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In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

Jan 12, 2021

In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

Micro loans are helping the nation’s farming sector weather the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

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.

First Person: Online Business Strategies Mark New Era in Brazzaville

May 27, 2020

First Person: Online Business Strategies Mark New Era in Brazzaville

As expats closely watch developments in the Republic of the Congo, some entrepreneurs refine their marketing strategies.

Digital Marketplace Keeps Indonesian Farmers in Business

May 26, 2020

Digital Marketplace Keeps Indonesian Farmers in Business

An agricultural e-commerce platform offers solutions to social distancing mandates in a COVID-19 era.

During COVID-19 Crisis, Three Banks Work to Soften Impact on Customers

May 13, 2020

During COVID-19 Crisis, Three Banks Work to Soften Impact on Customers

In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, three banks introduce creative measures – including credit holidays – to help customers and communities through a difficult period.

Why Latin America Needs the Private Sector More Than Ever

Apr 29, 2020

Why Latin America Needs the Private Sector More Than Ever

To curb economic damage, Latin America should embrace private sector partnerships.

Uncertainty, Fear, and Coronavirus: The New Reality for Africa’s Entrepreneurs

Apr 17, 2020

Uncertainty, Fear, and Coronavirus: The New Reality for Africa’s Entrepreneurs

“This is just a completely new animal,” says Ada Osakwe, the founder of Nigeria’s Agrolay Ventures and Nuli Juice, says. “Things are changing every second.”