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Expanding Financial Capability in Colombia

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 8, 2019
Updated: Friday, April 5, 2019

Expanding Financial Capability in Colombia
by Pablo Antón Díaz

This report describes the Center for Financial Inclusion's efforts to communicate best practices for developing financial education interventions to policymakers and practitioners via workshops in Colombia as well as an evaluation of the success
of their efforts. It also presents recommendations for further embedding behavioral insights into financial education programming so that practitioners and policymakers can deploy more effective interventions.

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Tags:  financial education  financial inclusion  Latin America  Microfinance 

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Microfinance Funds – 10 years of research and practice

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 11, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Microfinance Funds – 10 years of research and practice:
A Review and Analysis of CGAP & Symbiotics' Microfinance Investment Vehicles Surveys

by CCAP and Symbiotics

This 10-year review of the landscape of microfinance offshore investments is based on data collected through annual CGAP/Symbiotics surveys of Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIVs) conducted between 2007 and 2016. The current paper largely focuses on MIVs, as defined in the disclosure guidelines – namely independent investment vehicles with more than 50% of non-cash assets invested in microfinance and open to multiple investors. However, and to a lesser extent, this paper also compiles data on some microfinance investment intermediaries (MIIs), such as funds open to single investors.

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Tags:  investment  investors  Microfinance  sector publication 

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Where Do Impact Investing and Microfinance Meet?

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where Do Impact Investing and Microfinance Meet?

 Mayada El-Zoghbi and Henry Gonzalez
 June 2013

Tags:  Impact Investing  Microfinance  sector publication 

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Randall Kempner in the HBR blog - Learning from Microfinance's Woes

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Monday, March 5, 2012

 

Randall Kempner writes about lessons from microfinance in the Harvard Business Review blog.

Tags:  ANDE publication  Microfinance  Randall Kempner 

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Beyond Microfinance: Getting Capital to Small and Medium Enterprises to Fuel Faster Development

Posted By Saurabh Lall, Friday, October 21, 2011
A Brookings Institution policy brief that argues that small and medium sized enterprises contribute more to economic development and growth than micro-enterprises, but face barriers to scale in developing countries. 

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Tags:  Development  Entrepreneurship  Microfinance  sector publication  SME 

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