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Aug 8, 2013

IFC Advisory Services Housing Finance Finance Factsheet 2013

For more than 30 years, IFC has supported the expansion of housing finance, working in countries as diverse as Argentina, Indonesia, and Uganda.

Aug 1, 2013

Partnerships in Mobile Financial Services: Factors for Success

This is the first research study on mobile financial services from the Partnership for Financial Inclusion. It looks at what factors determine successful commercial partnerships between mobile network operators, financial institutions and payment providers in the deployment of mobile financial services, drawing on case studies from Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya and Pakistan.

English | 20 pages | 2013 IFC

Jul 30, 2013

GIIF Newsletter - Issue 6 - July 2013

This issue of the Global Index insurance Facility features Jin-Yong Cai, IFC CEO, addressing SANASA tea farmers with index insurance in Sri Lanka, an interview with an IFC Africa manager, David Crush in which he emphasizes the link between insurance and access to financial services and 14 country updates from the World Bank GIIF Team.

Jul 30, 2013

GIIF Newsletter - Issue 5 - April 2013

This issue features articles on Kilimo Salama - they just passed the 100,000 farmer mark in Kenya and Rwanda - the new MiCRO project recently launched in Haiti, an interview with Christina Ulardic/Vice President Swiss Re and IFC GIIF partner Country Updates.

Jul 29, 2013

IFC Agrifinance Factsheet

This factsheet outlines IFC's role in Agrifinance sector and provides more detailed information on IFC Access to Finance Agrifinance Program.

Jul 25, 2013

IFC Mobile Money Scoping Reports

IFC Mobile Money Scoping Reports present macro-economic overview of a given country, assess its financial/telecom sectors, regulatory framework and distribution landscape, evaluate transformative MFS initiatives and identify potential IFC support in the sector.

Jul 22, 2013

Responsible Finance Factsheet 2013

IFC's Responsible Finance program, part of Access to Finance Advisory, focuses on operational practices that emphasize the needs of end clients, encompassing issues of transparency, disclosure, fairness of pricing, dignified treatment of customers, and product and services quality, to ensure sound provision of financial services.

Jul 8, 2013

Financial Access 2012 : Getting to a More Comprehensive Picture

Each year, the Financial Access report aspires to include data on an increasing number of financial service providers, based on data availability. Financial Access 2011 was an exception that provided an overview of the supply-side data landscape with little fresh data. Financial Access 2012 builds on the work done in Financial Access 2009 and Financial Access 2010 to provide new data on financial access. Using eight years of data (2004–2011) from the IMF’s Financial Access Survey (FAS) in combination with other relevant data, Financial Access 2012 further contributes to measuring and analyzing the current state of financial inclusion.

May 9, 2013

Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Business in the Middle East and North Africa

Produced by Vital Voices Global Partnership in cooperation with IFC and the MENA Businesswomen’s Network, this report surveyed 431 women business owners across 8 economies in the Middle East and North Africa to understand their needs, the critical obstacles they face in accessing finance, and identify real solutions to increase the economic contributions of women-owned SMEs.

88 pages | © May 2013 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 24, 2013

Greening Banks: Highlights of 2012 International Green Credit Forum

The report captures the discussions among banking regulators and executives at the first International Green Credit Forum hosted by IFC and the China Banking Regulatory Commission in Beijing in May 2012. It also covers emerging market regulatory initiatives, China’s Green Credit Policy and international Equator Banks’ experiences.

33 pages| © April 2013 IFC | Complimentary

Mar 21, 2013

Experiences from Japan and Emerging Markets: 2012 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group

The Bank of Japan and IFC Access to Finance Advisory Services co-hosted a workshop on Small and Medium Enterprise Finance — "Experiences from Japan and Emerging Markets" —on the occasion of the 2012 IMF–World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Tokyo. The workshop brought together government officials and practitioners with experience and interest in SME finance to share knowledge and lessons learned about Japan's experienced in SME finance as well as IFC's work in this area in emerging markets.

Mar 4, 2013

Innovative Agricultural SME Finance Models

IFC’s report identifies innovations that can help bankers in developing countries who wish to finance agricultural small and medium enterprises. The “Innovative Agricultural SME Finance Models” report draws from a stocktaking exercise of 100 cases to isolate the most promising examples of innovative financing, risk mitigation and distribution models.

