The road to recovery post-COVID-19 is full of risks for Asia’s banks. They need to innovate and expand their services to help rebuild the small businesses that provide a lifeline to Asia’s poor.
Blog posts on "microfinance"
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed dedicated his life to social development, establishing practices that will continue to help the poor for decades to come.
How can we create new opportunities for women entrepreneurs to succeed in developing Asia?
To help microfinance clients borrow the right amount, we need to improve their awareness and understanding of financial products.
Peer-to-peer data sharing is being tested in Georgia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
Events unfolded quite differently to expectations, and showed the poor's resilience.
Microfinance institutions must ensure that clients are treated in a fair and transparent manner, and are able to fulfill their debt.
If issues of trust, affordability, and reliability are addressed, digital financial services can help extend financial services to all.
Microfinance provides post-disaster relief and support quickly, reduces the cost of recovery financing, reduces aid dependency, and builds long-term resilience.
Mature, ‘investment-ready’ inclusive businesses in the region are expected to triple in the next ten years.