At the Start of the Third Decade: Highlights of 2014

By Nancy Lee, General Manager



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As the Multilateral Investment Fund enters its third decade, it has transformed itself into a more disciplined development laboratory, with the explicit aim of translating experimentation and innovation into systemic impact. Strong diagnostics and project design, deep understanding of clients and executing agencies, knowledge sharing, and rigorous metrics are now at the core of our business model. But rigor must be matched with stronger client service. This means opening up our laboratory to new clients and partners, and streamlining our processes.


Change at the Multilateral Investment Fund: More Discipline + Client Focus = Greater Impact

By Nancy Lee, General Manager


 
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As the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) enters its third decade, it retains its core attributes and client focus:  support for private sector-led innovation to benefit the poor and vulnerable in Latin American and the Caribbean—their firms, their farms, and their households. But it has evolved into a more disciplined laboratory, with the explicit aim of translating experimentation and innovation into systemic impact. 

Empowering Rural Women in Agriculture

By Nancy Lee, General Manager


Project Results: Interfisa Financiera in Paraguay percentage of women rural clients

Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty, and food security.

Foromic 2014: Closing remarks

By Nancy Lee, General Manager

 

 


During the closing ceremony for the 2014 Foromic in Guayaquil, Ecuador, MIF General Manager Nancy Lee reviewed highlights from the conference and shared her top ten takeaways from the panels and other events. Topics discussed included advances in digital financial services, crowdfunding platforms, and savings products.

Durante la ceremonia de cierre del Foromic en Guayaquil, Ecuador, Nancy Lee, Gerenta General del FOMIN revisó los aspectos destacados de la conferencia y compartió su "top 10"  de los aspectos destacados en los paneles y otros eventos. Los temas incluyen avances en las finanzas digitales, plataformas de financiamiento colectivo y productos de ahorro.

 

Data gaps for women entrepreneurs: why they matter

By Nancy Lee, General Manager



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In September, we at the Inter-American Development Bank had the opportunity to host the annual summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women. GBA is a path-breaking consortium of more than 30 banks interested in serving women clients. While moderating a panel on gaps in data about the women’s market, I briefed the audience of about 200 on the gender-related results of a 2013 survey by FELABAN, the Latin American bankers’ association. The survey posed two questions to regional bankers regarding use of data broken down by gender and how banks serve their women clients.