Chad Market Profile

July 8, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Chadian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the governmental body charged with organizing and implementing development projects in the country, to support the development of leasing options for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Chad. As a result of this agreement, IFC plans to lay the groundwork for leasing options for ...
March 26, 2014 - 3:27pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI Accurately assessing financial inclusion levels is fundamental for guiding inclusion efforts, but doing so on a large scale remains an issue, in spite of a growing supply of data and resources. A new composite index from the International Monetary Fund aims to change this. The new tool incorporates multiple inclusion dimensions and advanced ...
March 18, 2014 - 3:36pm from MicroCapital
Millicom International Cellular, a Luxembourg-based telecommunications company also known as Tigo, recently introduced a cross-border mobile money transfer service between Rwanda and Tanzania that includes currency conversion. The service allows Tigo Cash and Tigo Pesa mobile banking subscribers in Rwanda and Tanzania, respectively, to send money to each other using their mobile phones [1]. According to Mr Maramba, General Manager for Tigo Rwanda, the service is intended to provide ...
February 27, 2014 - 4:16pm from IFMR Blog
Below post is cross-posted from our Financing Small Cities Blog. In a three-part interview series Vishnu Prasad of IFMR Finance Foundation speaks with Dr. Shlomo (Solly) Angel, adjunct professor at NYU and senior research scholar at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project, about India’s urban housing crisis, urban governance challenges in India, the enduring legacy of the ...
February 21, 2014 - 7:15am from Acumen Fund Blog
Acumen is proud to launch our newest leadership program this year in India, and we’re excited to announce the selection of inaugural class of India Fellows. After a competitive selection process, we’ve chosen are a diverse group of 21 inspiring individuals who are fighting poverty and changing lives of people all over India. Each Fellow is driving an innovative social change ...
February 18, 2014 - 4:33pm from The Microfinance Research Blog
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January 30, 2014 - 4:27pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
As the UN and the African Union (AU) grapple with crises in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), the publication of an African Development Bank (AfDB) report on ending conflict and building peace in Africa is nothing if not timely.The
January 20, 2014 - 1:43pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Belatedly, the world is awakening to the reality in Central African Republic (CAR). With last week's warning of a potential ...
October 23, 2013 - 2:21am from MicroCapital
Bharti Airtel (Airtel), an Indian telecommunications company, recently partnered with EcoBank, an African commercial bank, to expand mobile banking services in Africa. Airtel customers with an Ecobank account will be able to pay bills, check account balances and transfer money using their mobile phone. The service currently is set up in seven African countries and expected to be launched in 10 more in the future. As of August 2012, Airtel reported total assets of USD 636 billion, ...
July 22, 2013 - 3:00pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The true extent of female genital mutilation or cutting is huge and revealed on Monday in a report ...
July 22, 2013 - 3:00pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The true extent of female genital mutilation or cutting is huge and revealed on Monday in a report ...
June 5, 2013 - 5:00am from MicroCapital
The Ghanaian branch of Luxembourg-based telecommunication firm Millicom International Cellular, which is also known as Tigo and has operations in 15 African and Latin American countries; EB Accion, a Ghana-based microfinance institution (MFI) affiliated with Togo-based Ecobank Group and US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Accion; Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, a London-based charity focused on technology and access to finance; and the United States Agency for International ...
April 14, 2013 - 4:21pm from MicroCapital
Luxembourg-based telecommunication firm Millicom International Cellular, also known as Tigo, has launched A mobile banking operations in Chad.  The service, known as Tigo Cash, operates in partnership with Orabank, a Lomé based commercial bank. Airtel of India released its mobile banking product, Airtel Money, in July 2012 in partnership with Ecobank, a Togo-based commercial bank with operations in 29 African countries. Both Airtel Money and Tigo Cash allow users to conduct money ...
April 11, 2013 - 11:01pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
A global plan to save the lives of the 2 million children who die from pneumonia and diarrhoea every year – the most common causes of death in children – is launched on Friday and deserving of much applause. It is not just about vaccines and it is not just about clean water, but about pushing forward on ...
April 8, 2013 - 6:15am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
“FNB takes mobile money to Zim”
April 3, 2013 - 1:20am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
“Mobile banking is taking off in Chad”
April 3, 2013 - 12:58am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
“Mobile banking is taking off in Chad”
March 18, 2013 - 6:30am from AidData: The First Tranche
Open Data Changing the World This week the Harvard Business Review argued that “we need open data to change the world,” encouraging organizations to adopt a default position “to share all the data you can.”  This principle is reflected in the
February 19, 2013 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Mali, long on the international backburner, is now having its moment in prime-time. Media from around the world have breathlessly covered the lightning offensive by French and Malian military forces and
January 31, 2013 - 2:12pm from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
Co-authored with Richard Akresh and Harounan Kazianga Social safety nets are actively promoted in developing countries both as responses to financial crises and as mechanisms to alleviate poverty. Conditional cash transfers, which are now common in Latin America but remain rare in other regions, are also seen a way to reduce future poverty by investing in the human capital of the next generation (Fiszbein and Schady, 2009). While both ...