Sudan Market Profile

August 20, 2014 - 3:40am from BRAC Blog
As we read this, there are millions of people in different corners of the world who are unsure if they will wake up alive in the morning due to their inhabitancy in conflict-ridden regions. There are people who brace themselves every morning to face another day of poverty or wonder if they will be able to afford medicine for their children. So what is World Humanitarian Day? On 19 August 2003, ...
August 19, 2014 - 11:55am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Eleven years ago today, 22 of our colleagues were killed in a bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. Every year since has brought more heartache to the aid community. In conflict zones around the world, men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others have been ...
August 15, 2014 - 2:20pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Another deadline has passed. But instead of bringing peace, the leaders of South Sudans warring parties have allowed the country to continue its slide toward famine.Sunday was the deadline for
August 7, 2014 - 7:51pm from Google news - microfinance
The Bank of Khartoum: Innovation in Islamic MicrofinanceWorld Bank GroupKHARTOUM, August 5, 2014 – Where once there was barren land, the Bank of Khartoum ...
August 4, 2014 - 3:42pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Talks between rebels and the government to try to end seven months of bloodshed in South Sudan resumed in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. The session begins amid continuing reports of fighting and increasingly dire warnings from aid agencies of impending ...
July 29, 2014 - 3:50pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
With under 40 days to go, the 17th Microcredit Summit is rapidly approaching. CFI’s Josh Goldstein will be speaking during a plenary session focused on new innovations for microfinance and other financial inclusion interventions to more effectively reach the excluded. With the theme “Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance,” this ...
July 23, 2014 - 2:37pm from MicroCapital
Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Rwanda, the Rwandan branch of South Africa-based mobile telecommunications company MTN reportedly has announced a partnership with Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB) and I&M Bank, which both offer corporate and retail banking services in Kenya, and RSwitch, an electronic payment service firm based in Rwanda, to offer cardless automated teller machine (ATM) services in Rwanda. The partnership will allow clients of MTN to access services through ...
July 17, 2014 - 8:42pm from Financial Access Initiative Blog
Just about everyone agrees that international remittances should be cheaper. If you run the numbers on international remittance flows, incomes of recipients and transaction costs, you can make a case that reducing remittance costs would be among the highest ROI interventions for raising incomes of poor households in the developing world (and given what we’re learning about ...
July 17, 2014 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
2013 was a record year for worldwide spending on humanitarian relief. Millions of people were affected by three very different crises in
July 16, 2014 - 1:22pm from BRAC Blog
When you first meet Jackie, it is difficult not be to be taken by her charm. She sat opposite me in her calm, collected, yet casual poise, occasionally breaking out in laughter.  But she still managed to exhibit a stern resolution as we discussed what it meant to part of BRAC’s first batch of international young professionals. Jackie crosses the street in Barisal during one of her ...
July 8, 2014 - 6:58pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is celebrating its third birthday facing catastrophe. It tipped over the edge after fighting erupted at the end of last year, when a dispute between President Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar turned into ...
June 25, 2014 - 1:08am from Google news - microfinance
Innovations in Islamic Microfinance for Small-Scale Farmers in SudanAllAfrica.comWe at Bank of Khartoum believe that Islamic microfinance products can effectively reach small farmers in Sudan when customized ...
June 24, 2014 - 3:27pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Global spending on humanitarian relief soared to a record $22bn (£12.93bn) last year as conflicts in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria combined with natural disasters such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, drove donors to pay out more emergency aid than ever before.Donations from governments reached $16.4bn (£9.63bn) last year, a 24% rise from 2012 ...
June 24, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
Kaah Express, a US-based international remittances company, reportedly has partnered with Silatech, a Qatar-based enterprise focused on increasing employment and entrepreneurship among youth in the Middle East and North Africa, and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), a US-based nonprofit that offers humanitarian aid across the globe, to create Kaah Islamic Microfinance Services (KIMS), a commercial microfinance institution (MFI) in Somalia. KIMS is primarily focused on serving ...
June 20, 2014 - 8:34pm from BRAC Blog
Meet Sonya –an 18 year-old girl living in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Sonya lives a typical Bengali lifestyle; she enjoys the park with her friends and helps her parents with chores. But Sonya isn’t typical. At an age when girls are often expected to get married, she is breaking gender stereotypes, instilling confidence, and empowering a new generation of girls… all through her love for karate. Sonya is among a group of girls who are taking part in BRAC’s Adolescent Development ...
June 15, 2014 - 6:44am from BRAC Blog
After the mass destruction during the civil war in Sierra Leone, I had a desire to give back to my country and help in nation building. Starting off as a child activist for Search for Common Ground, I have represented the vulnerable war-affected children of Sierra Leone both nationally and internationally, ensuring that their voices are heard and attended to. Working in ...
June 13, 2014 - 7:16am from MicroCapital
The Communications Authority of Kenya, the regulatory body for the country’s telecommunications sector, reportedly has granted mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licenses to three mobile money transfer service providers based in Kenya: Finserve Africa Limited, Zioncell Kenya Limited, and Tangaza Mobile Pay Limited. The three firms plan to provide services via the network of the Kenyan subsidiary of Indian telecommunications firm Bharti Airtel, which has 287 million customers in ...
June 12, 2014 - 11:34am from Microfinance Nigeria
Khartoum – Vice President, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman has directed each of Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) and the Ministry of Welfare and Social Insurance to open outlets for microfinance in South Kordofan to provide support to youth women and agricultural societies. While addressing a mass rally in Tadamon Locality in South Kordofan State, he called for the implementation of the road lining the locality with the state’s capital, besides the establishment of hospital, improving ...
June 12, 2014 - 11:34am from Microfinance Africa
Khartoum – Vice President, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman has directed each of Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) and the Ministry of Welfare and Social Insurance to open outlets for microfinance in South Kordofan to provide support to youth women and agricultural societies. While addressing a mass rally in Tadamon Locality in South Kordofan State, he called for the implementation of the road lining the locality with the state’s capital, besides the establishment of hospital, improving ...
June 5, 2014 - 5:19pm from Microfinance Nigeria
(Lahore) -  AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) chalks down the strategy to offer its services in African countries to promote Islamic banking and finance through consultancy, Research, education and capacity building where there is an excellent potential related to this industry. This was said by Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda CIBE, while talking to the media in the opening ceremony of “6 months road map for the strategy of Islamic Banking ...