Sudan Market Profile

April 27, 2016 - 9:19am from Private Sector Development Blog
  The World Bank Group continues to engage in South Sudan despite the odds, and for good reason Tell people you work in Juba – capital of South Sudan and now the newest member of the East African Community – and more often than not they won’t know where to find it on a map. Those of us who know are often met with doubtful stares when we talk about enhancing trade and competitiveness in a country that is struggling to emerge from decades of grueling civil war, not to ...
March 13, 2016 - 4:56pm from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
Josh Ritter is one of my favorite musicians. So, imagine my joy when I saw that he was doing an essay in the middle of PBS Newshour this past Thursday – what is normally a depressing hour these days, full of bad news from Flint, South Sudan, Republican primaries and debates, and much more. The essay started with ...
February 2, 2016 - 11:23am from MicroCapital
Event Name: 2nd International Forum on Islamic Finance Event Dates: February 9-10, 2016 Event Location: Al Salam Rotana Hotel, Khartoum, Sudan Cost: The cost to attend the conference is USD 500. Government officials, asset managers and individuals in academia may request discounts by contacting regel[at]meglobaladvisors.com Summary of Event: The themes of this event are innovation, inclusion and infrastructure in ...
January 25, 2016 - 11:45pm from About Microfinance
Click here to view the video on YouTube. Click here to view the video on YouTube. Modern economies are built on access to modern energy services at an affordable price. Therefore, it is perhaps not surprising that over 1.4 ...
December 8, 2015 - 10:00am from Acumen Fund Blog
NAIROBI, KENYA – (December 8, 2015)—Safaricom Limited and the KCB Foundation have partnered with Acumen to advance the Acumen East Africa Fellowship, a leadership development program that equips emerging social leaders in East Africa with the skills, knowledge and moral imagination to drive social change in their ...
November 30, 2015 - 3:34pm from Private Sector Development Blog
The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General. The war between the North and the South, of what was then, in 2004, still the Sudan, was raging as the peace negotiations were taking place in a plush resort on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya. I was mainly ...
November 18, 2015 - 3:06pm from GiveWell Blog
We have refreshed our top charity rankings and recommendations. Our set of top charities and standouts is the same as last year’s, but we have introduced rankings and changed our recommended funding allocation, due to a variety of updates – particularly to our top charities’ room for more funding. In particular, we are recommending that
November 12, 2015 - 4:45pm from MicroCapital
After receiving approval from regulators in Kenya and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equity Group, a Kenya-based commercial bank, recently acquired 79 percent of the shares of ProCredit Bank Congo, which is located in DRC and focuses on serving small and medium-sized enterprises. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. James Mwangi, the CEO of Equity Group, was quoted sating that “the acquisition provides Equity Group with a great platform to further the ...
November 10, 2015 - 1:21pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff Last week, FI2020 Week created a global conversation on the key actions needed to advance financial inclusion, grounded in the findings of the recently launched FI2020 Progress Report. From November 2-6, 2015, stakeholders around the world participated in more than 30 events and shared their ...
October 18, 2015 - 2:09pm from Google news - microfinance
Sudan Vision
October 3, 2015 - 12:49pm from Google news - microfinance
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September 4, 2015 - 2:08pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff #104049393 / gettyimages.com This week the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and MasterCard forged a new partnership to develop inclusive financial systems to support small-scale farmers and lower-income ...
July 23, 2015 - 1:13pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Kettianne Cadet, Program Coordinator, CFI It’s been a few weeks now since our return from Cape Town and the kick-off seminar of the inaugural Africa Board Fellowship, a six-month program launched this year to foster peer-to-peer learning and exchange on governance practices among ...
June 20, 2015 - 11:30am from MicroCapital
Silatech, a Qatar-based social enterprise aiming to increase employment and entrepreneurship among youth in the Middle East and North Africa, recently announced the development of Narwi, a nonprofit crowdfunding platform that will support microentrepreneurs via Islamic charitable giving. The platform is scheduled to be launched in late June 2015. Through Narwi, donors will be able to establish an endowment called a “Narwi Waqf” to fund microentrepreneurs with donations as small as ...
June 17, 2015 - 1:25pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Danielle Piskadlo, Manager, Investing in Inclusive Finance, CFI #475232300 / gettyimages.com There is nothing like a corruption scandal to highlight the importance of good governance. FIFA, the governing body of world football, is currently in the midst of such a scandal which has indicted 14 people, so far, for an alleged ...
June 8, 2015 - 3:03pm from Private Sector Development Blog
Africa has spent the past 18 years growing at 5 percent a year, after a similar period of decline during which per capita incomes fell by 1.3 percent annually.  Much of Africa’s growth has undoubtedly been fueled by a natural-resource boom, but other factors mattered too: The end of the Cold War helped reduce the incidence of armed conflict to a third of previous levels; structural adjustment reform started to pay dividends; and global debt forgiveness cleared the burden of past ...
May 28, 2015 - 11:38am from BRAC Blog
This article was originally posted on the World Economic Forum blog, Agenda. It was published in collaboration with Project Syndicate. 
May 22, 2015 - 9:21pm from MicroCapital
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, a 22-member multilateral financial institution, recently loaned USD 50 million to the Central Bank of Sudan, primarily for rural microlending. Approximately 50 percent of the loan has been disbursed via four microfinance institutions (MFIs) and 11 state institutions, none of whose identities have been specified [1]. As of 2013, AFESD reported total assets of KWD 2.97 billion (USD 9.8 billion). By Jeff Pierce, Research ...
May 21, 2015 - 12:44pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Alison Slack, Associate, CFI #108095698 / gettyimages.com As CEO of the South Sudan Microfinance Development Facility, Elijah Chol is tasked with helping develop the financial inclusion sector in his fledgling country. Elijah is a member of the inaugural class of the
May 12, 2015 - 5:56pm from Microfinance Africa
To contribute effectively to the financing of microfinance projects at the grassroots level , the CBOS on Wednesday signed microfinance contracts with 15 microfinance institutions from the first installment with percentage of %50 of the loan of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) of a total $ 50 million used mostly for funding microfinance projects of productive , agricultural , industrial , and craft type , as well as a little number of projects in service and trade ...