Benchmarking Financial Inclusion in Fiji, Samoa, and Solomon Islands: Findings from the First National Demand Side Surveys
Publisher: Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP)
BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s Institutions Establish Measures for the 2.2 Million Entrepreneurs It Serves During the Health Crisis
Aligned with its social purpose and in light of COVID-19’s progress in Latin America, BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s six institutions in five countries in the region have adopted urgent and necessary measures to help its 2.2 million clients cope with this situation.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provided Banco General, S.A., a loan of $150 million for mortgage lending for low and middle-income families in Panama, at the end of 2019.
The agreement is part of a regional effort by IFC, working with banks, financial institutions, credit bureaus and central banks in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu to guide them through the process of moving to comprehensive credit reporting.
In this FinEquity Member Spotlight, Bram Peters provides insights into the current state of women’s financial inclusion in the Pacific, and thoughts on the impact of COVID-19.
Greater connectivity has the potential to advance digital finance in the Pacific islands, but governments and development partners will need to provide significant support.By Alex Reddaway & Bram Peters