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The Birth of a Start-Up Support System

May 11, 2022

The Birth of a Start-Up Support System

The Sahel, breeding ground for a wealth of start-ups, is seeing a flood of incubators and accelerators ready to support innovative businesses.

Colombia's Rebound

Mar 28, 2022

Colombia's Rebound

With a fast-expanding digital ecosystem and a focus on inclusiveness, Colombia’s private sector is reshaping the economy.

For Venezuelans in Colombia, Micro-loans Offer a Fresh Start

Mar 28, 2022

For Venezuelans in Colombia, Micro-loans Offer a Fresh Start

Of the 6 million Venezuelans who have fled turmoil in their homeland, more than 1.7 million of them have settled in Colombia. Without bank accounts, few have had the opportunity to create businesses and establish stable lives. But Bancamía is changing that.

As Impact Investing Grows, So Do Expectations

Apr 14, 2021

As Impact Investing Grows, So Do Expectations

Impact investing has thrived amid the crisis. Now comes the hard part—living up to the name.

“We need to think bigger”

Apr 14, 2021

“We need to think bigger”

Calvert Impact Capital CEO Jennifer Pryce on the vast potential for impact investing.

Egypt’s Health Tech Start-ups Poised to Meet Surging Demand

Apr 14, 2021

Egypt’s Health Tech Start-ups Poised to Meet Surging Demand

Experts say they’re at the forefront of a potential decade-long buildup in health care in the country.

インパクト投資の成長とともに高まる期待

Apr 14, 2021

インパクト投資の成長とともに高まる期待

新型コロナの大流行は、若い世代を中心に経済の持続性や不平等感に対する問題意識を高め、インパクト投資市場への追い風となっています。大手資産運用会社の市場参入もあって、さらなる市場拡大が期待される中、インパクト投資の運用原則をはじめ、共通基準の策定や説明責任の向上などにおいて国際的な取組みが加速しています。

Boosting Internet Connectivity in the Kyrgyz Republic

Apr 7, 2021

Boosting Internet Connectivity in the Kyrgyz Republic

An IFC investment will lead to better internet infrastructure and help change lives for many who currently have little or no connectivity.

Nigeria’s Private Sector Looks Past the Pandemic

Mar 24, 2021

Nigeria’s Private Sector Looks Past the Pandemic

New research shows that long-term prospects for Nigeria’s economic growth are strong, with several promising areas for investment.

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.