A new set of films developed by IFC in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic shows how microfinance can help people recover from conflict, empower women, and support rural development.
IFC is launching a program to train microfinance practitioners in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan how best to mobilize savings and maintain risk management, thereby supporting economic growth in both countries.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has supported a new award recognizing female entrepreneurs in Tajikistan, part of an effort to encourage the active participation of women in the country’s economy.
IFC is launching a project to increase access to finance for micro entrepreneurs. The project will help MFIs introduce new products, strengthen their operations and promote responsible finance, to expand the economy and create jobs.
In late March, the IFC and the Department of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment hosted an intensive 5-day training program to help government officials from Lao PDR improve their negotiation skills.