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How COVID-19 is Reshaping Nepal’s Banking Culture

Jun 16, 2021

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Nepal’s Banking Culture

The pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital services in the banking sector, but that’s not the only change.

In India, “Normal doesn’t exist”

May 19, 2021

In India, “Normal doesn’t exist”

Manuela de Souza finds hope in the “kindness and ingenuity” of Indian entrepreneurs who are building back even as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the country.

Juggling Jobs and Childcare

Mar 24, 2021

Juggling Jobs and Childcare

As companies consider subsidized or free childcare services for their workers' children, government policies are evolving to meet the need for standardization and regulation.

Connecting Power Grids to Improve Electricity Access

Mar 18, 2021

Connecting Power Grids to Improve Electricity Access

An ambitious project that links electrical grids between Central and South Asia is expected to boost economies and facilitate trade.

Cracking the Code of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka

Mar 15, 2021

Cracking the Code of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka

A digital-finance push is easing the flow of business during COVID–and making the economy more inclusive.

Harvesting Stability for India’s Salt Farmers

Mar 8, 2021

Harvesting Stability for India’s Salt Farmers

Empowering the 15,000 women who help produce three quarters of India's salt with sustainable technology and working to help them break the cycle of poverty.

Exploring New Frontiers During COVID-19

Feb 26, 2021

Exploring New Frontiers During COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, IFC client Frontier Markets helped tackle the supply gap by reaching last-mile customers.

Indian Start-ups Answer the Call

Feb 17, 2021

Indian Start-ups Answer the Call

COVID-19 has strained supply chains in India, but new logistics strategies and digital solutions help ensure access to essentials.

Sri Lanka’s “Superheroes”

Feb 17, 2021

Sri Lanka’s “Superheroes”

In Sri Lanka, ride-hailing company PickMe has pivoted to provide citizens with necessities like grocery and gas. This 3 ½-minute film offers a look inside the lives of PickMe’s women drivers during the pandemic.

Driving Change Through Financial Inclusion

Feb 11, 2021

Driving Change Through Financial Inclusion

With IFC's support, AU Bank is helping empower low-income borrowers otherwise perceived as high-risk clients by other banks.