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AFIFORUM brings together the entire value-chain for Asia's financial services sector under one roof.
The School of Economics and Finance of Universidad del Pacífico (Peru), the Center for Empirical Research in Business (CIEN) of Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), invite scholars to present and discuss their work with peers at the first conference on financial stability and sustainability, which to be held on the 20th and 21st of January 2020 in the premises of Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.
Lack of proximity has long been identified as an obstacle to sustained take-up – and sustained use – of formal financial services. However, efforts by financial service providers (FSPs) to address the "proximity gap" have been hampered by a shortage of useful, practical information on how to close it. This how-to webinar led by Savings at the Frontier will introduce some of the low-cost practical approaches and tools (such as geolocation and data maps) that FSPs can use to address proximity and will include live demonstrations and testimonies from FSPs who have tried and tested them.
Smallholder farming households in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Latin America collectively require more than USD 240 billion in agriculture finance to optimize their farm operations. The last five years have seen an unmistakable acceleration in the number of providers engaging smallholder farmers through new products and service delivery models. From formal financial institutions to FinTechs and agribusinesses, private sector actors are shifting their perception of smallholders and the investment opportunity they present.
This Business Planning With Microfin course will be taught through an online training platform. The training differs from the in-person training in several important elements. There is no way to consolidate 30+ hours of training over five days into just 10 hours with internet-based training. Much of the rich discussion and interaction among participants cannot take place. Strategic business planning theory will not be presented.
Despite economic growth, social inequalities continue to rise and concerns about climate change are increasingly evident. In the 21st century, the process of economic and social transformation must involve a solidarity society that is committed to share, to improve social services, to defend human rights and above all to take care of our planet. This is established in the United Nations Global Compact for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. To achieve this, we must favor the development of more inclusive and cooperative economic models.
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is set up under an Act of Parliament and is the principal financial institution, for promotion, financing and development of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector and co-ordination of the functions of the various Institutions engaged in similar activities.
Most digital financial services users around the world live in cash-based societies, and they require a cheap and easy way to switch between the worlds of cash and digital currency. Agent networks that provide this service tend to cluster around urban and peri-urban areas and larger rural towns. However, global evidence shows that emerging agent network business models are improving agent viability in remote areas home to many of the world's poor, financially excluded populations.
The annual lecture is FSD Kenya’s flagship event. Held every year since 2015, the annual lecture highlights new thinking and raises cutting-edge issues in the field of financial inclusion. Past speakers have included Dr.
The 2019 edition of the Impact Insurance Forum will focus on the topic “Insurance for women: Opportunities for insurers”.