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Oct 8, 2019
This document provides information on the research methodology utilized for IFC-Daraju case study “Women Entrepreneurs Find Business Opportunities in Nigeria’s Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Sector” including data collection and analysis, survey questionnaire, and sampling.
English | 9 pages | 2019
Oct 7, 2019
The Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility Progress Report 2019
English | 2019 IFC
Oct 4, 2019
What is the future of SME banking? In IFC’s inaugural SME business banking survey, we asked the heads of SME operations serving small businesses around the world. The online survey launched in 2018 posed questions to identify the biggest issues SME banking leaders are grappling with and to better understand the opportunities to run innovative, competitive and sustainable SME banking units.
English | 40 pages | 2019 IFC
Sep 30, 2019
This case study from Nigeria explores how stakeholders in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, such as financial institutions and service providers, can unlock the potential of women entrepreneurs. Evidence from Daraju Industries and other companies in emerging markets demonstrates that investing in female distributors can open new markets, boost sales and growth, and improve profitability.
English | 8 pages | 2019
Aug 21, 2019
A country-level diagnostic to assess the demand and supply of finance for women-owned Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India.
Apr 22, 2019
The agriculture sector employs nearly 98 million women in India. Yet, their contribution remains undervalued—especially in sectors such as sugarcane farming, which are perceived to be male-dominated. This case study explores how DCM Shriram Ltd. and IFC developed specific solutions to increase the visibility of the work done by women farmers and their impact on improving farm yields.
English | 4 pages | 2019
Feb 6, 2019
This report shows the impact of Garanti Bank Romania’s Women SME Banking Program. With support from IFC, the bank has loaned over €145 million to women-owned enterprises, with surveyed recipients experiencing an average real sales growth of over 5 percent per year, higher than the national average for firms in Romania.
English | 56 pages | IFC
Dec 11, 2017
This report highlights the results of Bank of Palestine’s Felestineya Mini-MBA program in West Bank and Gaza with support from IFC. This first-of-its-kind program by BoP combines access to tailored financial products with nonfinancial services, including networking, mentoring, coaching, and business information to boost the growth of women-owned small and medium enterprises and achieve business results for the Bank.
English | 25 pages | IFC
Dec 10, 2017
Bank of Palestine and IFC designed the Felestineya Mini-MBA to boost the performance of firms owned by women and spur economic growth in West Bank and Gaza. The case study highlights the impact of this program aimed at increasing women’s participation in the labor market and meeting their financial needs, including those of female business owners.
English | 8 pages | IFC
Dec 5, 2017
The World Bank and IFC jointly launched the Lighting Africa program, with the aim of providing modern lighting and energy products by 2030 to 250 million people who currently live off the grid. This case study outlines the challenges of the power situation in Kenya and highlights gender-smart solutions for women entrepreneurs to unlock the grassroots solar market.
English | 4 pages | IFC
Mar 6, 2017
This report demonstrates how IFC clients, including banks and agribusiness companies, have benefited from developing and implementing gender-smart solutions. Evidence shows that investing in women as employees, entrepreneurs, customers, and community partners can help companies in several ways, from broadening the talent pool to increasing productivity, providing an opportunity to transform local and global markets.
English | 80 pages | IFC
Mar 1, 2017
This case study discusses how IFC and the microfinance institution FINCA DRC developed a network of online agents to provide banking services to FINCA’s low-income customers. During the network’s rollout, IFC and FINCA found that working with women agents helped FINCA to connect with more people without access to formal banking services. The study is part of IFC’s report Investing in Women: New Evidence for the Business Case.
English | 4 pages | IFC