Peru Market Profile

September 24, 2015 - 2:32pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Andrew Fixler, Freelance Journalist #169710978 / gettyimages.com On August 4, Facebook received approval on a patent it had purchased in a bundle from the defunct social network Friendster. It primarily describes a mechanism to weed out content depending on whether it travels via trusted nodes in a user’s social network. ...
September 14, 2015 - 2:13pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Anne H. Hastings, Manager, Microfinance CEO Working Group At a time when microfinance has fallen out of favor in mainstream development circles and when investors are asking to see metrics showing the impact of their funding, it is especially important to base our discussions of poverty outreach on empirical research. Grameen ...
September 8, 2015 - 2:54pm from MicroCapital
The government of Peru recently enacted a National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) after consultation with the World Bank Group (WBG), a multilateral development organization that aims to improve living standards in developing countries. The objective of NFIS is to implement policies that promote financial inclusion based on the country’s existing environmental and economic circumstances [1]. Peru is one of 20 countries with which WBG has been working to develop and implement such a ...
August 6, 2015 - 7:03pm from MIX Updates
FINclusionLab acaba de actualizar su base de datos y las visualizaciones correspondientes para el Perú. La información disponible en esta plataforma se nutre principalmente de la amplia base de datos de la Superintendencia de Banca y Seguros (SBS), y se complementa con información de ...
August 6, 2015 - 7:03pm from MIX Recent Features
FINclusionLab acaba de actualizar su base de datos y las visualizaciones correspondientes para el Perú. La información disponible en esta plataforma se nutre principalmente de la amplia base de datos de la Superintendencia de Banca y Seguros (SBS), y se complementa con información de ...
July 27, 2015 - 6:53pm from MicroCapital
BlueOrchard Finance (BlueOrchard), a Switzerland-based commercial manager of microfinance investments, recently announced the appointment of Dr Patrick Schuerle as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2016. Dr Schuerle will succeed Mr Peter Fanconi, who will serve as the Chairman of the Board from that time. Dr Schuerle previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of BlueOrchard. In reference to his new position, Dr Schuerle ...
July 24, 2015 - 2:21pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Sonja E. Kelly, Fellow, CFI Financial Inclusion 2020 (FI2020) is a global multi-stakeholder movement to achieve full financial inclusion, using the year 2020 as a focal point for action. This blog series will spotlight financial inclusion efforts around the globe and share insights from key thought ...
July 9, 2015 - 12:53pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Senior Communications Associate, CFI GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) program recently released the report ‘Mobile ...
July 2, 2015 - 6:32pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Senior Communications Associate, CFI GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) program recently released the report ‘Mobile ...
June 30, 2015 - 2:55pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI #478613226 / gettyimages.com I recently attended the annual meeting of the Microfinance Network (MFN), which was hosted by the Alexandria Business Association in Alexandria, Egypt. MFN is a global network of some of the largest and leading microfinance institutions, and its ...
June 25, 2015 - 8:20am from BRAC Blog
This blog was originally posted on 59 minutes of development and  Next Billion.   Since January, when six randomised control trials were published ‘definitively’ stating that microcredit is not a viable poverty alleviation tool, microfinance has ...
June 25, 2015 - 8:06am from Accion Ambassadors
My first week as an Accion Ambassador went by in a flash, but being assigned to Accion’s partner Akiba Commercial Bank in Tanzania has already resulted in a number of first experiences for me. It is my first time in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, and in Africa. My first time on the Indian Ocean, and in a city with a large Muslim population (a fact that greatly adds to its diversity). And last, but not least, the first time I had to deal with a significant time difference from my home in the ...
June 22, 2015 - 4:07pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff What’s happening this week in the world of financial inclusion? Check out the second issue of our new weekly online magazine, the Financial Inclusion 2020 News Feed. In case you missed the inaugural issue, each Monday the FI2020 News Feed will bring you the big news in financial inclusion. We’ll pull from all over to spotlight great new stories, initiatives, ...
June 4, 2015 - 5:50am from BRAC Blog
This blog was originally posted on the Center for Financial Inclusion Blog.   Microfinance clients at a village organisation meeting in Rajshahi This month, the results from six ...
June 1, 2015 - 9:39pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Shameran Abed, Director, BRAC Microfinance Program Shameran Abed, BRAC’s Director of Microfinance, joined the Microfinance CEO Working Group in January. He joins the Working Group’s efforts to support the positive development of the microfinance industry and brings tremendous insight into the ...
June 1, 2015 - 7:26pm from MicroCapital
During the year ending December 2014, the Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund (Impulse Fund), which is managed by Belgium’s Incofin Investment Management (Incofin), sold its equity stakes in India-based Grameen Koota and the Mexican operations of El Salvador-based Apoyo Integral Inversiones, according to a recent announcement by Incofin. Whilst the Impulse Fund sold its stake of about 10 percent in Grameen Koota to a fund specializing in microfinance, its participation in the Mexican ...
June 1, 2015 - 2:51pm from MicroCapital
“A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the very poor: Evidence form six countries;” published by Science, 15 May 2015, available at http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6236/1260799.full This study reports that a multifaceted “graduation” program generated improvements in the wellbeing of the “poorest of the poor.” The program provides families with a free productive asset, such as a ...
May 16, 2015 - 5:03am 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 lent USD 40 million to Banco Internacional, a commercial bank in Ecuador. The aim of the loan is to facilitate on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). An unspecified portion of the loan will be dedicated to women-owned ...
May 13, 2015 - 5:15am from MicroCapital
During April 2015, Austria’s C-Quadrat Asset Management disbursed from its Dual Return Funds local-currency loans totaling USD 1.25 million to unspecified microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Armenia and Ghana. Of the total, USD 500,000 was lent to the MFI headquartered in Accra, Ghana, which was founded in 2007 and provides services to micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). C-Quadrat Asset Management oversees two funds, Dual Return Fund – Vision Microfinance and Dual ...
May 11, 2015 - 1:01pm from MicroCapital
Event Name: Webinar: Data Driven Social Performance Management Event Dates: English-language webinars will be held on May 26, 2015, at 7:00 AM Eastern US Time and May 27, 2015, at noon Eastern US Time. A Spanish-language version of the webinar will be held on May 28, 2015 at noon Eastern US Time. Event Location: Online Event Summary: The hour-long session will feature a new tool available on the website of the US-based nonprofit Microfinance Information Exchange ...