Guinea Market Profile

August 22, 2014 - 9:32am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
We dodged bullets during the war, now Ebola is going to kill us? my aunt asked me in distress one evening in mid-July, as we sat commiserating at my house on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberias capital.Back then, Ebola seemed like a looming threat in the way that armed conflict had 15 years earlier. But by the end of the month, the Liberian government had
August 15, 2014 - 6:11pm from BRAC Blog
As The New York Times reported this week, the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa will soon eclipse all other previous outbreaks combined in terms of death toll.
July 8, 2014 - 10:29am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The role of the international community in current crises in the Central African Republic and northern Nigeria may be mired in confusion, but it can do something about the Ebola epidemic in west Africa.The outbreak of the virus, which started in Guinea and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, is the
June 27, 2014 - 4:25pm from BRAC Blog
Fears are rising in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading out of control. I spoke to Tapan Karmakar, country representative of BRAC Sierra Leone. “People are now afraid,” he told me. Additional funding is needed for community health ...
June 12, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Canberra-based government agency responsible for Australia’s international relations, trade and development assistance programs, reportedly will fund a three-year program with AUD 14.15 million (USD 13.13 million) to support the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP). PFIP is an initiative of the United Nations, which aims to assist “disadvantaged households”[1] with access to financial services in the Pacific region. ...
May 9, 2014 - 7:04pm from BRAC Blog
Sweet Mother. This song is an African anthem from the highlife era of the 1970s. It is a tune that speaks of the love, gratitude, appreciation and admiration that most children reserve for their mothers. It celebrates the universal bond between mother and child. In that spirit, I would like to tell you about two special mothers and how the vision, sacrifice and hard work of one brought me to the other. The first story is about my own mother, Jamilah. She came of age ...
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 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 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 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 ...