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Partnership between UNDP and World LP Gas Association provides clean energy to rural areas of Morocco

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In many developing countries, including Morocco, there is still a high dependence on traditional biomass fuel in rural areas, which has many negative consequences, such as deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, health issues and gender inequality. Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) represents a safe and...

Enda inter-arabe: micro-credit in Tunisia

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Enda inter-arabe is an international NGO operating in Tunisia. A member of ENDA Third-World based in Senegal, the organisation has been providing microcredit in Tunisia for 15 years.

The Asian Development Bank and Non-Governmental Organizations: Working Together

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The Microcredit Project in Indonesia, established by the Asian Development Bank and approved in 1994, focuses on microenterprise support, recognizing the potential of microenterprises to create jobs at low capital input costs and raise the income levels of the poor.

Smart Communications: Low-cost Money Transfers for Overseas Filipino Workers

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A leading wireless telephone services provider in the Philippines, Smart Communications, Inc. recognized that at least 8 million Filipinos work and live abroad—about a quarter of the domestic labour force. In 2005, Filipino workers overseas sent $10.7 billion in remittances, with at least as much...

KPMG supports Fairtrade Africa

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BRIGHT is KPMG Europe’s first skills-based pro-bono project that supports the Millennium Development Goals. The global financial services group aims to support capacity building in the core areas of finance, risk management, operational excellence, human resources, IT and marketing. During 2011,...

A Little World: Facilitating Safe and Efficient M-Banking in Rural India

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A Little World (ALW)is an Indian company facilitating safe and efficient mobile-banking in rural India by offering a secure, low‐cost technology driven delivery platform for financial services through special mobile phones.

How financial illiteracy becomes both the cause and consequence of economic inequality

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This is a blogpost on the CRS newswire that questions the usefulness of CSR programmes provided by banks and other financial institutions.

Chilean bank pursues business opportunities in the low-income microenterprise market

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Where others see obstacles, Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) sees opportunities.

Rajawali’s Express Taxi: Working with Taxi Drivers as Business Partners in Indonesia

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The 1997 Asian financial crisis created a job vacuum in Indonesia, with companies forced to lay off 1.4 million workers. A decade later, unemployment rates continue to rise and poverty defines the context for Indonesia’s economy, social relations and security. Express Taxi, a subsidiary of the...

Partnerships allow Rural Finance Corporation to promote rural development in Moldova

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Rural Finance Corporation (RFC) is a non-bank for-profit financial institution that has been functioning on the financial market of the Republic of Moldova for 10 years. Its mission is to directly take action against poverty in Moldova and promote rural development, offering favorable financial...