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Global Community Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A list of organizations offering knowledge resources and insights on coronavirus and microfinance

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, organizations across the globe are responding with new projects and research that aim to help individuals and institutions understand, manage and survive this crisis.  On this page, we have compiled a list of websites which provide specialized COVID-19 knowledge resources relevant for financial inclusion and microfinance.

If you are looking for data on different aspects of the crisis, such as government financial sector responses, funding flows and the impact on livelihoods, our FinDev Coronavirus Data Tracker provides a list of COVID-19 data sources related to financial inclusion.  

Does your organization offer a knowledge resource collection useful for the microfinance and financial inclusion community? Contact us if you would like to see it listed here.

FinDev and CGAP Resources on COVID-19

“Covid-19” image by Prachatai on Unsplash. Used with permission.

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Latest news, publications, blogs, events and other resources on coronavirus and financial inclusion

FinDev Data Tracker

FinDev Coronavirus Data Tracker

Data relevant for financial inclusion - find out who is tracking what

Photo by Thao Vu Xuan, 2016 CGAP Photo Contest.

COVID-19-Insights for Inclusive Finance

Collection of recent CGAP blogs and publications

List of Organizations

A2ii: COVID-19 Insurance Supervisory Response Tracker

Who: Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)
What: A list of country-responses, resources and news related to COVID-19.
Regional Focus: Global

Accion's COVID-19: Economic Response and Resilience

Who: Accion

What: This resource page offers resources from Accion's work with its partners around the globe to adapt and respond to the current global pandemic.

Regional Focus: Global

ADA: COVID-19 Crisis

Who: ADA
What: A collection of events and resources developed by ADA and its partners for the benefit of microfinance institutions. 
Regional Focus: Global

AFI COVID-19 Policy Response & Dashboard

Who: Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
What: One-page resource of data, publications and webinars on the policy response to COVID-19.
Regional Focus: Global

COVID-19 Impact and Solutions in Emerging Markets

Who: BFA Global
What: A collection of blog posts authored by BFA's fintech, data, and development experts located in different countries worldwide, highlighting the global diversity of responses to COVID-19.
Regional Focus: Global

CFI-Accion - Test of a Lifetime: COVID-19 and Financial Inclusion

Who: Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
What: A blog series that provides insights for FSPs on business continuity during a crisis and offers lessons from past disasters.
Regional Focus: Global

CGAP Collection: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Insights for Inclusive Finance

What: A collection of knowledge resources on coronavirus and financial inclusion published by CGAP
Regional Focus: Global

Who: European Microfinance Platform, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, & Social Performance Task Force
What: Series of blog essays and discussion forum about the challenges and solutions for the financial inclusion sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regional Focus: Global

Dalberg: COVID-19 Updates

Who: Dalberg
What: This page contains some of Dalberg's work and perspectives related to the crisis.
Regional Focus: Global

e-MFP: Response to the COVID Pandemic

Who: European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP)
What: Responses of e-MFP members, friends and sector stakeholders to the COVID pandemic.
Regional Focus: Global

FinDev Gateway COVID-19 Resource Hub

Who: FinDev Gateway
What: This resource hub on COVID-19 provides a collective space for the global financial inclusion and microfinance community to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to best respond to the current global pandemic.  
Regional Focus: 

Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation Observatory: COVID-19

Who: Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation
What: GCA created a dedicated space on its website where it regularly publishes survey results and analysis that it conducts with its partners on microfinance and the coronavirus pandemic.
Regional Focus: Global

IPA: Research for Effective COVID-19 Responses (RECOVR)

Who: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
What: Supports immediate response efforts and provides longer-term evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis.
Regional Focus: Africa, Asia, Latin America

Microfinance Centre & European Microfinance Network: [COVID-19] The Response from the Microfinance Sector

Who: Microfinance Centre & European Microfinance Network 
What: MFC and EMN compiled best practices and measures from the microfinance sector to mitigate the impact on clients and practitioners.
Regional Focus: Europe

MSC: COVID-19 – Responding to the Other Pandemic

Who: MicroSave Consulting (MSC)
What: This tracker provides perspectives of poor communities for policy makers and financial service providers to optimize responses to the health and economic pandemic sweeping the developing world.
Regional Focus: Global

NextBillion: Coronavirus Resources for the Social Impact Sector

Who: NextBillion
What: A list of COVID-19-related resources, events, analysis and news for impact-focused businesses and initiatives.
Regional Focus: Global

Remittances Gateway

Who: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
What: Information hub featuring the latest news and resources on how the pandemic is affecting remittances.
Regional Focus: Global

SEEP COVID-19 Response

Who: The SEEP Network
What: A COVID-19 response page that offers a range of useful resources focusing on building economic resilience.
Regional Focus: Global

SPTF Response to COVID-19

Who: Social Performance Task Force
What: Selection of resources to coordinate initiatives and disseminate information around the globe, and to make sure SPTF members' voices are heard.
Regional Focus: Global

Women's Financial Resiliency as it Relates to COVID-19

Who: FinEquity
What: Materials crowd-sourced from the FinEquity community on the issue of women's financial resiliency as it relates to COVID-19 (or other serious crises). 
Regional Focus: Global

World Bank - G2PX: Digitizing Government-to-Person Payments

Who: World Bank
What: Country briefs on COVID-19 G2P cash-transfer payments.
Regional Focus: Global

Yale Program on Financial Stability: COVID-19

Who: Yale School of Management
What: Regularly updated tracker and blog posts tracking what governments across the world are doing in response to the crisis, as well as materials from Yale's study of previous financial crises.
Regional Focus: Global

Management Resources for Organizations

Remote Work Resources for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

Who: TechSoup
What: Guide to tools and organizational policy resources to support remote work for non-profits shifting to a new way of working.

A List of Fintech Firms Providing Free Technology During the Coronavirus Crisis

Who: Forbes
What: To help banks help their customers through these trying times, many fintech providers are extending free, discounted, or accelerated deployment offers to financial institutions. 

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