How can we create new opportunities for women entrepreneurs to succeed in developing Asia?
Blog posts on "microfinance"
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.
What can ADB learn from IFC’s experience promoting inclusive business, and what are the main challenges and opportunities in the region?
To ensure ongoing economic growth in Asia and for the poorest to have a chance to benefit from the region’s growing prosperity, we must prioritize bringing financial services readily and cheaply to the “unbanked”.