Microfinance in Malawi:
Key statistics, MFIs, networks, funders and service providers.
The latest articles about microfinance in Malawi.
0June 18, 2013 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
At the nutrition for growth summit, held in London this month, Malawi became a member of the G8's new alliance for food security and nutrition. This is a tremendous opportunity to accelerate my government's efforts to generate
0June 13, 2013 - 6:30am from AidData: The First Tranche
The current aid effectiveness debate largely relies on cross-national evidence. This post introduces an innovative measurement technique to evaluate sub-national aid effectiveness. I introduce night light intensity as a measure of the relative level of economic activity in an area, and combine this dataset with a comprehensive geocoded aid dataset, which makes it possible to undertake a first-of-its-kind spatial analysis of aid effectiveness.Disaggregated ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Caterpillar Foundation Donates $19m to Opportunity International to Reach 17m People in Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaJune 13, 2013 - 5:40am from MicroCapital
Opportunity International, a US-based nonprofit organization that provides financial services to poor people in 24 countries, recently announced that Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of US-based equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., has granted Opportunity two multi-year donations totaling USD 19.2 million . The first commitment is a three-year, USD 10 million donation that will establish small business lending, savings services and financial training across nine ...
0June 12, 2013 - 11:17am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
On Saturday, at the nutrition for growth summit, we listened to President Joyce Banda of Malawi discuss her commitment to addressing malnutrition in her country. After hearing Banda's plan to leverage investment ...
The Girls’ Education Challenge: Investing in business innovation and partnerships for girls’ educationMay 30, 2013 - 8:40am from Mobile Money for the Unbanked
Great to hear that the second funding round of the Strategic Partnerships stream of The Girls’ Education Challenge is now open. As you may have read previously, this Challenge will provide match-funding to support strategic partnerships that have ...
0May 29, 2013 - 2:06pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Thirty sub-Saharan African countries appear to have accelerated progress towards meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs) over the past three years, according to analysis from anti-poverty group ONE, which aims to up-end perceptions of the region as wholly off track.Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana and Uganda are among sub-Saharan ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Star Microinsurance Company of Ghana Pays Insurance Claims to Kantamanto Fire Victims through MicroEnsure, Advans GhanaMay 28, 2013 - 4:18pm from MicroCapital
Ghana-based Star Microinsurance Company Limited reportedly has paid some of the victims of the Kantamanto and Agbogbloshie markets fire outbreak in the Ghanian city of Accra a total insurance claim of GHS 115,000 (USD 57,629) through its partners MicroEnsure Ghana, an insurance intermediary and subsidiary of US-based nonprofit Opportunity International, and Advans Ghana Savings and Loans, a non-bank financial institution that focuses on micro enterprise. 
0May 17, 2013 - 6:48pm from Savings Revolution blog
Thanks to Louise Smith who sent a link to the site of World Renew, an organization I had never heard of. Sorry, World Renew! The site has a great promotional video from Malawi. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, scroll to about 1:05 minutes into it, where there is a very lively savings group meeting. I love the infectious energy, and the fact that the person who opens the box apparently has to keep dancing the entire time. ...
0May 15, 2013 - 9:14am from AidData: The First Tranche
If you needed reliable and comprehensive data on development finance flowing into your country, where would you go? We often assume that the most detailed and accurate records are maintained by the organizations directly involved. The OECD-DAC donors regularly report their data through the Creditor Reporting System (CRS), and recipient governments maintain their own databases of external financing, some of which are open to the public. So you would go to one of those official sources, ...
0May 9, 2013 - 11:15am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Cervical cancer vaccines for the developing world will cost $4.50 a dose, says the Gavi Alliance. That is $13.50 per young woman, because each needs three shots. It is a small price to pay for preventing
0May 7, 2013 - 12:44pm from Financial Access Initiative Blog
Program evaluations and policy proposals are only as good as the data upon which they are based. Although we all know this to be true, discussions about the reliability of data, especially self-reported data, have only recently emerged in the field of development economics. The other week, I highlighted two papers from the Journal of Development Economics’
0May 1, 2013 - 1:52pm from AidData: The First Tranche
In this post, we respond to Deborah Brautigam’s review of our Chinese development finance data collection project. Our initiative is premised on the idea that we should open our data and methods to criticism in order to improve them. To this end, we provided all users with a methodology that describes all our procedures and methods. In ...
0April 29, 2013 - 6:00am from AidData: The First Tranche
AidData is releasing a new database that captures China's development finance activities in Africa. The website, china.aiddata.org, and the database will go live today at 4:00 PM EST in conjunction with a public event at the
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, International Finance Corporation, African Capitalization Fund Buy 34% of UT Bank of Ghana for $23mApril 23, 2013 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft GmbH (DEG), a German development finance institution; the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the commercial arm of the US-based World Bank Group, and the African Capitalization Fund (ACF), a US-based investment fund managed by IFC subsidiary IFC Asset Management Company recently placed an equity investment totaling approximately GHS 46 million (USD 23.3 million) in UT Bank Limited, a publicly-traded Ghanaian bank that offers ...
MICROFINANCE PAPER WRAP-UP: “Why People Do Not Buy Microinsurance and What Can We Do About It;” by Michal Matul, Aparna Dalal, Ombeline De Bock and Wouler Gelade; published by Microinsurance Innovation FacilityApril 18, 2013 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
By Michal Matul, Aparna Dalal, Ombeline De Bock and Wouler Gelade, published by Microinsurance Innovation Facility, February 2013, 31 pages, available at: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/mifacility/download/mpaper20_buy.pdf This paper published by the Microinsurance Innovation Facility, a Switzerland-based initiative of the UN’s International Labour ...
0April 15, 2013 - 3:07pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Arielle Salomon, Account Manager, Entrepreneurial Finance Lab Providing financial services to entrepreneurs is a challenging operation in developing countries where small businesses may be isolated in a rural village without reliable roads or internet coverage. Service providers must pay the high costs of employing ...
0April 9, 2013 - 1:18pm from Microfinance Africa
Casablanca, Morocco, 9th April, 2013 - MicroFinance Transparency is organizing a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco to mark the official launch the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Morocco. The Initiative is ...
0April 9, 2013 - 1:16pm from Microfinance Nigeria
Casablanca, Morocco, 9th April, 2013 - MicroFinance Transparency is organizing a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco to mark the official launch the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Morocco. The Initiative is sponsored by the Netherlands Platform for Microfinance (NPM) and delivered in partnership with Planet Rating and Centre Mohammed VI de Soutien à la Microfinance Solidaire (CMS). The Transparent Pricing ...
0April 9, 2013 - 12:48pm from Reserve Bank of India Notifications
RBI/2012-13/474 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.97 April 9, 2013 To All Category - I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam / Sir, Exim Bank's Line of Credit of USD 76.50 million to the Government of the Republic of Malawi
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Opportunity International, MicroEnsure Launch Savings-Linked Education Insurance Program, EduSave, in MalawiApril 8, 2013 - 10:06pm from MicroCapital
Opportunity International, a US-based development nonprofit, and its subsidiary MicroEnsure, a UK-based nonprofit microinsurance intermediary, have announced the launch in Malawi of a savings-linked education insurance product called EduSave. Through EduSave, a saver who maintains a balance of at least USD 15 in his or her account automatically qualifies for a minimum of USD 75 in free insurance coverage to pay for his or her children’s school fees should the saver die or become ...
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