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Innovation by design : conducting a border-crossing time-release study in Belarus (English)

In 2015, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducted a border-crossing time-release study (TRS) at three points on the Belarus border. ... See More +

Brief 111705 DEC 01, 2016

Tetyora,Victoria; Shemshenya,Irina; Abrashkevich,Aliaksandr Disclosed

Building trust with all stakeholders is vital for success : implementing a public-private partnership in the electricity sector in Guinea (English)

Fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) face specific socioeconomic and political challenges that hinder their ability to improve infrastructure anddrive economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 108037 MAY 01, 2016

Cusiac-Barr,Elan; Boubakary,Aicha Farida; Kouassi,Ange Claver Disclosed

Health in Africa initiative and its impact on women-owned private health enterprises in Ghana (English)

The World Bank Group in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, established the Health in Africa (HIA) Initiative in 2008. Its mission is to catalyze sustained improvements among the poor in Africa by increasing access to quality private sector health-related goods and services as well as to provide financial protection against the impoverishing effects of illness. ... See More +

Brief 108032 MAY 01, 2016

Seddoh,Anthony Theophilus; Islam,Syed Estem Dadul; Olayo,Bernard O.; Rogo,Khama Odera Disclosed

Gaining wealth from a neighbor’s waste : synergy for sustainable development (English)

Since 2006, the IFC China Energy Efficiency Program (CHUEE) has been partnering with banks to help increase their loan portfolios for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) investments through capacity building of bank staff and providing technical assessment support. ... See More +

Brief 105115 MAR 01, 2016

Zhang,Dianjun Disclosed

Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)

A credit reporting system is an integral part of a well-functioning credit market. It reduces information asymmetries and helps increase access to credit. ... See More +

Brief 105114 FEB 01, 2016

Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan; Zand Yazdani,Yasmin; Jiang,Nan Disclosed

Harmonization strikes a chord of success : doing business in OHADA economies (English)

The 17 West and Central African countries in OHADA (Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) are proving that collective action is an effective way to address common economic challenges. ... See More +

Brief 102792 JAN 01, 2016

Nosal,Leah Christine; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Four hurdles in conducting impact evaluations with clients in Nascent industries : the case of off-grid energy in India (English)

Lighting Asia and India is a market-transformation program that works with companies to develop the commercial market for modern off-grid solar lighting and other services for people in rural India without access to modern energy services. ... See More +

Brief 102793 JUL 01, 2015

Garg,Anjali; Govindarajalu,Chandrasekar; Bruck,Naomi Paula; Chang,Victoria Y.; Soaloon,Hulman Disclosed

Findings from the World Bank due diligence pilot on private sector TF and EFO donors (English)

It is widely acknowledged that the World Bank Group will need to partner in a variety of innovative ways with the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Brief 99059 JUL 01, 2015

Drewnowski,Sophia Disclosed

The path to universal health coverage in Kenya : repositioning the role of the national hospital insurance fund (English)

The national hospital insurance fund’s (NHIF) mandate by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya to implement universal health coverage (UHC) generated controversy among stakeholders. ... See More +

Brief 99070 JUN 01, 2015

Mwaura,Racheal Njeri; Barasa,Edwin Wafula; Ramana,Gandham N.V.; Coarasa,Jorge A.; Rogo,Khama Odera Disclosed

Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)

Trade facilitation connects economies and provides opportunities for business growth. However, the national agencies involved in trade often have different objectives, lack coordination with peer agencies in other countries because of different national priorities, high workloads, and absence of platforms to consult with each other. ... See More +

Brief 99065 JUN 01, 2015

Gabrielyan,Gagik; Konar-Leacy,Violane Disclosed

The India microfinance story : putting the focus on borrowers (English)

IFC has worked on client-protection issues since the first microfinance investment in the early 2000s. These activities took on a more defined shape when seeds of the responsible finance program were sown with the microfinance credit reporting initiative in 2009, which aimed at reducing the significant information asymmetry between microfinance borrowers and lenders by supporting increased links between microfinance institutions and credit bureaus. ... See More +

Brief 99048 APR 01, 2015

Nair,Girish Bhaskaran; Abdul Bijur,Farzana; Bhattacharjee,Poorna; Varma,Sakshi Disclosed

Network holding companies : a pillar of IFC’s commitment to the microfinance industry (English)

An early supporter of the development of the microfinance holding model, IFC has been investing in network holding companies since the early 2000s. ... See More +

