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Mastercard Podcast Shows How Financial Inclusion Is Creating an Equitable Future for All

The podcast features Mastercard experts, business leaders, community champions and entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and Africa and around the globe who are working together to build a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy.

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Tajikistan: AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants Supports Ministry of Finance to Manage a World Bank Grant

The grant aims to to strengthen the local economy and increase the revenue potential of small businesses and communities.

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Call for Papers Open Now: Seventh European Research Conference on Microfinance, Glasgow, June 2022

​The Glasgow edition will be focused on microfinance research priorities that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to shape and create the post-pandemic microfinance research agenda.

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Symbiotics Launches $14M Social Bond in Ecuador With "Cacpeco"

The issuance of this Social Bond emphasizes another step in Cacpeco’s social journey that started in 1988 in Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

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Cambodia: NBC’s Bakong Wins Nikkei Award for Financial Inclusion

The world’s biggest financial newspaper selected Bakong “for its innovative technology and impact on the country’s economic and social development.

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Combating High Fintech Costs for Better Financial Inclusion

A breakthrough in risk management is needed through adequate information support by the Financial Services Authority.

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Sri Lanka’s Alliance Finance Gets $5M From EMF Microfinance Fund

The $5 million loan from EMF Microfinance Fund AGmvK will be used for on-lending to micro, small and medium enterprises.

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Telenor to Divest Wave Money, Exit Myanmar Mobile Banking

The sale of the stake for $53 million in cash values Wave Money at $104 million and is set to be finalized in the coming days, according to people close to the deal.

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Spain: The Second Largest International Provider of Private Philanthropy for Development, Mostly Thanks to the BBVAMF – OECD

According to the latest data published by the OECD, Spain is globally the second contributor to development through philanthropic funding.

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Ending 2021 Strong: Tugende Closes $17M in Additional Debt Investment

The new investments include a $5M local currency facility for Uganda from Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI), $6M from existing lender Symbiotics, and $1M from crowdfunding platform Lendahand, all to support growth in Uganda.