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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 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets will take place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. Approximately 450 experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted in cooperation with the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and the Microinsurance Network.
The 2019 edition of the Impact Insurance Forum will focus on the topic “Insurance for women: Opportunities for insurers”.
Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of MIX Market’s role building transparency in the microfinance industry and how, in its new home on the World Bank’s Data Catalog, the dataset can be combined with other global finance and development data for richer insights. Viewers will hear from the panelists regarding the evolution of data and funding, as well as the eventual body of knowledge created around microfinance.
Foromic is an annual event that focuses on reinventing inclusion with creative initiatives, based on digital solutions and new business models, that have the potential to improve lives for all. Foromic provides a unique opportunity to learn about new trends, develop connections and do business in the field of inclusion.
Since its inception, mobile money has unleashed a wave of investment and innovation that has disrupted traditional ideas about financial services and transformed the lives of hundreds of millions people. The incredible growth of mobile money in recent years has demonstrated the power of mobile technology in reaching the financially excluded. By enabling a breadth of partnerships across sectors including humanitarian, agriculture and energy, mobile money has become a key driver of inclusive growth in emerging markets.
School entrepreneurs, as independent business owners, play a vital role in community development. By operating a local school, they can make investments that not only grow their school and create an enabling learning environment, but benefit their entire community – from creating jobs and generating demand for local businesses, to providing a space for networking opportunities and stronger community cohesion.
Join this Financial Inclusion Week webinar to learn how Caribou Data explored digital platform usage for managing micro and small business operations in Kenya.
We know that many people use Facebook and WhatsApp as tools for managing their business, but what does that look like in practice? Which platforms are the most popular? Do different types of businesses use these tools differently?