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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

Global information source 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

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

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

Banking With the Poor: COVID-19 News & Insights

Who: Banking With the Poor
What: Ongoing microfinance industry updates on COVID-19 from around Asia and the Pacific.
Regional Focus: Asia and the Pacific

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: This platform provide a forum for discussion and debate about the challenges and solutions for the financial inclusion sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as hosting a series of blog essays by the three founding organizations as well as their respective members, friends and other key sector stakeholders.
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


Who: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
What: A special series of blog posts analyzing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national and global food and nutrition security, poverty, and development.
Regional Focus: Global

IIF: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19

Who: Institute of International Finance
What: IIF's latest research and analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic in one place.
Regional Focus: Global

Inter-American Development Bank: The IDB Group in Response to COVID-19

Who: Inter-American Development Bank
What: Resources from the IDB Group and from institutions at the forefront of the global fight against the virus.
Regional Focus: Latin America and the Caribbean
Language: English

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

NCBA CLUSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for the Cooperative Business Community

Who: National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International 
What: Promoting understanding and knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential effects on cooperative businesses.
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 for remittances.
Regional Focus: Global

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.
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

Soul of Finance

Who: Larry Reed
What: Blog and storytelling website aiming to prompt discussion among the microfinance sector, featuring blog posts and interviews on the COVID-19 crisis.
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

Syminvest News Page

Who: Syminvest, Symbiotics’ Online Platform for Microfinance and Small Enterprise Impact Investments
What: Listing of latest news relevant for microfinance investors and small enterprises.
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

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

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