi, India
The most popular buzzword at the 2015 BoP Global Network Summit was “BoP Ecosystem” (a participant tracked 32 counts of the term in one panel). Heads nodded in agreement as decision makers and industry experts made strong cases for working together to achieve scale and multiply impact. Unfortunat...
Finance Responds to Climate Change: How ‘Recovery Lending’ Can Help Victims of Weather-Related Disasters
Only a hardened climate change sceptic could deny the huge increase in catastrophic hurricanes, droughts, floods and other extreme weather-related events in recent years. We have witnessed it first-hand of late with the mudslides in California and “snow bomb” conditions on the East Coast of the U...
Closing the Gap: Identifying Key Challenges for the Missing Middle SMEs in Francophone West Africa
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries face a classic conundrum when it comes to securing finance. Most constitute the “missing middle,” as they are considered too big for microfinance institutions (MFIs) and too small or risky for traditional finance providers suc...
Why Impact Investing is the Next Big Move for Grameen America
Since it was launched 10 years ago, Grameen America has been funded mainly by traditional philanthropy and concessionary capital from foundations, charitable organizations, individual investors and commercial lenders. Although traditional philanthropy will always be core to Grameen America’s fund...
Why the Next Steve Jobs Could Be From Pakistan
I recently had the opportunity to spend time with author and professor Elmira Bayrasli. I was truly inspired after reading her book “From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places,” and recently invited her to speak to students and faculty at the University of Mich...
The End of a Debate? India Highlights the Dominance of For-Profit Capital in Impact Investing
Can impact investing be as commercially viable as mainstream investing – or does it work better as a nonprofit model, or as a less-profitable niche in the broader investing space? This question remains widely debated, even as more and more empirical evidence has demonstrated the commercial succes...
Inclusive Innovation: How Two Mobile Technology Startups are Changing the Game in Microfinance
Securing a bank loan can hardly be called an easy or pleasant task for anyone. But for many in the developing world, it’s even more difficult. An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to formal financial services, increasing their vulnerability and making it difficult to break the cy...
Coming of Age: Why Consolidation in the Impact Investing Industry is a Great Thing
For many in the world of social enterprise and impact investing, 2017 was a year of intense reflection. Radically shifting government policies and ongoing social unrest forced us to revisit our strategies. Times were tough; and yet, all that turmoil had a silver lining because it underscored the ...