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Nov 28, 2016
Kampala, Uganda

Kagadi United Boda Boda Riders Association (Kagadi United) in Kampala, Uganda includes 22 members comprised mainly of boda boda (motorcycle) drivers. The group was created when it joined UGAFODE two years ago. For many members, UGAFODE is the first bank with which they have ever interacted. Kagadi United has been dedicated to saving as a group, meeting weekly and transferring their savings to their joint account at UGAFODE. After a year of saving in their GroupSave account, the group takes the money, divides it between all the members, and begins its next cycle.

Nov 23, 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Approximately 200,000 of the most vulnerable households in Bangladesh can expect to be better prepared and have reduced risks of damages caused by disasters and climate change, thanks to the partnership of Sweden, European Union, the United Nations and Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. A project titled Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC), which will be implemented in the next four years in seven most climate vulnerable districts, has been launched today in the Economic Relations Division (ERD) premises. 

Nov 18, 2016
Kampala, UGANDA

Eighty-three thousand customers within the first 48 hours, 650,000 after one month, over 1,000,000 in three months: MoKash is off to a great start in Uganda.

MoKash has taken off strongly, being favourably compared to its counterparts M-Shwari in Kenya (645,000 customers in the 21 days after launch[1]) and M-Pawa in the United Republic of Tanzania (250,000 customers in the first month[2]).

Nov 16, 2016
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

The digital financial service market in Zambia is diverse and competitive, but it faces some hurdles that must be overcome for the market to reach its full potential. As agency banking takes shape, financial service providers (FSPs) have displayed an openness to testing a number of different models. However, one of the major challenges is that providers have struggled to effectively leverage financial service data collection for effective decision-making.[1]

Nov 15, 2016
Kampala, UGANDA

Eighty-three thousand customers within the first 48 hours, 650,000 after one month, over 1,000,000 in three months: MoKash is off to a great start in Uganda.

MoKash has taken off strongly, being favourably compared to its counterparts M-Shwari in Kenya (645,000 customers in the 21 days after launch[1]) and M-Pawa in the United Republic of Tanzania (250,000 customers in the first month[2]).

Nov 14, 2016
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

The digital financial service market in Zambia is diverse and competitive, but it faces some hurdles that must be overcome for the market to reach its full potential. As agency banking takes shape, financial service providers (FSPs) have displayed an openness to testing a number of different models.

Nov 14, 2016
New York, USA

The dust has settled on last month’s Habitat III conference on urbanization, Quito hotels have returned to their regular November occupancy rates, and attention has switched across the Atlantic to the COP 22 climate conference currently taking place in Morocco.

Nov 14, 2016
Kampala, Uganda

When it comes to mobile banking and DFS, agents are at the frontline, representing the financial service provider (FSP) to its clients. The agent’s job comes with a degree of independence by design. So how can FSPs monitor clients to ensure they’re receiving consistent and quality service?

Nov 09, 2016
New York, USA

At 2016 United Nations Pledging Conference, the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg announced its continued commitment to the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) by pledging a 2017 core contribution of €650,000 and thematic contributions of €300,000 for local development and inclusive finance.

Nov 04, 2016
Cotonou, BENIN

In Benin’s hard-to-reach Northern “last mile,” the UN Capital Development Fund’s Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) programme works in three different areas. In its selection process, the programme tries to pick communes in accordance to their need for climate change adaptation. This is why the commune of Copargo is one of them.

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