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Investing in Healthcare: A Key to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
July, 29 2018
Global - The report claims that the current poor state of healthcare systems worldwide is increasing the incidence of illness and proportion of health costs for all governments. Investing in healthcare hence becomes an important part of achieving the goal ...
A. Malkani, DFS, Karandaaz: Pakistan - Financial Inclusion
July, 27 2018
Pakistan - Understanding more about the day-to-day lives of the poor and the coping mechanisms and strategies they employ to survive could help us create a system that caters to them and develop a little more empathy in the process. ...
Sri Lanka: Govt. Writes Off Microfinance Debt
July, 25 2018
Sri Lanka - Cabinet yesterday approved a Cabinet paper presented by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to write off non-consumption loans up to Rs. 100,000 given to women by all registered finance companies in a dozen districts and introduced an interest rate cap of 30% per annum on all future loans given by microfinance companies ...
Moving from Financial Access to Health
July, 19 2018
Global - As we move forward, however, we must concentrate on what comes next: Shifting our focus from creating access to improving financial outcomes for the hundreds of millions who have been excluded until now; making sure that people can use financial instruments to better weather economic shocks and invest in health, education, or in a business ...
Achieving Nigeria’s Financial Inclusion
July, 16 2018
Nigeria - Access to financial services such as banking, lending services, micro-financing, and economic resources, i.e., financial inclusion have long been heralded as a way to reduce poverty ...
India’s Social Revolution
July, 16 2018
India - India’s digital leap – consisting of a combination of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, rising mobile penetration and a Goods and Services Tax regime – is generating deep social impact, promising reduced income inequality, increased financial inclusion, better quality of life, and higher agricultural productivity ...
Why Micro-Lending Is Branching out in 2018
July, 10 2018
Global - Financial technology seems to be leading the startup charge, representing 40 percent of the largest 10 deals of the year so far, collectively worth $100 million ...
An Admirable Filipina
July, 09 2018
Philippines - Ruth Callanta is president of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT), a nongovernment organization (NGO) that is transforming the lives of impoverished families. Nearly a million poor Filipinos were beneficiaries of services extended by CCT in 2017 alone.
The SDGs: An Ethical Compass for Investors
July, 03 2018
Global - The UN Sustainable Development Goals incorporate a strong call to action for the private sector to end poverty, combat climate change and promote sustainable economic growth, writes RIAA's Carly Hammond ...
World’s First ‘Integrity Rating’ Agency Launched
July, 02 2018
Gloabl - In a twist on the credit ratings of Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s, Sigma Ratings, co-founded by former US Treasury official Stuart Jones and lawyer Gabrielle Haddad, is this month set to publish its first batch of ratings, focused on the conduct of 500 financial groups in 16 emerging markets, from Saudi Arabia to Panama ...