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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.
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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.
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Can Insurance Make Small-Scale Solar Energy More Accessible?

Small-scale solar installations have been an important innovation to bring electricity to remote areas, but they face many risks which jeopardize their ability to provide a continuous energy supply. 
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Do Flexible Loans Improve Access to Agricultural Credit?

Results from a recent survey in Kenya question the impact of flexible loan terms on how much credit smallholder farmers take up. But the issue may be that loans were still not flexible enough.
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Where Is the COVID-19 Stimulus for the Smallholders Who Feed the World?

Without more support, the global health crisis could become a global food crisis