Peru Market Profile

December 15, 2014 - 4:58pm from CGAP Microfinance Blog
In Peru, the average recipient of a conditional cash transfer payment has to travel five hours to get to the nearest bank branch or ATM, spending 10% of the payment in transportation costs along the way. As of the first quarter of 2014, there were 700,000 beneficiaries of the JUNTOS program, a conditional cash transfer program run by the Peruvian government. These beneficiares were primarily women classified as poor or extremely poor, as determined by the national census, and who have ...
December 15, 2014 - 5:21am from Google news - microfinance
MICROFINANCE PAPER WRAP-UP: Peru, Colombia, the Philippines Top 2014 ...MicroCapitalAccording to the Global ...
December 15, 2014 - 5:15am from MicroCapital
According to the Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment 2014, a recent report by the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Peru is the top country in enabling microfinance for the seventh consecutive year. The Latin American and Caribbean and East and South Asia are in a tie this year for the highest regional scores while the Middle East and North African region have the lowest scores. Peru finished with a score of 87 out of 100, which was attributed ...
December 13, 2014 - 2:25pm from About Microfinance
  Highlights of Day 1 – September 3, 2014 This year’s summit was held from September 3-5, 2014 in Merida, Mexico. Approximately 900 people from 75 countries, comprised of practitioners, regulators, academics and other professionals were in attendance. Presentations were made in English and ...
December 12, 2014 - 4:08pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI #109419838 / gettyimages.com Last week the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced substantial increases throughout the country’s microfinance market: growth in the volume of ...
December 11, 2014 - 1:50am 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 will provide USD 18 million to La Positva Seguros Generales, a Peru-based insurance company, through a convertible subordinated loan to expand the availability of insurance to disadvantaged populations within Peru. La Positiva Seguros Generales ...
December 10, 2014 - 6:06pm from Innovations for Poverty Action Blog
Laura Burke   Development policy should be redesigned to reflect new insights about human behavior, according to a new World Bank report. The report calls on the development community to shift its agenda based on new insights in behavioral economics, and supports this proposal with findings from numerous IPA evaluations, including our work on commitment devices, reminders, and peer networks.   “Development economics and policy are due for a redesign,” according to World ...
December 9, 2014 - 1:25pm from Microfinance Africa
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) names the Philippines as the top country in East and South Asia and the third in the world, with the most conducive environment for financial inclusion. In EIU’s maiden edition of the “Global Microscope on the Enabling Environment for Financial Inclusion”, the Philippines together with 54 other countries around the world, were assessed using 12 indicators that measure government support for financial inclusion; regulatory and supervisory ...
December 8, 2014 - 7:26pm from MicroCapital
Absolute Portfolio Management (APM), an arm of Austria-based asset management group C-Quadrat, recently informed MicroCapital that it disbursed credits totaling approximately USD 11 million from its two Vision Microfinance funds, the Dual Return Fund-Vision Microfinance and the Dual Return Fund-Vision Microfinance Local Currency, to unspecified microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico and India. Of the total, USD 1 million was disbursed to an ...
November 26, 2014 - 5:20am from MicroCapital
FairTrade Access Fund (FAF), an affiliate of German NGO Fairtrade International that provides loans to farmers in developing countries, recently announced that it has issued a trade finance loan of EUR 750,000 (USD 931,000) to Ecookim, a union of cooperatives based in Cote d’Ivoire, to support the purchase of cocoa beans from 3,700 local suppliers in Central and Western Cote d’Ivoire. The loan is expected to increase Ecookim’s production and exports of fairtrade cocoa as well as to ...
November 26, 2014 - 2:54am from MicroCapital
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a Singapore-based for-profit company that provides capital to social enterprises (SEs), recently launched an Impact Accelerator program in the Philippines that will provide four early-stage SEs with seed capital and tailored mentorship and advisory services in an effort to decrease the time needed for the businesses to launch. The services will be provided over a six-month period that is expected to begin in January 2015. In order to be ...
November 14, 2014 - 3:50pm from Financial Access Initiative Blog
1. Mobile Money: Ignacio Mas thinks allowing independent cash in/cash out agents would be a huge boost to mobile money. Would loosening regulations spur mobile money take-up and innovation?  NextBillion 2. SDGs:  Is full financial inclusion a means or an end?
November 13, 2014 - 3:16pm from MicroCapital
To open the two-day conference portion of European Microfinance Week, which is hosted by the 130-member, Luxembourg-based European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), panelists and attendees addressed “Balancing financial inclusion, market stability and client protection.” Narda ...
November 13, 2014 - 5:20am from MicroCapital
Accion, a US-based nonprofit organization that offers services such as microenterprise loans and business training in 32 coutries; The MasterCard Foundation, a Canadian nonprofit that promotes financial inclusion and education in emerging markets; and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO), a Dutch development bank, recently partnered to launch the Accion Africa Board Fellowship in an effort to promote improved corporate governance and risk management ...
November 10, 2014 - 4:17pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Sonja Kelly, Fellow, CFI If there’s one thing we’ve learned in taking a close look at financial inclusion efforts around the world, it’s that context matters. That’s why we are excited to be part of the team releasing the 
November 10, 2014 - 5:20am from MicroCapital
Absolute Portfolio Management (APM), an arm of Austria-based asset management group C-Quadrat, recently informed MicroCapital that it has disbursed credits worth approximately USD 1.5 million to an unspecified microfinance institution (MFI) in Ecuador from its Vision Microfinance funds – the Dual Return Fund-Vision Microfinance and the Dual Return Fund-Vision Microfinance Local Currency [1]. APM reports that the MFI provides “a wide range of financial and non-financial products” to the ...
November 7, 2014 - 12:36pm from Google news - microfinance
Peru ranks first in microfinance environmentPeru this WeekThe study, formerly known as the Global microscope on the microfinance business ...
November 6, 2014 - 11:09pm from Google news - microfinance
Peru ranks first in microfinance environmentAndina - Agencia Peruana de NoticiasThe study, formerly known as the Global microscope on the ...
November 6, 2014 - 1:27pm from Microfinance Africa
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Smart Campaign, a global initiative to incorporate strong client protection practices across the microfinance industry, today celebrates the recent certification of six Latin American microfinance institutions at the occasion of the Foromic, the largest annual industry gathering for the region.  In the past year the following institutions have become Client Protection Certified, meaning they meet strong standards of client care:
November 4, 2014 - 11:44am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and the Munden Project, have not been resting on their laurels since delivering an