Brief 99049 APR 01, 2015

Matthe,Stefan Gerald; Iravantchi,Sheirin Disclosed

Keeping a stumble from becoming a fall : lessons learned from global workouts for microfinance institutions (English)

For the last twenty years, IFC has invested in microfinance projects, committing $3.5 billion to 215 clients across 400 projects in 73 countries. ... See More +

Brief 99047 MAR 01, 2015

Aijazuddin,Momina; Iravantchi,Sheirin Disclosed

Fulfilling the housing dreams of microfinance clients (English)

Rahees Mohammed and his wife lived in a rented house in a slum and had one wish - to build a house that will be a permanent home for the whole family. ... See More +

Brief 99071 MAR 01, 2015

Roy,Friedemann; Rao, Shilpa; Bansal,Sachin Disclosed

Serving China’s frontier regions through sustainable, prudent financial inclusion (English)

Responsible finance, the pragmatic way forward in the global microfinance community today, is helping IFC have an impact on its clients’ operations and bottom lines as well as influence the markets where they operate. ... See More +

Brief 99051 MAR 01, 2015

Bhatia,Mohini; Opem, Lory Camba Disclosed

The need for speed : helping the microfinance industry stay afloat in times of crises (English)

Microfinance has been a lifeline for many low-income people at the base of the pyramid, helping them break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives. ... See More +

Brief 99061 MAR 01, 2015

Hrkac,Vladimir Disclosed

Greenfielding in Africa : a model for building capacity and scale in nascent markets (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the lowest level of access to finance of any region, with banking services available to only about one-quarter of the population. ... See More +

Brief 99058 MAR 01, 2015

Earne,Julie Fawn Disclosed

Breaking free of the branch : designing alternative delivery channel projects for microfinance banks in Africa (English)

Nearly 80 percent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have an account with a formal financial institution. Despite recent well-publicized successes in increasing financial inclusion in a small number of African markets, such as Kenya, hundreds of millions of African adults still lack access to affordable financial services. ... See More +

Brief 99074 MAR 01, 2015

Gutin,John William Disclosed

Microfinance - a big difference : expanding access to finance in countries around the world (English)

Microfinance’, sounds small, right? But it plays a big part in tackling rural poverty, improving opportunities for women, and helping countries recover from disruptive events. ... See More +

Brief 99046 FEB 01, 2015

Disclosed

Small beginnings for great opportunities : lessons learned from 20 years of microfinance projects in IFC (English)

By increasing access to finance for out-of-reach households and families, microfinance continues to be an essential tool for improving livelihoods at the base of the pyramid. ... See More +

Working Paper 95037 JAN 01, 2015

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Innovation by design : conducting a border-crossing time-release study in Belarus (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111705 Brief
Building trust with all stakeholders is vital for success : implementing a public-private partnership in the electricity sector in Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 108037 Brief
Health in Africa initiative and its impact on women-owned private health enterprises in Ghana (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 108032 Brief
Gaining wealth from a neighbor’s waste : synergy for sustainable development (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105115 Brief
Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 105114 Brief
Harmonization strikes a chord of success : doing business in OHADA economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102792 Brief
Four hurdles in conducting impact evaluations with clients in Nascent industries : the case of off-grid energy in India (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 102793 Brief
Findings from the World Bank due diligence pilot on private sector TF and EFO donors (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 99059 Brief
The path to universal health coverage in Kenya : repositioning the role of the national hospital insurance fund (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99070 Brief
Implementing trade logistics reforms in complex multi-country and regional settings : the case of the Western Balkans (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99065 Brief
The India microfinance story : putting the focus on borrowers (English)
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APR 01, 2015 99048 Brief
Network holding companies : a pillar of IFC’s commitment to the microfinance industry (English)
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APR 01, 2015 99049 Brief
Keeping a stumble from becoming a fall : lessons learned from global workouts for microfinance institutions (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99047 Brief
Fulfilling the housing dreams of microfinance clients (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99071 Brief
Serving China’s frontier regions through sustainable, prudent financial inclusion (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99051 Brief
The need for speed : helping the microfinance industry stay afloat in times of crises (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99061 Brief
Greenfielding in Africa : a model for building capacity and scale in nascent markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99058 Brief
Breaking free of the branch : designing alternative delivery channel projects for microfinance banks in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99074 Brief
Microfinance - a big difference : expanding access to finance in countries around the world (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 99046 Brief
Small beginnings for great opportunities : lessons learned from 20 years of microfinance projects in IFC (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95037 Working Paper