About: micro-finance

Africa 28-02-2018

Index insurance trialled in sub-Saharan Africa as part of climate change fight

Since the end of the 2000s, there has been an increase in projects in sub-Saharan Africa to develop index insurance, based on weather indices such as rainfall or temperature. It is intended to help farmers cope with climate change, before droughts sets in. EURACTIV.fr reports
Mahmoud Mohieldin [World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr]
Development Policy 01-08-2014

Remittances and savings of the diaspora can finance development

There are more than 230 million international migrants worldwide - more than the population of the world’s fifth most populous country, Brazil. To help finance development, new “diaspora” financial instruments, or diaspora bonds, could be created, write Mahmoud Mohieldin and Dilip Ratha.
Brexit 30-09-2011

EU to extend microcredit help beyond 2013

The Commission will next week extend a €200 million 'social' micro-financing project helping Roma communities in Bulgaria and a company manufacturing fashion handbags in the Netherlands.

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