Chad Market Profile

December 9, 2014 - 9:56am from MicroCapital
Millicom International Cellular, a Luxembourg-based telecommunications company that operates the brand Tigo, recently announced that its Tanzanian unit will distribute third quarter profits of TZS 3 billion (USD 1.8 million) to users and agents of Tigo Pesa, a mobile money service accessed by 3.6 million customers. This is the second round of profit distribution, after it paid TZS 14.25 billion (USD 8.64 million) three months earlier. The higher amount disbursed in the first round ...
November 24, 2014 - 2:00pm from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
This is the sixth post in our series of blogs by graduate students on the job market this year. Interventions during early childhood have begun to gain importance in the social policy agenda in developing countries. These interventions have been mostly designed to address health, nutritional and cognitive deficiencies; and have shown to positively impact children’s development and nutritional outcomes, as well as socio-emotional abilities (Schady, 2006). Less ...
September 26, 2014 - 3:02pm from Private Sector Development Blog
Fortalecer la competitividad, la capacidad de adaptación al cambio climático y las industrias locales innovadoras. Sin mencionar, el mejoramiento del acceso al agua potable y a la energía asequible y, al mismo tiempo, la creación de empleos locales ecológicos. No todos los días estos múltiples objetivos confluyen en una oportunidad que está lista para que sea aprovechada por los países en desarrollo.  ¿Cómo se puede conseguir esto? Tal como lo destaca el nuevo informe ...
September 24, 2014 - 5:53pm from The Microfinance Research Blog
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August 27, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the US-based World Bank Group, recently announced that it will enter into an advisory services agreement with Airtel Zambia, a subsidiary of the Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel. Under the agreement, Airtel Zambia will receive advisory services valued at USD 1 million from IFC over a period of three years. The aim of the advisory project is to increase access to mobile financial services in ...
August 15, 2014 - 4:39pm from Symbiotics Group Newsletters
Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously.
August 6, 2014 - 10:44am from Microfinance Focus
15:30 to 17:00 CST: Financial capability means equipping an individual with both practical skills and access to useful financial products, permitting them to manage their money in a way that both minimizes risk and enhance their ...
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 ...