Feb 28, 2013

Sustainability Reporting Handbook for Vietnamese Companies

The Handbook on Sustainability Reporting - a guide for listed companies in Vietnam, was produced by IFC in collaboration with the State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC), the Vietnamese stock exchanges, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).The publication helps companies understand, manage and disclose their environmental and social performance, and  take first steps towards meeting their sustainable development goals.

50 pages | © February 2013 IFC | Complimentary

Jan 3, 2013

Access to Finance Annual Review 2012

IFC Advisory Services Access to Finance business line's 2012 Annual Review  takes stock of the accomplishments of the past fiscal year as we carried forward with the commitment to improve access to financial services for individuals, households, and small businesses, combining investment and advisory offerings for 92 percent of our clients. It also tells the story of how Access to Finance Advisory Services made direct impact on the ground, expanded the client base worldwide, reaching over 1,000 entities in nearly 100 countries, and forged new partnerships to increase leverage in key areas of SMEs, financial infrastructure and micro/retail finance.

Dec 6, 2012

IFC Advisory Services Microfinance Factsheet 2012

IFC Microfinance Advisory Services works with clients to strengthen and expand microfinance by delivering targeted interventions in institution building and strengthening, transformation, risk management, micro and retail product development, and downscaling. Learn more about IFC's approach of achieving impact through scale, expanding product diversification, and advancing responsible finance practices, in this factsheet.

Dec 5, 2012

GIIF Newsletter - Issue 4 - October-November 2012

This issue of the Global Index Insurance Facility newsletter features an interview with Dominique Davoux (Head of Rural Development, European Union Delegation to Kenya) on the role of index insurance in Kenya, an overview of the GIIF program to date, a farmer testimonial from Rwanda and more.

Nov 7, 2012

IFC Advisory Services Access to Finance Factsheet 2012

IFC’s Access to Finance Advisory Services (A2F) help increase the availability and affordability of financial services for individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Oct 24, 2012

GIIF Newsletter - Issue 3 - August-September 2012

Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) is an innovative IFC-led program aimed to expand access to index-based insurance for natural disasters and weather risks in developing countries. Learn more about GIIF projects, funding updates and upcoming industry events from this newsletter

Oct 22, 2012

Retail Payments Factsheet

IFC’s Global Retail Payments program aims to support the development of innovative and sustainable payment solutions using technologies such as mobile phones and payment card infrastructure to deliver payment and other financial services at a low cost. Learn more about the Global Retail Payment program's approach, services, and achievements in this factsheet.

Oct 9, 2012

Being the Change: Inspiring the Next Generation of Inclusive Business Entrepreneurs Impacting the Base of the Pyramid

Based on interviews with 14 founders and CEOs of IFC client companies, the report identifies a number of lessons on inclusive business, including the need to balance short-term returns with long-term goals and the importance of knowledge of local conditions, needs, and capabilities. The stories also reflect the overarching optimism these leaders share about the future of inclusive business.

Sep 28, 2012

2012 Global Microscope

The 2012 Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment is an annual study that offers an in-depth analysis of the enabling environment in microfinance for 55 countries around the Globe. 

Sep 4, 2012

Capturing Our Impact: Their Stories

This book demonstrates transformative effect of giving the poor and small businesses access to financial services that previously were out of reach. These are the stories from around the world of 20 people whose lives have changed and small business owners who have profited.

Aug 3, 2012

GIIF Newsletter - Issue 2 - June/July 2012

Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) is an innovative IFC-led program aimed to expand access to index-based insurance for natural disasters and weather risks in developing countries. Learn more about GIIF projects, funding updates and upcoming industry events from this newsletter.

Aug 1, 2012

Customer Management in SME Banking Guide

Customer Management in SME Banking Guide aims to share and disseminate critical information for managing the SME client relationship, allowing banks that already serve the SME sector to move beyond lending to better capture the SME Banking opportunity.

Aug 1, 2012

La Hipotecaria

La Hipotecaria Holding Inc. (LH Holding), a full-service housing finance company, specializes in originating, servicing and securitizing residential mortgages for low- and lower middle-income borrowers, the majority of whom are first time home buyers. It approves approximately 360 loans per month in Panama and 90 loans per month in El Salvador. As of 2012, the company had issued more than 20,000 loans.