Guinea Market Profile

April 21, 2014 - 4:45pm from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the US-based World Bank Group, recently announced a USD 15 million subordinated bond investment in Banco de Finanzas, a Nicaragua-based commercial bank that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Panama-based bank holding company Grupo Banco de Finanzas. IFC will underwrite USD 3.75 million of the purchase, and the remaining USD 11.3 million will be underwritten by the IFC Capitalization Fund, an equity and subordinated ...
March 7, 2014 - 5:02pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Amanda Lotz, Financial Inclusion 2020 Consultant, CFI Tomorrow, people around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. In honor of the day, and the tremendous impact that financial services can have for women, we’d like to highlight some of the top resources from the past year that focus on financial inclusion of women. Though there are many great resources out there, below are a ...
February 25, 2014 - 1:52am from Google news - microfinance
Micro finance course for church membersSolomon StarTHE ongoing micro finance expansion project (MEP) will give Papua New Guineans knowledge on how to deal with financial matters and banking ...
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
February 10, 2014 - 3:22pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
West African migrants appear increasingly to be seeking opportunities in emerging economies on the continent, rather than attempting to cross to Europe, according to scrutiny of 10 years of data covering expelled ...
January 22, 2014 - 5:15pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Less than seven months ago I was invited to the G8 in London by David Cameron to make the case for tackling corruption through transparency. I participated because it was clear the world's wealthiest leaders finally understood that to deal with this complex problem, an international response was needed. ...
December 10, 2013 - 6:55pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Caitlin Sanford, Lanna Lome-Ieremia, and Sameer Chand, Bankable Frontier Associates, Central Bank of Samoa, and Reserve Bank of Fiji Another version of this post is published on the Alliance for Financial Inclusion website.
November 19, 2013 - 9:11pm from MIX Recent Features
While mobile money has only recently begun to reshape the financial inclusion landscape in Senegal, a well-established microfinance sector, the largest in the West African Economic and Monetary Union[1] (WAEMU) with
November 19, 2013 - 9:11pm from MIX Updates
While mobile money has only recently begun to reshape the financial inclusion landscape in Senegal, a well-established microfinance sector, the largest in the West African Economic and Monetary Union[1] (WAEMU) with
November 7, 2013 - 8:55pm from MicroCapital
Micro Pension Foundation, an Indian nonprofit that helps low-income households gain access to microsavings products, and Visa Incorporated, a US-based payments technology company, reportedly are partnering to establish the “Micro Pension Financial Inclusion Lab” [1]. The lab aims to develop, test, and create new technologies such as mobile and prepaid payment cards to serve the underbanked population [2]. The lab also aims to create new micro pension products. The foundation serves ...
November 7, 2013 - 1:49am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
Philippines: "MFIs downplay debts"
October 31, 2013 - 9:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
It is certainly in vogue for those in power to make high-profile pledges on openness and transparency. Speeches and policy documents are increasingly littered with references to open data, "partnerships" and the acronyms of the various international ...
October 1, 2013 - 1:37pm from Microfinance Africa
The Microfinance Institutions (MFI) in Andhra Pradesh are being driven away by the provisions of the APMFI Act and the developments that followed, according to the industry. While the largest and only listed MFI has shifted its base to Mumbai, others like Basix, Spandana, Share and Asmitha are spreading to other States in India and abroad. The MFIs in the State clocked losses of over Rs. 6,500 crore in Andhra Pradesh following the APMFI Act, 2011 which is intended to ...
September 14, 2013 - 5:41pm from MicroCapital
Orange, a France-based telecommunications corporation, recently partnered with Visa Incorporated, a US-based payments technology company, to launch an enhanced system of mobile payment services for subscribers of Orange Money, Orange’s mobile money service, in Botswana. Orange Money customers currently can use their mobile phones to transfer funds to any mobile phone subscriber, buy airtime and pay bills. The new Orange and Visa partnership reportedly will enable Orange Money subscribers ...
September 12, 2013 - 6:00am from MicroCapital
The Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG), the nation’s central bank, the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP), a UN-sponsored initiative that provides financial services to poor people, and the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI), a coordinating entity for financial inclusion strategies in the country, met in August 2013 to discuss extending financial inclusion to 1.6 million unbanked and underbanked Papua New Guineans, of which 50 percent are low income women, by 2015. ...
September 5, 2013 - 4:58am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
In 2012, Australia reported spending $5.4bn (£3.2m) on official development assistance (ODA), making it the eighth-largest aid donor in the Organisation for Economic ...
September 2, 2013 - 10:00am from MicroCapital
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), an Australia-based bank, and Fiserv, a US-based financial services technology provider, reportedly have partnered to provide mobile money services to people lacking access to traditional financial services in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The partnership will allow ANZ customers to send money to family members, pay bills, purchase airtime top-ups and view account balances and account history through their ...
August 28, 2013 - 7:34am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Australia has become accustomed to dominating the development agenda in the South Pacific, setting priorities and determining the best policy responses. But Australia, like other traditional donors in the region, faces growing competition that is causing it to rethink how it delivers its aid in the region.As in other ...
August 22, 2013 - 12:50pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Australia was once considered one of the world's most generous aid donors. More recently, Canberra has been criticised for pushing back plans to increase aid spending and for diverting money from overseas development projects to help pay for controversial asylum-seeker schemes at home and in Papua New Guinea (PNG).Oxfam has accused the ...
August 16, 2013 - 10:19am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
A decade has passed since Liberia began moving towards peace. It was 18 August 2003, and I was in Caux, Switzerland, one of 23 participants on an applied peace studies course.The irony of that coincidence was not lost on me. While I learned about the theoretical trappings of violence and peace – two sides of the same coin – ...