Clean energy investment in emerging markets

 

By Olaf Veerman, FLIPSIDE Founder

The clean energy sector in emerging markets shows great potential to attract investment. Information is key to make good decisions and investors need quality data on issues like a country’s legal framework, the availability of financing opportunities, or the presence of local value chains. The Climatescope 2014 - launched today - is both a report and tool that provides investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers with information that guides them in their decision making process.
martes, 28 de octubre de 2014/Author: Guest/Number of views (10232)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How the embedded education model can improve performance of loan officers

By María Jaramillo, Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) and Andrea Stiles, AVAL Consulting

 

Eduardo, a loan officer for Banco Solidario in Ecuador, has difficulty talking to potential clients about the microinsurance products that insurance companies offer to bank clients through the loan process. He is brief in his explanations as he fears clients could ask questions he would not know how to answer.

viernes, 10 de octubre de 2014/Author: Guest/Number of views (8914)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Financial inclusion in Paraguay: New mobile money regulation

 

The MIF supports inclusive mobile financial services via the mobile operators Tigo and Personal. In the context of these two projects we are sharing here the blog by our partner Mireya Almazan at GSMA about the developments in mobile money regulation in sobre Paraguay. 

The opportunity to increase financial access in Paraguay is massive. Paraguay has one of the lowest rates of banking penetration in Latin America: only 22% of adults in Paraguay have an account at a formal financial institution, on par with banking penetration rates in Haiti and Guatemala. Fortunately, policymakers and regulators in Paraguay are committed to the dual goals of financial stability and inclusion, and are taking important steps to realize the opportunity.

martes, 22 de julio de 2014/Author: Guest/Number of views (4057)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Let the games begin: Pitch competition featured at Caribbean Microfinance Forum

  
Facilitators Lisa Harding of the Caribbean Development Bank and Yvonne Chin Irving, a media consultant, counting ballots to determine the winning youth track project proposal.

By Wayne Beecher and Trang Ho

Over 132 participants and 32 presenters were in for a special treat at the Fifth Caribbean Microfinance Forum (#CaribForumV) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, last June 2-5, 2014. 

jueves, 12 de junio de 2014/Author: Guest/Number of views (21438)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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#4ST Prodem: Centroamérica apuesta por un ecosistema emprendedor más dinámico

 
Marta Cruz, gestora de la aceleradora NXTPLabs en la que el FOMIN invirtió USD5 millones en 2014.

Invitada por Hugo Kantis del  Programa de Desarrollo Emprendedor PRODEM, y el FOMIN, tuve el gran privilegio de ser testigo del impacto positivo que el 4ST de PRODEM tuvo en los aspirantes y los actores ya establecidos del ecosistema emprendedor en Centroamérica.

miércoles, 11 de junio de 2014/Author: Guest/Number of views (3457)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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