Guinea-Bissau Market Profile

November 30, 2014 - 9:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The acquittal of those involved in the tragic story of Sohair al-Bata’a, who died after undergoing FGM, highlights the need for Egypt to outlaw the practiceWith the first prosecutions under way in the UK and Guinea-Bissau, an increased focus on strengthening the law in
October 17, 2014 - 1:24pm from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
Leonard Wantchekon on the “curse of the good soil” and insufficient investment in rural infrastructure. From the Harvard Business Review: experiment with organizational change before going all in. Owen Ozier on
February 14, 2014 - 11:38am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
In July 2003, African leaders meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, committed to allocating 10% of their national budgets to agriculture by 2008, and to increasing annual agricultural growth to 6% of GDP. Their aim: to eliminate hunger, and reduce poverty and food insecurity. Their instrument of choice: the
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 ...
May 21, 2013 - 12:19pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The African Union (AU) is now 50 years old. Amid the celebrations this week, the AU – which was established as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)
January 30, 2013 - 4:15pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
While the developing world's emerging middle class has more than doubled in size over the past decade – the number of people classified as near poor has also been on the rise, new ...
December 12, 2012 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
At a recent conference held in Dakar, Senegal, a representative of the Central Bank of West African States (also known by the French acronym BCEAO) asked West African banks to decrease the interest rates they charge borrowers. The governor of BCEAO, Tiemoko Meyliet Kone, reportedly stated that banks should, “strengthen transparency rules when it comes to accessing customer information and apply a fair price on banking services.” Members of the Association Professionnelle des Banques et ...
July 18, 2012 - 8:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
South African politicians have been falling over themselves to congratulate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the country's home affairs minister, after she won the elections to lead the African Union on Sunday evening. But there is no doubt that for many ...
June 1, 2012 - 11:55am from Microfinance Nigeria
Agnes Soucat, African Development Bank (AfDB), human development Director, has said that remittances and microfinance were the two key components of the bank’s inclusive financial services. “Access to finance is a key component of our new human capital development strategy,” he said. “Increasing opportunities for the poor and marginalised and particularly for the African youth is crucial in order to ensure social inclusion as well as job creation,” Soucat said at one of the ...
June 1, 2012 - 11:51am from Microfinance Africa
Agnes Soucat, African Development Bank (AfDB), human development Director, has said that remittances and microfinance were the two key components of the bank’s inclusive financial services. “Access to finance is a key component of our new human capital development strategy,” he said. “Increasing ...
May 4, 2012 - 3:47pm from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, has partnered with the eight countries of the West African Monetary Union (UEMOA in French) to increase access to finance for the region’s small-scale businesses. IFC is developing private credit bureaus and sharing information with UEMOA in an effort to improve awareness of credit in the region, lower operations costs and improve risk mitigation. No timeframe for the project was ...
July 20, 2011 - 8:40am from Morocco Microfinance Blog
African Development Bank Group in collaboration with Government of Spain established the Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF) for scaling up capacity building efforts of the financial sector in rural Africa. The fund is inviting applications for innovative projects that increase transparency within the Microfinance Sector.The Fund will specifically focus on ...
June 7, 2011 - 3:01pm from Microfinance Nigeria
From AllAfrica.com Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), the leading pan-African banking group, and Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to promote mobile banking services across Africa. Under the terms of the MOU, Ecobank and Airtel plan to explore ...
June 3, 2011 - 3:41am from MicroCapital
US-based nonprofit MFTransparency and the 24-member Association of MicroFinance Institutions of Zambia (AMIZ) will co-host a workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, on June 6, 2011, effectively launching the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Zambia, the goal of which is to publish comparable cost data on microfinance products to help poor people make informed decisions when borrowing. Under the headship of MFTransparency, the workshop will provide training on pricing transparency to local ...
May 29, 2011 - 2:14pm from MicroCapital
MFTransparency, a US-based nongovernmental organization that provides information on credit products and pricing, recently announced plans to expand its Transparent Pricing Initiative to Guinea Bissau and Tanzania with the objective of collecting and publishing pricing data for microfinance products offered in each country and providing training on financial literacy for microfinance clients.MFTransparency will collaborate with the local microfinance institution (MFI) network ...