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Digital Innovations Empowering Caribbean Small Businesses

As part of the celebration of MSMEs once again this year, UNCDF spotlights two trailblazing enterprises, Unqueue and MLajan Mobile Wallet in the Caribbean.

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British International Investment and Symbiotics Strengthen Partnership With Launch of Second Green Basket Bond Across Asia and Africa

The green lending program will increase financing to small-scale green projects across Africa, South and Southeast Asia through MSME lenders, with a particular focus on India.

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IBISA Raises $3 M to Scale Parametric Insurance Solutions, ​Strengthening Climate Resilience Across Asia and Africa

Leveraging innovative satellite and actuarial technologies, IBISA designs and operates parametric insurance products that promote financial resilience in regions where communities are the most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather events.

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10 U.S. Credit Union Peers Participate in Credit Union Immersion Journey Across Peru and Ecuador

Funded by USAID and implemented by WOCCU, the Economic Inclusion Program aims at providing economic opportunities and financial services to assist both Venezuelan migrants and refugees and their host communities.

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CARE Invests in Ugandan Fintech Ensibuuko to Boost Financial Inclusion for Women

The investment, brokered by CARE Social Ventures, will significantly expand efforts to ensure women and girls have the digital and financial access they need to thrive in today’s world.

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Successful Roundtable of Regulatory Authorities at the 26th MFC Annual Conference in Cracow

 This event convened representatives from the national banks of Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, alongside the delegates from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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IFC Partners With Li & Fung and LFX to Support SME Growth and Digitalization in Asia's Supply Chains

The $75 million IFC loan will support Li & Fung's working capital needs and its supply-chain fintech affiliate Air8 in expanding its supply-chain solutions and financing services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Call for Proposals - Cracking the Nut 2024: Preparing for Accelerated Climate Change

Make your voice heard at this year's Cracking the Nut Conference by submitting a proposal to present by Friday, June 21!

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World’s Largest Gender-Lens Fund Starts Operating With New Investment Strategy to Help Address the $1.7 Trillion Gender Gap

This strategy aims to address the $1.7 trillion gender gap by providing responsible financial services to underserved women, women-owned, and women-led businesses in developing markets.

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‘Formalizing the Informal’ – Boosting Low-Income Entrepreneurs’ Financial Health in Africa and Beyond

In this interview with the 2024 Inclusive Fintech Showcase winners, AFI profiles Mosabi, a Sierra Leone-based platform which blends fintech and edtech to help people manage their businesses and money.