Integrating digital payments into the economies of emerging and developing nations addresses crucial issues of broad economic growth and individual financial empowerment, according to a new report by the World Bank Development Research Group.
CleanStart, UNCDF's global programme with focus on inclusive energy access, has the vision to dramatically expand consumer financing for low-income people who want to shift from traditional household energy applications to renewable energy. In Nepal the programme is partnering with four Financial Services Providers (FSPs), both wholesale and retail lenders, to provide accessible credit to rural households in order to make this switch.
Branchless and mobile financial services hold the promise of banking millions of low income households in least developed countries by 2020. However the rise of these new banking services comes together with many complex issues and hurdles that involve an entire ecosystem of actors from mobile operators, to banks, microfinance institutions and regulators.
The Fifth Annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFF V) will take place on August 28-29 in Perth, Australia — followed by the SME Finance Forum sponsored session on “Technology/Innovation for Inclusion” on August 30th and the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Plenary and Forum on September 1st.
With the objective to promote Local Economic Development through investments in essential small and medium size infrastructure projects in Tanzania, UNCDF is implementing the Local Finance Initiative (LFI) Programme in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office – Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Governments (PMORALG).
An award winning financial literacy programme is coming to Papua New Guinea (PNG). The animation and music-based Cha-Ching programme provides a platform for seven to twelve-year-old children to learn the concepts, tools and practices they need to make informed financial decisions so they can fund their personal goals and dreams.
L'UN Capital Development Fund lance le présent avis pour la sélection et l’établissement de partenariats avec des institutions Prestataires de Services Techniques Agricoles dans le cadre du Programme AgriFinance-Burkina. La sélection est ouverte aux institutions Prestataires de Services Techniques Agricoles opérant au Burkina Faso et remplissant les conditions minimales telles que définies dans le dossier d’appel à sélection.
L'UN Capital Development lance le présent avis pour la sélection et l’établissement de partenariats avec des Institutions de Microfinance dans le cadre du Programme AgriFinance-Burkina. La sélection est ouverte aux institutions financières opérant au Burkina Faso et remplissant les conditions minimales telles que définies dans le dossier d’appel à sélection. AgriFinance-Burkina est un programme envisagé par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) et l'UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) en partenariat avec le Gouvernement du Burkina, sur la période 2014-2018.
The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship and of Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing, officially announced and handed over the first discretionary Performance Based Local Development Grant (LDG) and Capacity Building Grant (CBG) to all the 10 District Councils and Maseru City Council on Friday 18th July 2014. The Councils also received certificates of participation in the 2014 Annual Assessment on minimum conditions to access the LDG. The event was attended by over 150 participants, including the Hon.
On 1 August 2014, UNCDF – the UN’s capital investment agency that promotes economic development and inclusive growth in the least developed countries – welcomes incoming Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl, appointed by the UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark on 10 July 2014.
Karl, a US national, has over 25 years of multilateral experience in international cooperation, development and poverty reduction.