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EFSE and ProCredit Bank Boost Financing for Ukrainian Agricultural Sector

UAH funding equivalent to EUR 20 million to be on-lent in local currency to small farmers and producers to support economic recovery during COVID-19 crisis.

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Undocumented Migrant Workers To Get Government Support for Returning Home

All the government repatriation schemes had excluded undocumented migrant workers, leaving them to languish in COVID-19 hit labor destination countries.

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COVID-19 Drives African States Into Cashless Societies

According to a recent GSMA report, Sub-Saharan Africa is the enduring epicenter of mobile money, adding over 50 million registered accounts in 2019.

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Microfinance Firms in Myanmar Struggle to Stay Afloat in Second Wave

Government travel restrictions and orders to defer repayments and lower interest rates on loans due to COVID-19 have reduced the ability of Myanmar’s microfinance companies to help rural people who desperately need capital.

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Defying Predictions, Nepal’s Remittances Still High

Despite dire predictions about a drastic drop in remittances that Nepal gets from its workers abroad due to the COVID-19 induced economic downturn, money transfers have remained steady. 

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Fintech Firms Offer To Help Disburse Government COVID-19 Funds

The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association has offered to help accelerate the disbursement of national economic recovery program funds as the government struggles to amass the data needed to deliver the money to the right places. 

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Pandemic’s Effect on Remittances to Latin America Varied

As the COVID-19 pandemic froze the United States economy, not all Latin American immigrants living there were affected equally.

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New SCBF Project: First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Tele-Medicine and COVID-19 Insurance Product in Nepal

​​​​​​In response to COVID-19, the new SCBF product upscaling project supports a local insurtech company to implement a first-of-its-kind e-health value added service product with two core features: e-health tele-consultation bundled with COVID-19 insurance.

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COVID-19 Crisis Lifts Kenya's Mobile Money Usage to $4.2 Billion a Month

The huge surge is attributed to a government measure instituted to curb COVID-19 spread by encouraging the use of mobile money payments.

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IFC Helps Banco Agricola Increase Access to Finance, Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic in El Salvador

The financing package aims to support micro, small and medium enterprises, women-owned SMEs, housing for underserved segments, and climate-smart investments, including green buildings.