Feb. 23, 2015

Mobile Money for the Poor and MicroLead, two flagship global thematic initiatives at UN Capital Development Fund, are hosting a joint learning event in Uganda in February 2015. Partners will be exposed to expertise in agent network management, savings group linkages, smallholder farmer initiatives and mobile network operator perspectives, as well as have the opportunity to share and learn from each other.

Feb. 12, 2015
Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

This United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) call for investment proposals is the first in Tanzania under the Local Finance Initiative (LFI) programme which is being implemented in partnership with the government of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office – Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Governments (PMO-RALG).

Feb. 12, 2015

A l’invitation du Directeur régional pour l’Afrique de l’Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT), l’UNCDF a participé, à la retraite des directeurs de la région Afrique de l’OIT, qui s’est tenue, le 7 février 2015, à Alger (Algérie). L’UNCDF avait été sollicité pour une communication sur le thème de « Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and strategic parternerships » en mettant l’emphase sur les partenariats, notamment, entre les deux organisations.

Feb. 12, 2015

UNCDF’s Regional Office for Asia and The Pacific organized a two-day ThinkShop on January 20-21, 2015 held at the Australian Embassy in collaboration with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), titled “Enhancing the Role of Finance in Expanding Equal Opportunities for Women to Access, Use and Benefit from Real-Economy Markets.” The event was held in the framework of UNCDF’s Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) programme, which ai

Feb. 06, 2015

In preparation for the 2015 Global Forum on Development, which will focus on how access to financing can contribute to inclusive social and economic development, the OECD Development Centre, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Better than Cash Alliance have developed a series of articles exploring the key

Jan. 27, 2015

Colombia has made significant strides in the shift to electronic payments, but further progress in addressing informal cash economy and increasing merchant acceptance and consumer adoption is needed to further advance the shift to digital payments in the country, according to a new report released by Better than Cash Alliance.

Jan. 20, 2015
Monrovia, LIBERIA

UNDP has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone.

The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to help run treatment centres, help communities prevent transmission and track people that have had contact with victims. Many worked tirelessly without pay for months as the country struggled to cope with the epidemic.

Jan. 19, 2015
Cotonou, BENIN

L’Unité d’Évaluation a le plaisir de partager le rapport de l’évaluation finale du Projet d'Appui à la Décentralisation, à la Déconcentration et au Développement Économique Local au Bénin, programme pour lequel l’UNCDF a reçu une contribution financière du Fonds Belge pour la Sécurité Alimentaire.

L’évaluation s'est avérée être un exercice très utile mettant en évidence les succès et les défis du programme.

Jan. 15, 2015

From Sept. to Nov. 2014, the Union Parishad Governance Project (2011-2016) and the Upazila Parishad Governance Project (2011-2016) were subject to an external midterm evaluation (MTE). The aim was to

1) assess the progress of the projects and the likelihood of achieving end targets in 2016;  

2) to assess relevance and progress against UNDAF 2012-2016 and the Government of Bangladesh’s (GoB) policies on decentralization and local governance;

3) and to extract lessons learnt and provide recommendations for the project implementation.

Dec. 24, 2014
Sierra Leone

En attendant leur tour, Marion Sesay et ses deux collègues bavardent à l'ombre du bureau de payement. Infirmières à l'hôpital local, elles ont droit à une prime de risque, un supplément qui leur est versé une fois par quinzaine pour les risques professionnels en période d'Ebola. « Cet argent nous aide énormément », explique Mme Sesay.