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Burundi to receive a US$24.9 million IFAD grant to enhance financial inclusion services in rural areas
06 Nov 2017 | 0 Comments
A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Burundi. The agreement will enhance the availability of financial services in rural areas where demand currently far outstrips supply. Particular attention will be given to the most vulnerable groups, including women and young people.
World Bank Group, ITU and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative
27 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments
A new global program to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Deepening Ghana’s financial inclusion the cooperative way
01 Sep 2017 | 0 Comments
As far back as last year, some experts had predicted the fall of several banks in Ghana and the recent takeover by GCB could herald a major restructuring of Ghana’s banking sector. But since the main function of banks and other financial institutions is to hold deposits and grant credit to the public, the fall of a single financial institution is a loud call to action to protect depositors.
Tanzania: Digital Financial Inclusion to Boost Industrial Economy
04 Aug 2017 | 0 Comments
Digital financial inclusion for country's farmers has been cited as catalyst to boost agricultural production which could in turn facilitate envisaged industrialisation in the country.This emerged during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Halotel Tanzania and Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate to cement partnership to enable farmers in rural areas use mobile transaction to boost production. The partnership would see the two companies create awareness and enable the farmers benefit from loans and saving through digital channels
Audio Visual Material
- FAO Policy Series: Access to Rural Finance
- Les producteurs ivoiriens de cacao adoptent des services financiers numériques
- Qu'est-ce qu'une filière agricole durable?
- Agricultural Finance Video Series
- Cash flow based lending for farmers
- Maroc : Sensibilisation à l'agriculture de conservation
- UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
- What is Agricultural Finance?