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The Fletcher School at Tufts University Explores Digital Gender Divide With Digital Portfolios of the Poor

The didigital gender divide is the focus of an innovative multinational study launched recently by the Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security at The Fletcher School at Tufts University in partnership with social research firm Decodis, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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LAPO MfB Wins Microfinance Bank of The Year Award

A release by the Head of Communications & Branding at LAPO indicates that “LAPO MfB has won this award category for the ninth consecutive times."

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EU, UN and France Boost Access to Climate Finance for Local Governments in the Southern Mediterranean Region

The "Advancing Climate Adaptation in the Southern Mediterranean" program aims to increase climate and environment resilience in the Southern Mediterranean countries.

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Financial Inclusion Campaign Focuses on Omani Women’s Role in Building Civilized Societies

The Association is focusing on an important segment in society this year, based on the recommendation of the Central Bank of Oman.

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VisionFund International Welcomes a New Chief Financial Officer

The new CFO, Samuel Mwogeza, is an executive leader with extensive experience in the financial institutions sector across multiple markets.

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Quona Capital Sinking $332M Into Startups Focused on Financial Inclusion

The firm had its final close on $332 million in capital commitments for its Fund III, which invests in companies in Latin America, India, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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IFC, CRDB Bank Partner to Support Smaller Businesses, Job Creation in Burundi

Under the partnership, IFC has loaned $5 million to CRDB Bank Burundi S.A. for on-lending to smaller businesses, many of which struggle to access financing for growth, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BBVA, Europe’s Most Sustainable Bank for the Third Year in a Row, According to S&P

BBVA achieved the highest score (100 points) in several areas: financial inclusion; environmental and social information; human capital development; materiality; fiscal strategy; crime prevention; public influence or lobbying; and human rights.

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Nigerian Digital Lender Payhippo Acquires Microfinance Bank

Payhippo says this acquisition will enable them to directly access Nigeria’s Inter-bank Settlement System.

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Grameen Foundation Names Zubaida Bai President and CEO

Before joining Grameen Foundation, she served as the managing director of CARE Social Ventures.