May 02, 2016
Suva, FIJI

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) has today awarded three inaugural Reuben James Summerlin Scholarships.

The scholarship was established in honour of PFIP’s former Programme Manager, Reuben Summerlin, in keeping with his passion for capacity building and education.

Apr 29, 2016
Kathmandu, Nepal

Nabin Khadka, a 28 year-old resident of Shiva Satashi Municipality in Jhapa district, Eastern Nepal, comes from a large family of 8 members. Owning a very small land lot and in the absence of other income-generating opportunities in the village, the family had difficulty in making ends meet. Khadka lives in the fertile Terai plains and although it is one of the most important areas for the production of tea and rice in Nepal, farmers are often required to find additional ways to increase their incomes.

Apr 27, 2016

Pourquoi un jeune agriculteur vivant à M’backé aurait-il besoin de services financiers de proximités ?

Apr 26, 2016
Tappita, Liberia

MicroLead's partners are expanding credit and savings services throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. In Liberia, the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Trust Savings Credit Union (TSCU) Credit Union are increasing outreach to rural areas. Their services are in such high demand, that rural communities are banding together to help open new credit union branches.

Apr 25, 2016
Naypyidaw, Myanmar

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), under the framework of “Expanding Financial Access” (EFA) project, invites interested licensed credit providers to respond to this Expression of Interest (EOI). 

Apr 25, 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Municipal Investment Finance project in Bangladesh took a major step forward after the recent municipal elections. On 7 April 2016, the UNCDF Office in Bangladesh in association with the Bangladesh Municipal Development Fund (BMDF) organized a consultation workshop to discuss prospects of market borrowing by municipalities and other related tools. The workshop was attended by Mayors and Executive Engineers from 10 municipalities selected through a specially designed performance assessment system.

Apr 25, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

This blog series stimulates a broader discussion on gendered financial inclusion in ASEAN. We examine why women’s access to financial services does not necessarily equate gendered usage. We further explore whether the value that women derive from financial services is impacted by the provider they access them from.

Apr 25, 2016
New York, USA

The 2016 Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) Board Meeting took place from April 12th to 13th, at the One UN Hotel in New York. The meeting gave board members from 11 countries the opportunity to review LoCAL’s progress and accomplishments as well as highlighting the new goals for the upcoming year.

Apr 22, 2016
Cotonou, BENIN

L’inclusion financière est un défi de développement en Afrique. A cet effet, plusieurs initiatives sont menées par différents acteurs dont l’agence d’investissement des Nations Unies (UNCDF). Ces initiatives visent à faciliter l’inclusion des plus pauvres dans les systèmes financiers.

Apr 15, 2016
Rajshahi District, Bangladesh

Zahra Ayadi from SIDA visited LoCAL schemes in two drought-prone upazilas of Rajshahi District in Bangladesh.