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FinDev Blog

Four Types of Policies to Help Build Climate Resilience

The third post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion discusses the 4 Ps of inclusive green finance, which provide a framework for policymakers to harness the potential of financial inclusion.
FinDev Blog

Sharing the Risk: “Micro Equity” for Savings Groups

DreamStart Labs is re-thinking assumptions about how to design solutions for people in emerging economies, starting with a new product which aims to distribute risks more fairly.
FinDev Blog

How Can Microfinance Institutions Help Their Clients Build Climate Resilience?

In the second post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion, we look at how both financial and non-financial services will be crucial in helping MFI clients adapt to climate change.
FinDev Blog

Child Labor: An Unintended Consequence of Women’s Entrepreneurship?

A new toolkit from Grameen Foundation's RICHES project aims to help women’s economic empowerment programs improve business safety and health for mothers and their children.
FinDev Guide

Guide to Climate Change and Financial Inclusion

The publications in this FinDev Guide explore the connection between financial inclusion and climate change resilience and adaptation, through the lens of financial service providers, investors and policymakers.
FinDev Blog

What Do Microfinance Clients Need to Adapt to Climate Change?

In the first post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion, we explore insights from Rwandan smallholder farmers on building climate resilience through microfinance.
FinDev Blog

Incentives for Small Retailers to Climb the Modernization and Digitization Ladder

Lessons from traditional small-scale shopkeepers in Mexico on finding incentives beyond business education and cash provision
FinDev Blog

Digital Innovation: Three Key Lessons to Improve the Resilience of African MFIs and Their Clients

Takeaways from the African Microfinance Week (SAM) on overcoming the challenges and risks associated with digital transformation
FinDev Blog

Why We Urgently Need Alternatives to the Investor-Driven Fintech Model

Fintech is the latest financial innovation thought capable of dramatically improving the lives of the global poor, but a more critical look is necessary to challenge this narrative.
FinDev Blog

The Power of Community-Based Organizations to Mobilize Farmers’ Savings

A Scale2Save project in Cote d’Ivoire shares what they’ve learned working with farmer cooperatives as financial agents.