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UNCDF Launches Capital Pathways Platform to Bridge the Finance Gap for Frontier Markets of Today & Tomorrow

The platform is intended to scale pathways to capital in support of sustainable finance, specifically for the world’s frontier markets of today and the growth markets of tomorrow.

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Index Insurance Best Practices for Insurance Regulators and Practitioners in the Pacific Island Countries

The goal of these best practice guidelines is to build the capacities of insurance supervisors and regulators to create enabling market conditions for successful inclusive insurance interventions.

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New Parametric Microinsurance Products Launched to Cushion Impact of Climate Change in Fiji

Both products offer combined insurance cover against heavy wind and rainfall and are designed to offer immediate financial support after extreme weather events.

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New Climate Finance and Energy Innovation Hub to Accelerate Access to Clean and Affordable Energy Throughout the Global South

Designed as a global end-to-end policy and finance platform, the Hub will harness the power of financial innovation to ensure maximum leverage. 

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UNCDF Collaborates With IBM on Digital Futures to Address Digital Skills Gap

The global collaboration will feature IBM SkillsBuild to deliver digital learning to women and youth.

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Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation Programme: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy

This report describes PICAP’s approach towards achieving and mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion to ensure that women and the most vulnerable are fully represented in climate disaster risk financing products (e.g., parametric insurance).

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Measuring Progress 2021: Financial Inclusion in Selected ASEAN Countries

This report seeks to embed the critical supporting role of financial inclusion in achieving the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 within the context of inclusive growth.

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$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.

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UNCDF and the OPEC Fund for International Development Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Sustainable Finance Solutions

A Memorandum of Understanding between the two development organizations signed this week reflects the shared vision of UNCDF and the OPEC Fund to help people to rise out of poverty and achieve sustainable lives.