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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.

Tapping Africa’s $180 Billion Opportunity

Nov 11, 2020

Tapping Africa’s $180 Billion Opportunity

How Africa’s tech entrepreneurs are transforming the continent’s Internet economy.

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.

Small Bets, Big Impact: Driving Innovation in Development

Sep 30, 2020

Small Bets, Big Impact: Driving Innovation in Development

Ann Mei Chang, former Silicon Valley executive and USAID Chief Innovation Officer, offers ideas for funding models that can drive innovation in the development sector.

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.

New Nigerian Biobank Advances Africa’s Genomic Revolution

Jul 28, 2020

New Nigerian Biobank Advances Africa’s Genomic Revolution

Ethnic diversity in human genomic studies is a matter of social justice as well as a scientific imperative. 54Gene and other Africa-based initiatives are taking the lead.

Sustaining Small Retail Outlets During a Pandemic Lockdown

Jul 23, 2020

Sustaining Small Retail Outlets During a Pandemic Lockdown

When Nigerian authorities locked down cities across the country in late February to curb the spread of COVID-19, Blessing Chibueze feared the small store she runs would quickly run out of stock.

A Tailor Retailored: How a Ghanaian Firm Refitted to Help Fight a Pandemic

Jun 30, 2020

A Tailor Retailored: How a Ghanaian Firm Refitted to Help Fight a Pandemic

In response, Ghana’s government called on four apparel companies based in the capital, Accra, to make face masks, head covers, surgical scrubs, and gowns.