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International Climate Finance Accelerator Announces the ICFA 2024 Cohort

These forward-thinking fund managers are dedicated to addressing climate change head-on and driving positive impact in diverse regions across the globe.

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Argentine Fintech Tapi Raises $22 Million Amid Expansion Into Mexico

The company projects it will process around $400 million in payments this year in the five countries in which it operate.

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Enterprise Life Assurance Promotes Financial Literacy Initiatives in Schools

The firm was committed to educating young people about the importance of insurance and financial planning from an early age.

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Suzuki Launches $40M Fund in India to Support Social Entrepreneurs

The fund will support and invest in social entrepreneurs working in the fields of agriculture, financial inclusion, supply chain and mobility, with the aim of solving social issues in India through business.

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GFSI and the ONDC Network Join Forces to Empower Women and Small Enterprises Through Digital Inclusion

The joint initiative aims to leverage their combined strengths to benefit farmer producer organizations, nano, micro, small, and medium enterprises, Self-Help Groups, women entrepreneurs, start-ups, and similar entities.

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UNDP Partners With the DFINITY Foundation to Enhance Financial Inclusion of MSMEs

This collaboration underscores a significant step towards enhancing digital trust and financial inclusion for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) globally.

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VisionFund Impacted 5.2 Million Children Through Financial Inclusion in 2023

VisionFund International has reached 5.2 million children in 25 countries. Majority of those impacted were from the African region, with 4.5 million children. 

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Axis Bank and Piramal Finance Join Forces for Co-Lending Business in India

Axis Bank and Piramal Finance's recent partnership aims to boost financial inclusion for underserved borrowers, facilitate easier access to credit for MSMEs to foster business growth.

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Burkinabé Communities Use Performance-Based Grants to Invest in Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Water

The UNCDF designed the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) to help strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities such as Saponé in the Centre-Sud Region, Loumbila in the Plateau-Central Region and Pabré in the Centre Region of Burkina Faso. 

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Government and UNCDF to Boost Finance for Tackling Impacts of Climate Change in São Tomé and Príncipe

The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe, in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, last week announced the launch of the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility.