These Organizations Have Resources on COVID-19 and Financial Inclusion

On this page, we have compiled a list of websites which provide specialized COVID-19 information hubs relevant for financial inclusion and microfinance. 

Does your organization offer a knowledge resource collection useful for the microfinance and financial inclusion community? Contact us if you would like to see it listed here.

Accion's COVID-19: Economic Response and Resilience

Who: Accion
What: During the coronavirus pandemic, financial inclusion is more critical than ever. Low-income families and small businesses are acutely vulnerable to the health and economic impact of a global pandemic. This resource page offers resources from Accion's work with its partners around the globe to adapt and respond to the current global pandemic.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


ADA: COVID-19 Crisis

Who: ADA
What: A collection of events and resources developed by ADA and its partners for the benefit of microfinance institutions. 
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


A2ii: COVID-19 Insurance Supervisory Response Tracker

Who: Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)
What: A list of country-responses, resources and news related to COVID-19.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


BIS: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Who: Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
What: Relevant work produced by the BIS, its hosted committees and its stakeholders on the implications of the pandemic for the financial sector and the wider economy.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English 


Banking With the Poor: COVID-19 News & Insights

Who: Banking With the Poor
What: Ongoing microfinance industry updates on COVID-19 from around Asia and the Pacific.
Regional Focus: Asia and the Pacific
Language: English 


BFA Global’s COVID-19 Response

Who: BFA Global
What: A collection of blog posts authored by BFA's fintech, data, and development experts located in different countries worldwide, highlighting the global diversity of responses to COVID-19.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English 


CGAP Collection Page

Who: CGAP
What: COVID-19 & Inclusive Finance: Lessons From Past Crises, a list of resources from CGAP’s own research and from other organizations to help inform the response to COVID-19. 
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


covid-finclusion.org

Who: European Microfinance Platform, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, & Social Performance Task Force
What: Forum focused on the financial inclusion sector’s response to the COVID pandemic including series of essays from the three organizing partners exploring different topics relevant to the response, as well as guest contributions from key sector stakeholders.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


e-MFP: Response to the COVID Pandemic

Who: European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP)
What: Responses of e-MFP members, friends and sector stakeholders to the COVID pandemic.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English 


FinDev Gateway COVID-19 Resource Hub

Who: FinDev Gateway
What: This resource hub on COVID-19 provides a collective space for the global financial inclusion and microfinance community to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to best respond to the current global pandemic.  
Regional Focus:
Global
Language: English 


G2P Network

Who: Center for Global Development, World Bank and MSC
What: G2P payments systems have become more critical in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. G2P Network facilitates learning and the sharing of information on the modernization of Government-to-person payment systems using digital technology.     
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English 


Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation Observatory: COVID-19

Who: Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation
What: GCA created a dedicated space on its website where it regularly publishes survey results and analysis that it conducts with its partners on microfinance and the coronavirus pandemic.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


IFPRI: COVID-19 Blogs

Who: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
What: A special series of blog posts analyzing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national and global food and nutrition security, poverty, and development.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


IIF: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19

Who: Institute of International Finance
What: IIF's latest research and analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic in one place.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Inter-American Development Bank: The IDB Group in Response to COVID-19

Who: Inter-American Development Bank
What: Resources from the IDB Group and from institutions at the forefront of the global fight against the virus.
Regional Focus: Latin America and the Caribbean
Language: English


IPA: Research for Effective COVID-19 Responses (RECOVR)

Who: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
What: Supports immediate response efforts and provides longer-term evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis.
Regional Focus: Africa, Asia, Latin America
Language: English


Microfinance Centre & European Microfinance Network: [COVID-19] The Response from the Microfinance Sector

Who: Microfinance Centre & European Microfinance Network 
What: MFC and EMN compiled best practices and measures from the microfinance sector to mitigate the impact on clients and practitioners.
Regional Focus: Europe
Language: English


NCBA CLUSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for the Cooperative Business Community

Who: National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International 
What: Promoting understanding and knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential effects on cooperative businesses.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Next Billion: Coronavirus Resources for the Social Impact Sector

Who: Next Billion
What: A list of COVID-19-related resources, events, analysis and news for impact-focused businesses and initiatives.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Remittances Gateway

Who: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
What: Information hub for remittances.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Remote Work Resources for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

Who: TechSoup
What: Guide to tools and organizational policy resources to support remote work for non-profits shifting to a new way of working.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


SEEP COVID-19 Response

Who: The SEEP Network
What: A COVID-19 response page that offers a range of useful resources focusing on building economic resilience.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English, but some resources are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic


Soul of Finance

Who: Larry Reed
What: Blog and storytelling website aiming to prompt discussion among the microfinance sector, featuring blog posts and interviews on the COVID-19 crisis.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


SPTF Response to COVID-19

Who: Social Performance Task Force
What: Selection of resources to coordinate initiatives and disseminate information around the globe, and to make sure SPTF members' voices are heard.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English 


Syminvest News Page

Who: Syminvest, Symbiotics’ Online Platform for Microfinance and Small Enterprise Impact Investments
What: Offers a listing of latest news relevant for microfinance investors and small enterprises.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English 


Test of a Lifetime: COVID-19 and Financial Inclusion

Who: Center for Financial Inclusion
What: A blog series that provides insights for FSPs on business continuity during a crisis and offers lessons from past disasters.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Women's Financial Resiliency as it Relates to COVID-19

Who: FinEquity
What: Materials crowd-sourced from the FinEquity community on the issue of women's financial resiliency as it relates to COVID-19 (or other serious crises). 
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


World Bank: Competitiveness and COVID-19

Who: The World Bank
What: This page offers World Bank policy guidance on best practices to support viable firms and preserve employment, while balancing the need for rapid action with maximizing limited resources.  
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


World Bank: Financial Sector Response

Who: The World Bank
What: This page outlines World Bank policy guidance for ways to mitigate risks to financial markets and maintain liquidity to support economic recovery once the health crisis is resolved.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Yale Program on Financial Stability: COVID-19

Who: Yale School of Management
What: Regularly updated tracker and blog posts tracking what governments across the world are doing in response to the crisis, as well as materials from Yale's study of previous financial crises.
Regional Focus: Global
Language: English


Other Languages

Portal FinDev COVID-19 Hub

Who: Portal FinDev
What: This resource hub on COVID-19 provides a collective space for the financial inclusion and microfinance community in Latin America to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to best respond to the current global pandemic.
Regional Focus: Latin America and the Caribbean
Language: Spanish


Portail FinDev COVID-19 Hub

Who: Portail FinDev
What: This resource hub on COVID-19 provides a collective space for the Francophone financial inclusion and microfinance community to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to best respond to the current global pandemic.
Regional Focus: Francophone Africa and beyond
Language: French


Arabic FinDev COVID-19 Hub

Who: Arabic FinDev FinDev
What: This resource hub on COVID-19 provides a collective space for the Arab financial inclusion and microfinance community to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to best respond to the current global pandemic.  
Regional Focus:
Arab world
Language: Arabic