E-Workshop Recap: Helping Clients to Prepare for their Old Age

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Voices from the Field: Beth Porter

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Talks about what’s next for the microfinance industry in a post-MDG era EspañolFrançais Continue reading

Building resilience for the world’s poor: The $1.50 challenge

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>> Authored by Jeffrey Ashe, Fellow, Carsey school of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire; Research Fellow: Global Development and the Environment, Tufts University

I read the recent World Bank News Flash entitled “International Funding for Financial Inclusion” [1]. In 2013 a total of $31 billion was invested in financial institution building, but what if just the grant proportion if this amount, $2.9 billion, was invested in training savings groups?

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Voices from the Field: William Derban

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Innovation is key: develop new ideas and adapt what works elsewhere to each country EspañolFrançais Continue reading

E-workshop Takeaways: “How to Build Savings Groups and Other Breakthroughs in Financial Inclusion”

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As part of their 2014 Campaign Commitment, Carsey School of Public Policy co-hosted a learning event on Thursday, December 11th with us to share the value of starting and scaling up savings groups. William Maddocks (Carsey School of Public Policy) facilitated an engaging discussion, featuring Jong-Hyon Shin (Fundación Capital in the Dominican Republic), and Jeffrey Ashe (The Carsey School of Public Policy).

Summary of the E-Workshop

The E-workshop focused on two main issues:

  1. A 2-hour training method to create new savings groups
  2. The link between savings groups and conditional cash transfers.

Jong-Hyon presented her own experience in the Dominican Republic, and Jeff talked about the takeaways from his research in West Africa.

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Providing a Safety Net to Ten Million People

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Richard Leftley, CEO of MicroEnsure, writes about the experiences that helped lead to the development of a safety net for the most vulnerable and how far they have come in fulfilling their Commitment to the Campaign.
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MicroEnsure to Expand Services to New Clients and Countries – Latest Campaign Commitment

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Résumés de l’actualité globale au sujet de la Journée Internationale de la Femme

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“Je suis fière du modèle de société tunisienne où la femme est traitée en égale à l’homme et y a vu un héritage heureux de dames qui ont beaucoup donné à la Tunisie à l’instar des reines phéniciennes, berbères ou encore arabes”, a déclaré à cette occasion la présidente du SNJT Mme Néjiba Hamrouni. Continue reading

A Round-up of International Women’s Day Stories across the Globe

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The continued dominance of political life in Africa by men is not good for men, it’s not good for women and it’s not good for the continent. Thankfully, this is a situation that is beginning to change… Continue reading

Institutional Action Plan Raffle Winner: WAGES Togo

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Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Raffle for Institutional Action Plan Submitters! Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social (WAGES) began its activities in 1994 as a project of Care International Initiative in Togo. It’s goal was to … Continue reading

Institutional Action Plan Raffle Winner: RIFIDEC

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Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Raffle for Institutional Action Plan Submitters: RIFIDEC, Regroupement des Institutions du Système de Financement Décentralisé du Congo RIFIDEC supports microfinance in DRC RIFIDEC, the consortium of decentralized finance system in Congo, was created … Continue reading

Accelerate Ghana’s Economy

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Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Raffle for Institutional Action Plan Submitters, Accelerate Ghana’s Economy of Ghana! Submit your IAP to be included in the next Raffle (download the IAP | submit your completed IAP) ACCELERATE GHANA’S ECONOMY (AGE)  Purpose Accelerate Ghana’s Economy … Continue reading

Institutional Action Plan Raffle Winner: LIFCE (Liberia)

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Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Raffle for Institutional Action Plan Submitters, Liberia Initiative for Community Empowerment (LIFCE)of Liberia! LIFCE’s Vision, Mission and Principles Vision: A world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of … Continue reading