Market participation requires a range of financial solutions and investments to meet the needs of individuals, households, and firms as well as to meet national and sub-national financing requirements for infrastructure, which enable market-led development. Catalyzing private financing requires an ecosystem approach that includes the financial sector infrastructure itself.
In Somalia, USAID is helping blunt the economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting financial institutions and contributing to Somalis’ ability to cope with, and build resilience to, the COVID-19 crisis.
Oct 26, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
The SEEP Annual Conference is a unique forum where we debate bold ideas, learn openly from our failures, and challenge our own assumptions to build the next generation of development solutions.
Jul 27, 2020
ESCAP is looking for pron evidence-based financial solutions for women entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will receive up to US$ 25,000 in research funding.
Aug 11, 2020
The webinar will present insights from the Savings and Retail Banking in Africa report and will discuss challenges to encourage savings for low-income customers following the 4 pillars of financial inclusion: usability, affordability, accessibility, and sustainability.
Jul 13, 2020
#SEEP2020 is going 100% virtual! We see this as an opportunity to diverge from our traditional request for session proposals to a more experimental, participatory, and flexible model.
Jul 29, 2020
The Innovation Challenge from SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups is going virtual and we’re offering this interactive experience at no cost.
Jun 29, 2020
The shared-value approach makes a strong case for private-sector engagement in the international development arena.
Jun 17, 2020
How can programs encourage and enable local commercial banks to lend to companies supplying solar home systems for off-grid customers? This post is part two in a three-part series, and addresses solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and industrial users and providers.
Jun 12, 2020
In many developing countries, the companies that build, supply, and sell clean energy solutions have difficulty obtaining bank loans or other financing to expand their businesses or reach new markets. This blog shares how Power Africa is working with the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity to support off-grid energy companies in Rwanda.