The lending brings the Fund’s total number of investments to 23 firms globally, as it continues its goal to enhance the everyday lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers while increasing opportunities for women and younger individuals.
The survey is available in English, Spanish and French, and like last year, the final publication will be produced in all three languages as well.
The partnership will see the launch of two unique card products designed to meet the growing needs of businesses and underbanked individuals, supported by a feature-rich digital app powered by Mastercard’s secure, contactless payment technology.
The new score models can help lenders, insurers, and service providers in Mexico extend access to credit to an additional 8 million eligible consumers.
IFC’s First Investment in an NBFI in the Philippines to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses, Drive Post-COVID Recovery
The funding will allow Esquire, a market leader in the unsecured small and medium enterprises loan segment, to grow its loan portfolio and better serve women-owned SMEs during and after the global pandemic.
AFC Offers Its E-Learning Course on Climate Finance, Resilience and Financing for Biodiversity Impact in East Africa
Through this course, bank staff learn about climate risks and opportunities, methods to assess climate risk and offer biodiversity or nature-based adaptation and mitigation solutions to climate proof their clients and reduce the bank’s exposure to climate risk.
Asian Development Bank Institute and United Nations Capital Development Fund Launch an Online Course: Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Equality Playbook
The self-paced online course was launched on 8 March and is available free of charge at any time.
Trusting Social is an AI fintech company aspiring to democratize financial services through AI-based consumer insights and embedded finance.
$60+ Million in Commitments for UN-Affiliated Impact Investment Vehicle Announced at the Finance for Development Forum
The funding was committed from six member states to the BUILD Fund, a blended impact investment vehicle, as well as its associated technical assistance facility, to finance small and medium-sized businesses in the world’s least developed countries to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.