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Rising Interest Rates, a Strong Dollar and Global Inflation Could Burden MFIs

How will the evolving global macroeconomic situation impact the microfinance sector in emerging markets? Financial inclusion consultant Erik Geurts shared his thoughts on a recent Let's Talk Microfinance podcast. 
FinDev Blog

How to Invest With a Gender Lens

While adopting gender-smart strategies is something every investor should strive for - both because it is the right thing to do and because it makes good business sense - there is no straightforward roadmap for how to do it.
FinDev Blog

Locked out of Learning: Addressing the COVID-19 Education Crisis

Private sector investment is needed to support low-cost private schools in low and medium income countries.
FinDev Blog

Four Tips for MFIs To Impress Investors

How to make the due diligence process easier and more successful for MFIs
FinDev Blog

It’s Time to Address the Financing Gap for Female Tech Entrepreneurs in Africa

How can we get more investment to women-led companies and more women in the investment pipeline?
FinDev Blog

COVID-19 Has Made MFI Digital Transformation Even More Urgent: How Can Funders Help?

Belgian development finance institution BIO shares the results of their client survey and how they are changing their practices to better support MFIs
FinDev Blog

From the Microfinance Coalition: Call to Action for Donors

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the foundational support of donors is once again crucial to preserving and fostering responsible financial inclusion.
FinDev Blog

From the Microfinance Coalition: Call to Action for Investors

How investors respond during this pandemic will determine the extent to which MFIs are able to respond to the needs of their customers.
FinDev Blog

Urgent: A Rescue Plan for the Microfinance Sector

A proposal for key principles and structures to help MFIs and their clients survive the pandemic-induced economic crisis 
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Why We Chose Not To Invest in Microfinance

Ahead of the 7th Annual Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum, Margot Jacobs, Senior Advisor on the private equity team at East Capital, shares tips for MFIs on becoming more attractive for investors.