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A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Nov 19, 2020

A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Microfinance solutions are helping Mongolian small businesses stay on their feet.

Toward a Wider Web

Nov 11, 2020

Toward a Wider Web

The World Wide Web Foundation’s new director of research, Catherine Adeya, on the importance of building an inclusive Web.

Need financing because of the pandemic? SMEs turn to fintech companies

Nov 11, 2020

Need financing because of the pandemic? SMEs turn to fintech companies

Fintechs use cutting-edge technology to assess the creditworthiness of borrowers, making their services accessible and fast for SMEs.

A New Financial Lifeline for Tongans

Nov 9, 2020

A New Financial Lifeline for Tongans

A new online money-transfer system is helping Tonga maintain a key source of income.

Global Response, Regional Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19

Oct 28, 2020

Global Response, Regional Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19

IFC’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is helping the poor and vulnerable.

Expanding Business During COVID-19

Sep 30, 2020

Expanding Business During COVID-19

EBRD’s former leader, Suma Chakrabarti, highlights the need for more investors in developing countries, plus more climate business.

How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid COVID-19

Sep 23, 2020

How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid COVID-19

A crisis center in Odesa mobilized nearly $5 million from businesses and provided critical equipment and services to hospitals.

Economist Paul Collier on African Recovery: “It’s All Urgent”

Sep 2, 2020

Economist Paul Collier on African Recovery: “It’s All Urgent”

Development economist Paul Collier on the need to support Africa’s firms during the pandemic

How a Kenyan Flower Producer Bloomed Through COVID-19

Sep 2, 2020

How a Kenyan Flower Producer Bloomed Through COVID-19

Equator Flowers, a cut-flower producer in Western Kenya, reworked its business model to survive COVID-19 and its lasting effects on trade and business.

Strengthening One of Africa’s Universities in a Time of Crisis

Sep 2, 2020

Strengthening One of Africa’s Universities in a Time of Crisis

Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana, explains how the institution is supporting its students during the pandemic.

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