Posts Tagged ‘DFID’

CGAP, DFID join hands to boost mobile banking for the unbanked

Microfinance Focus, March 11, 2010: CGAP, an independent microfinance center based at the World Bank, announced on Thursday a new partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to expand ongoing global efforts to use information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phones, to increase access to basic financial services for the poor. In addition to a 2006 grant from the Bill & Melinda ... Full story

UK provides $23M grant to ADB for poverty reduction programs in India

Microfinance Focus, Dec. 4, 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB)and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) have signed a new five-year strategic partnership to fight poverty in India. The partnership, to run from 2009-2013, builds on a collaboration between the two institutions that began in 2001, and will be supported by a £14 million ($23 million) grant from the UK government. The grant will co-finance specific components, ... Full story

CGAP, DFID to host Webinar on Branchless Banking report

Microfinance Focus, Nov. 24, 2009: CGAP and DFID will be hosting a special webcast discussion of the CGAP/DFID Branchless Banking Scenarios 2020 Project and forthcoming Focus Note on Dec. 1, 2009. The joint report has been prepared after a six-month scenario-building project that engaged nearly 200 leaders from the fields of technology and finance from more than 30 countries. The report presented four key factors likely ... Full story

CGAP ponders future of branchless banking in microfinance

By Naagesh Naaraayana Microfinance Focus, Nov. 23, 2009: With the right market conditions, branchless banking in microfinance, including mobile phone banking, could be the primary channel for poor people to get basic financial services by the year 2020, said a CGAP report titled, “Scenarios for Branchless Banking in 2020.” The report from CGAP and the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID) is part of a six-month ... Full story
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