the mif blog

Stories of inspiring entrepreneurs and organizations, discussion and commentary of new trends in private sector development, and the latest events and publications.

The Future of Financial Inclusion

By Sergio Navajas

In the last week of October 2015, the MIF’s annual Foromic conference took place in Santiago, Chile. This is the region’s largest gathering on financial inclusion—with over 1,300 participants, it is a must-attend for financial industry managers, government officials, investors, donors, consultants, and other stakeholders. It provides the ideal backdrop to discuss the future of financial inclusion.

Coming Soon: Foromic in Santiago, Chile

By Elizabeth Terry

We are packing our suitcases and getting ready to launch the XVIII Foromic, the MIF’s largest annual event and the leading conference on microfinance and microenterprise in Latin America and the Caribbean. This year’s Foromic takes place October 26-28 in the dynamic city of Santiago, Chile.

Seven tips for successful money transfer partnerships

By Rebecca Rouse

Versión en español

Success in the money transfer space depends on successful partnerships, due to the multiple actors involved in moving money from one country to another. At this year’s Foromic, which took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador from November 4-6, executives from three major money transmitters sat down with banks and client behavior experts to discuss the ingredients for a healthy remittances ecosystem.  Panelists Diego Balanovsky (Banco Familiar), Juan Carlos Blanco (Western Union), Paul Dwyer (Viamericas), Barbara Magnoni (EA Consultants), and Gene Nigro (Xoom) shared these seven tips for creating successful partnerships.

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.


La evolución de la inversión de impacto: 6 señales de progreso

By Guest


Por Elizabeth Nicoletti, Asociada Senior de Comunicaciones del BID Sector Privado. Este blog fue originalmente publicado en en inglés.

Read the english version on the Sustainable business blog.

Los expertos de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron ayer en la Conferencia Anual FOROMIC en Guayaquil, Ecuador, para reflexionar sobre la evolución de la inversión de impacto. Según una encuesta por JP Morgan y el Global Impact Investing Network survey, la cartera actual de la inversión de impacto se estima en US$50 millones a nivel mundial y se espera que crezca en US$400 mil millones en los próximos cinco años.