As countries around the world take measures to protect their populations against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, it is clear that this pandemic will have not only far-reaching public health consequences but also severe economic effects. As always, poor and marginalized people without access to adequate safety nets are the most at risk. 

For the FinDev Gateway community of financial inclusion and microfinance practitioners around the globe - and in particular microfinance clients - each day presents new challenges. There are no best practices yet in place, so communication and knowledge exchange with peers can play a vital role in providing support in difficult times. 

This Resource Hub on COVID-19 provides a collective space for our community to share experiences, ideas and lessons learned as we all struggle to manage this unprecedented global crisis.

Visit FinDev's regional platforms for resources in SpanishFrench, and Arabic relevant for the financial inclusion community in Latin America and the Caribbean, Francophone Africa, and the Arab world.

Guide

Findings from Accion's interviews with partners on how COVID-19 is impacting the financial industry and recommendations for senior leaders to protect their customers, employees, and business operations.

Guide

A guide to help implementers consider how best to support savings groups and their members during this crisis.  The recommendations here draw on past experience working with savings groups during times of crises including conflict, natural disasters and epidemics like Ebola. 

Paper

This brief considers the potential impact of the global pandemic on health, food security and nutrition, and economic wellbeing of women and girls.

    Paper

    The focus of this paper is on how the financial services industry has been responding to date to the pandemic with an emphasis on the role of business continuity plans.

    Guide

    Guidance for practitioners on improving economic assistance for disaster recovery

    News & Events

    The latest news and upcoming events and training from the global financial inclusion community on this topic.