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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.


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.


Luxembourg Becomes Ninth Contributor to UNCDF’s Last-Mile Finance Trust Fund (LMF-TF)

Contribution will be used to finance UNCDF’s BRIDGE Facility—the Finance Facility dedicated to the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs).


A Digital Bookkeeping App to Improve Access to Finance: A Case Study from Ghana

This case study shares more on the design of the app predicting credit risk to provide young entrepreneurs with affordable capital,  and initial lessons learned for practitioners.


UNCDF and Its Partners Launch E-learning Modules to Help Fill the Digital and Financial Literacy Gap for Small and Micro Businesses in Bangladesh

Over 50 percent of small and micro-businesses  in a recent UNCDF and Visa study had poor understanding of how digital and financial services could help their businesses, and financial literacy gaps were even more pronounced for women entrepreneurs.


The Opportunity for Digital and E-commerce Payments in the Pacific Region

This paper explores challenges and opportunities for digital and e-commerce payments in the Pacific Region. Findings from this study are utilized to plan and implement activities that help in enabling inclusive digital economies in the Pacific.


The Gig Economy and Financial Health: A Snapshot of Malaysia and China

This study explores the landscape of the gig economy in Malaysia and China, focusing on the financial concerns and well-being of gig workers. 


Delivering Financial Health Globally: A Collection of Insights, Approaches and Recommendations

This white paper aims to create a baseline from various discussions on financial health and builds an evidence base from the work done by institutions and individuals globally.

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Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Equality Playbook