Weekly links October 17: how to do organizational change, extortion and schooling, what’s new in microfinance evidence, and more…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
0October 17, 2014 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
If I asked you to name the most important things we need in order to tackle the Ebola outbreak, I bet bureaucrats would come pretty far down your list. Doctors, nurses, beds, protective equipment, public information campaigns, diagnostic labs and many more would all spring to mind before the bureaucrat. But without bureaucrats and bureaucracy, we wont beat ...
0September 30, 2014 - 2:08am from Microfinance Pasifika RSS Feed
0September 30, 2014 - 1:37am from Microfinance Pasifika RSS Feed
0September 18, 2014 - 2:41pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI #455324220 / gettyimages.com New World Bank analysis indicates that along with the already devastating loss of life, the Ebola outbreak could cause “potentially catastrophic” ...
0August 28, 2014 - 10:08am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Small island developing states in Asia-Pacific are at a development crossroads. Some have achieved middle-income status. The classification is based on several indicators, one being economic. Some are also ranked as medium human development, a measure of achievement ...
0August 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
0August 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.
0July 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
0June 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 ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade Donates $13m to Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP)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” with access to financial services in the Pacific region. ...
0May 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 ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC), IFC Capitalization Fund Invest $15m in Subordinated Debt in Nicaragua-based Banco de Finanzas (BDF)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 ...
0March 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 ...
0February 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 ...
0February 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
0February 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 ...
0January 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. ...
0December 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.
MIX UpdatesNovember 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 (WAEMU) with