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Financial Inclusion Conference and Investor Expo 2024

This event is a meeting place for focused networking, pitching and executing Kenya investment opportunities.

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Accion Launches $152.5M Fund Investing in Digital Transformation of Financial Institutions Serving Small Businesses Globally

The fund seeks to enable financial institutions to better meet the needs of small businesses that are currently excluded from the financial system by providing growth capital and strategic support for digital transformation.

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From Crisis to Resilience: The Role of Inclusive Finance in Fragile Countries

This working paper identifies three levers of change for funders in contexts where long-term financial market building is a challenge: leveraging humanitarian cash transfers, understanding informal financial services, and improving local market facilitation.

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Oikocredit Co-Leads a $39 Million Investment in Altum Credo to Promote Affordable Housing Finance

Oikocredit, alongside Z3 Partners and with the participation of British International Investment, has led a $39 million equity investment in Altum Credo to bolster affordable housing finance in India.

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Microfinance Provider Sindhuja Microcredit Raises $14.5 Million From GAWA Capital, Oikocredit

The capital will be used in funding expansion to new geographies and existing ones along with new product lines.

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EOS Group, IFC Partner to Resolve Non-Performing Loans, Boost Lending in Poland

The EUR 275-million platform in Poland will help financial institutions resolve their non-performing loans, allowing individuals and businesses to restore their creditworthiness, and bolstering the country's banking sector.

FinDev Blog

Responsible Equity Exits: Lessons From Cambodia

What can impact investors learn from Taylor Swift? Ensure their investments end up in good hands when it's time to sell.

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Swedfund Invests $5 Million in Bridge Bank Microfinance to Enhance Financial Inclusion in Côte D’Ivoire

The investment aims to strengthen financial assistance for micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), particularly those owned by women in Côte D’Ivoire.

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2022 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

The 2022 CGAP Funder Survey looks at the latest trends in international funding for financial inclusion. Understanding the funding landscape can support better funding decisions and coordination, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for underserved people worldwide.