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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, May 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and The MasterCard Foundation today convened key financial industry players to build further momentum for mobile financial services in Cote d’Ivoire. The event recognized the market’s enormous potential, especially for increasing access to finance for low income households, small scale businesses and in hard-to-reach areas.
IFC fait la promotion des services financiers mobiles en Côte d’Ivoire afin de favoriser un développement inclusif
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 14 mai 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – IFC, un membre du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, et la Fondation MasterCard ont réuni aujourd’hui des acteurs majeurs de l’industrie financière afin de donner un élan supplémentaire aux services financiers mobiles en Côte d’Ivoire. L’événement a permis de souligner le potentiel considérable du marché, notamment pour étendre l’accès au financement aux foyers à faibles revenus, aux petites entreprises et dans les zones difficiles d’accès.
Mobile Money Africa returns to Johannesburg in May
“Mobile money is not just money transfer. To bring real and impactful financial services to the unbanked, one needs a platform that supports the whole ecosystem of mobile money services.”
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, our investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges.
AFCOPB and Bank of Ghana signed partnership agreement for the 1st West Africa Microfinance Conference in Accra
Mobile Money Africa Awards launched to celebrate industry leaders
GROUPE DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP
WASHINGTON, Dec., 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — International funding for microfinance reached at least $25 billion in 2011, CGAP’s Cross-Border Funder Survey shows. The total amount committed has increased over the past five years, though at a slower rate in the last two years: average annualized growth decreased from 17 percent per year between 2007 and 2009 to six percent per year between 2009 and 2011. Even though funders committed the same amount to new projects in 2011 compared to 2009, more projects closed in the past two years, which accounts for the slower growth rate.
REMARKS BY OUMAR SEYDI, IFC DIRECTOR FOR EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
Les praticiens togolais de la microfinance ont célébré pour la deuxième fois consécutive les 20 et 23 septembre dernier à Lomé, la semaine de la microfinance.
Gimv and Incofin cvso invest €1 million each in Incofin Investment Management