Inclusive Finance

Agricultural Finance and the youth, Prospects for financial inclusion in Uganda

The following study is the result of a joint collaboration between the Rural Finance Team and the Decent Rural Employment Team of FAO’s Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP).

Exploring Community-Based Financing Schemes to Finance Social Protection

Health-related shocks, such as death or severe sickness, can affect households’ budgets significantly and create serious household trauma, leading to higher possibilities of them falling into poverty traps.

Social Finance Annual Report 2019

This report highlights the work of the ILO’s Social Finance Programme in 2019 and is structured around three segments of the financial sector:

Linking agricultural insurance and social protection

The present publication was developed by the Inclusive Rural Transformation
and Gender Equity Division (ESP) of FAO, as part of a joint collaboration between the Rural Institutions, Services and Empowerment (RISE) Team
and the Social Protection Team

The Dynamic Learning Playbook: Intentional learning practices to achieve social impact

This playbook is for organizations seeking to learn more effectively. It presents a set of solutions and tools to address common learning challenges, drawing on original research and prototyping.

Development Banking and Support to SMEs during the Covid-19 crisis

Inasmuch as micro, small and medium enterprises account for 99.5% of the businesses in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region and 60% of the formal jobs in the production sector, they should be extremely important to the governments and for the public policies that need implementing, particularly in the current context of the crisis unleashed by COVID-19 that threatens the very survival of a large number of the SMEs.

Rabo Foundation case study: How to consider greenhouse gas emissions when financing agricultural cooperatives and SMEs

A recent study commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia project, in collaboration with the agricultural consulting firm, Agri-Logic, confirmed how climate-smart interventions to improve production of Robusta coffee in Vietnam have contributed to lower carbon emissions in the coffee sector. This 72-page report contain data summary of main findings

Algorithmic Bias, Financial Inclusion, and Gender: A primer on opening up new credit to women in emerging economies

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing financial services offerings to customers across the globe. Historically, women have been the victims of unconscious bias in lending decisions.

Gender Savings Groups: Formalizing Village Savings Groups with a Gender Lens – Egypt Case Study

Savings Groups are therefore of interest to regulators and financial institutions since they enable the servicing of new and underserved markets while also contributing to sustainable development goals such as zero poverty and the reduction of gender inequality.

Zimbabwe Financial Inclusion Refresh

Countries are seeking new ways to address complex and interconnected challenges. Fulfilling the promise of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires multi-sectoral approaches that bring together expertise from a range of perspectives.

eSwatini Financial Inclusion Refresh

Countries are seeking new ways to address complex and interconnected challenges. Fulfilling the promise of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires multi-sectoral approaches that bring together expertise from a range of perspectives.

COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters

Women play key roles in their homes, communities, and businesses. If insurers develop targeted approaches and products for women, they have the potential to earn up to $1.7 trillion by 2030. They can also help increase women’s understanding and willingness to buy insurance products to better protect their families or the companies women own or operate.

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