Publications

Microfinance and Climate Change

30 Mar 2016
  • Passe Relles

2015 is one of those years during which, global high-level meetings seem to succeed each other at an incredible pace. This year marks wrap up of the landmark UN Millennium Development Goals, which world leaders agreed on 15 years ago. There has been signifcant progress in meeting the targets, however, a lot still lies ahead. In order to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, the UN plans a World Summit from […]

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The Green Index: An Innovative Tool to Assess the Environmental Performance of MFIs

29 Mar 2016

    The idea of the Green Index emerged from an observation: in the microfinance sector, there is still no clear understanding of what is meant by “environmental performance in microfinance” and no commonly accepted tool to assess the environmental performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs). The e-MFP Microfinance and Environment Action Group therefore decided to develop a practical tool to assess the environmental performance of a microfinance institution. The objectives of such […]

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    Mobile Insurance and Risk Framework in Ghana

    22 Mar 2016
    • Advision Finance
    • Amarante Consulting
    • PromIGH

    This study has been commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), on request of the National Insurance Commission (NIC) which is the regulatory and supervisory authority of the insurance sector in Ghana. The support is part of a component of the German and Ghana Governments’ ‘Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED)’ which is dedicated […]

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    2015 Global Microscope

    02 Mar 2016

      Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and East and South Asia have the most conducive environments for financial inclusion; India, Haiti, and Egypt are among the most improved countries this year. Access to affordable, diverse financial services is expanding and deepening in many parts of the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) 2015 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion. Two-thirds of the 55 countries studied have improved their enabling […]

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      Global Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion: The Evolving Landscape

      02 Mar 2016

        Since the publication of the first GPFI White Paper in 2011, Global Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion for the Poor – Toward Proportionate Standards and Guidance, global standard-setting bodies have taken steps toward financial inclusion, acting on most of the proposed observations and recommendations. The second edition of the White Paper takes into account the considerable evolution of the financial inclusion landscape since 2011, concluding with observations and recommendations for […]

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        2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

        02 Mar 2016

          Mobile money is reaching more than 411 million people globally. Moreover, it is available in 85% of countries where the vast majority of the population lacks access to a formal financial institution. However, while the success to date is to be celebrated, the future success of mobile money depends on the industry’s capacity to adapt to a changing landscape. The findings from the 2015 report provide insights on both current […]

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