Oct. 29, 2014

Le gouvernement du Rwanda a décidé aujourd'hui d'accélérer la mise en application de ses projets visant à transformer le pays en une économie exempte d'espèces et à atteindre un niveau d'inclusion financière de 80 % d'ici 2017.

Oct. 28, 2014
Papua New Guinea

The Government of Papua New Guinea, the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) are partnering on the financial inclusion component of the EU-funded Rural Economic Development Programme Phase 2 (RED 2), targeting the Highlands Region’s seven provinces.

Oct. 23, 2014
Brussels, BELGIUM

UNCDF, the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs),has partnered with The MasterCard Foundation to expand a flagship programme that will enable three million low-income clients in Africa to access mobile financial services for the first time.

Oct. 21, 2014
Dar es Salaam

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) gathered over 120 nationwide project developers and financial institutions to a three-day technical workshop on project finance. The workshop is part of a training series UNCDF hosts each year, to inform both private and public infrastructure project developers and lenders about innovative tools in the field of project finance, and the ways UNCDF can support them through its Local Finance Initiative (LFI) Programme based in Dar es Salaam.

Oct. 14, 2014
Nairobi, KENYA

The regional workshop, organised by UNCDF and the International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD), kicked off yesterday with 26 participants from five African countries; Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania; taking part. The main purpose of the workshop is to review the progress of the third round of the International Training Programme and provide technical guidance to the participants as they plan and develop the content of their change projects.

Oct. 13, 2014

Decentralisation took a small but very important step forward in Cambodia on Tuesday 7th October with the formal launch of the Local Development and Decentralised Health Services project (LDDHS).

Oct. 10, 2014
New York, USA

On Tuesday 23, September 2014 - during the UN Climate Summit 2014, over 100 Heads of State, Government officials, and representatives of the private sector and civil society came together to discuss new ideas to address climate change. In his statement to the meeting Mr. Raphaël EDOU, Minister of the Environment in Benin, on behalf of H.E. Dr.

Sep. 29, 2014

The LoCAL project in Bangladesh organized the “Annual Planning and Performance Assessment” workshop in the two piloted Upazila Parishads, Godagari and Mohonpur, respectively on 21st and 22nd July 2014. The workshops’ objective was to introduce the performance assessment of the Upazila Parishad’s core responsibility in planning and coordinating service delivery with the active participation of line agencies, Union Parishads and communities.

Sep. 28, 2014
Mogadishu, SOMALIA

Fiduciary risks of providing financial support to Somalia governments have been a matter of concern for a number of development partners and sometimes prevented the provision of much needed finance for local development in this country emerging from many years of conflict and civil strife.

Sep. 25, 2014
Addis Abeba, ETHIOPIA

As part of her first visit to the field to become acquainted with UNCDF programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, the recently appointed Executive Secretary (ES)of UNCDF, Judith Karl, visited MicroLead Expansion partners in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

MicroLead Expansion (MLE) is funding CARE and Mwanga Community Bank (MCB) in Tanzania. CARE in partnership with (MCB) is working in the Kilimanjaro region to develop and offer formal financial products and services designed for savings groups called village savings and loan associations (VSLAs).