Guinea Market Profile

April 26, 2016 - 9:07am from MIX Updates
Date:  Tue, 2016-04-26 The data and analysis is based on self-reported numbers of financial and operating numbers for FY 2013 and FY 2014, for a total of 9 FSPs in the country. The financial analysis is based on the audited financial statements of FSPs for FY 2013 and FY 2014. The benchmark values have been presented at three different levels, i.e. Total, Median and Averages (simple and weighted averages as stated) across all the ...
April 26, 2016 - 9:07am from MIX Recent Features
Date:  Tue, 2016-04-26 The data and analysis is based on self-reported numbers of financial and operating numbers for FY 2013 and FY 2014, for a total of 9 FSPs in the country. The financial analysis is based on the audited financial statements of FSPs for FY 2013 and FY 2014. The benchmark values have been presented at three different levels, i.e. Total, Median and Averages (simple and weighted averages as stated) across all the ...
April 26, 2016 - 9:07am from MIX Publications on East Asia and the Pacific
Date:  Tue, 2016-04-26 The data and analysis is based on self-reported numbers of financial and operating numbers for FY 2013 and FY 2014, for a total of 9 FSPs in the country. The financial analysis is based on the audited financial statements of FSPs for FY 2013 and FY 2014. The benchmark values have been presented at three different levels, i.e. Total, Median and Averages (simple and weighted averages as stated) across all the ...
March 10, 2016 - 2:45pm from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
What is a large effect size? In the Huffington Post, Robert Slavin educational research and finds average effect sizes differ depending on whether the sample size is small or large, and non-experimental (matching) or randomized – and comes up with the table below. The average effect size for a randomized evaluation on a large sample is 0.11 S.D. compared to 0.32 S.D. ...
February 1, 2016 - 1:00am from MicroCapital
Banque Centrale des Etats de L’Afrique (BCEAO), the central bank for eight West African countries, and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), a development finance institution affiliated with the Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank, recently agreed to provide USD 30 million to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). This region includes, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, ...
November 20, 2015 - 11:04am from Google news - microfinance
SPECIAL REPORT: Crédit Rural de Guinée Wins $110k European Microfinance Award ...MicroCapitalCrédit Rural de Guinée (CRG) has been ...
November 20, 2015 - 10:54am from MicroCapital
Crédit Rural de Guinée (CRG) has been announced as the winner of the 6th European Microfinance Award, focusing this year on Microfinance in Post-disaster, Post-conflict Areas & Fragile States, for its innovative response to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. The Award was presented during ...
October 25, 2015 - 1:21am from MicroCapital
Two firms based in Sri Lanka, Commercial Bank of Ceylon and Ceylinco Insurance, and Bima, a Sweden-based microinsurance service provider, recently launched an insurance program to protect microborrowers against permanent disability and accidental death. The insurance product suite includes three categories: Silver, Gold and Platinum, with monthly premiums of LKR 150 (USD 1.06), LKR 300 (USD 2.13) and LKR 600 (USD 4.26) respectively, providing accident coverage of LKR 1 million (USD ...
September 30, 2015 - 10:12am from MicroCapital
Event Name: European Microfinance Week 2015 Event Dates: November 18-20, 2015 Event Location: Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg Cost: The standard registration fee is EUR 650 (USD 730) with a rate of EUR 250 (USD 280) offered to members of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP). Students may apply for a discounted price of EUR 100 (USD 112). Event Summary: European Microfinance Week is an annual event organized by e-MFP and supported by the Luxembourg ...
September 27, 2015 - 5:37am from MicroCapital
The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), a Luxembourg-based network of approximately 120 microfinance individuals and organizations, has announced that there are three finalists for the Sixth European Microfinance Award, which is themed “Microfinance in Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict Areas & Fragile States” for 2015 [1]. The selected institutions are Crédit Rural de Guinée, a microfinance institution (MFI) created by the Guinean government and the French government’s Agénce ...
July 27, 2015 - 10:24am from MicroCapital
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending bank of the European Union, has introduced the Pacific Microfinance Facility, a program that aims to support community projects and micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) in the Pacific region [1]. EIB reportedly plans to provide up to EUR 30 million (USD 32.9 million) in loans to “locals partners” on unspecified Pacific islands for on-lending to such efforts. According to Pim van Ballekom, the Vice President of EIB, ...
July 3, 2015 - 4:47am from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group; and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (Ecobank), a commercial bank based in Lome, Togo, with operations in 36 African countries, recently announced the launch of a risk-sharing credit facility in the amount of USD 110 million. The agreement is intended to increase access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in “fragile and conflict-affected states” [1] in West and Central Africa. The ...
July 1, 2015 - 3:30pm from MicroCapital
During the opening plenary session of African Microfinance Week, also known as Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance (SAM), the hot topic was partnerships, especially those that support value chains. André Okou of the African Development Bank, explained that his organization aims “to create new synergy by approaching the value chain in an integrated fashion – supporting all parts of the chain, including non-agricultural ...
June 6, 2015 - 1:10am from MicroCapital
The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP), a Fiji-based United Nations initiative that attempts to extend financial services to unbanked Pacific Islanders, and Bima, a Sweden-based microinsurance provider that partners with mobile operators, recently launched an effort with the support of the European Union, the Australian government and the Bank of Papua New Guinea to provide two microinsurance products in Papua New Guinea (PNG) [1]. Bima will provide approximately 75,000 life ...
June 2, 2015 - 4:55pm from Microfinance Africa
A new report by Oxfam has revealed that international companies cheated Africa out of $11 billion in 2010. The report titled “Africa: Rising for the Few” released yesterday revealed that the loss is equivalent to more than six times the amount needed to deliver universal primary healthcare in the Ebola-affected countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. “The companies achieved this through just one of the tricks used by multinational companies to reduce ...
June 1, 2015 - 4:39pm from Microfinance Africa
(Dakar – Senegal) There is an ample scope of Islamic banking and finance in western African region and Senegal can play a vital role in elevating it through the countries. It was spoken by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) while attending an international seminar on Takaful that was held at Dakar Senegal. Delegates from Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Guinea and other neighboring countries of western Africa ...
May 25, 2015 - 1:05am from MicroCapital
Event Name: 5th Pacific Microfinance Week 2015: Next Mile Financial Services in the Pacific Event Date: September 21-25, 2015 Event Location: Heritage Park Hotel, Honiara, Solomon Islands Event Summary: Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW) 2015 is a series of workshops, field visits and formal conference sessions focusing on providers of financial services for poor people in the Pacific region. The topics that will be discussed include digital finance and delivery ...
May 18, 2015 - 10:58am from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the US-based World Bank Group that offers financial services to businesses and governments in developing countries with the aim of increasing economic growth, recently announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with the government of Guinea-Bissau. The aim of the agreement is to expand access to finance for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via the establishment of a leasing industry that would serve the ...
May 17, 2015 - 1:02am from MicroCapital
The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently committed to shifting all government payments, including government salaries and social protection payments, to electronic form, with the goal of increasing security, transparency, financial inclusion and convenience [1]. To facilitate the effort, PNG has joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, a US-based non-governmental organization that advocates for governments, the private sector and development organizations to electronic ...
May 13, 2015 - 9:30am from Private Sector Development Blog
Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. This latest blog post should start with a mea culpa. Indeed, my 2015 work plan for public-private dialogue (PPD) did start in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, not Copenhagen. However, who can swear that he never tweaked a title a tiny bit to make it catchier?   While Dushanbe hosted the very productive First Regional PPD Forum in the “stans,” the