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The Role of Markets in Rural and Agricultural Finance

This post kicks off a special series on reaching small holder farmers through innovative finance. Over the coming weeks the series will feature a variety of voices on this topic. We welcome your participation through comments.

With more than 50% of the developing world’s population (3.1 billion people) living in rural areas and global commodit

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Navigating the Next Wave of Blended Finance for Financial Inclusion

Blended finance is a key mechanism to attract private investors to close the estimated $2.5 trillion annual gap to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In financial inclusion, blended finance is an important enabler of the SDGs. Blended finance is not new; it has a strong track record in attracting private investments from international and local sources. 

Within the framework of the SDGs, donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) are encouraged to use their funding to crowd in private capital. And even if progress is slow, the signs are clear: More priv

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Financial Services for the Rural Poor

The majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Yet most lack access to the range of financial services they need. Financial services available to them are relatively costly or rigid, whether from formal or informal financial providers or traders and agricultural processors offering input credit. Financial institutions seeking to work in rural areas face numerous constraints, such as poor infrastructure and low education levels. Moreover, the main products of many microfinance institutions – short-term working capital loans with frequent expected repayments –are not

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Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association

Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association as part of SanMark Programme with sponsorship from Government of Ghana(GOG) and UNICEF

Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association

Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association as part of SanMark Programme with sponsorship from Government of Ghana(GOG) and U

Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association

Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association as part of SanMark Programme with sponsorship from Government of Ghana(GOG) and UNICEF

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