The Bank of Japan and IFC Access to Finance Advisory Services co-hosted a workshop on Small and Medium Enterprise Finance — "Experiences from Japan and Emerging Markets" —on the occasion of the 2012 IMF–World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Tokyo. The workshop brought together government officials and practitioners with experience and interest in SME finance to share knowledge and lessons learned about Japan's experienced in SME finance as well as IFC's work in this area in emerging markets.
Publish Date: 3/21/13
IFC’s report identifies innovations that can help bankers in developing countries who wish to finance agricultural small and medium enterprises. The “Innovative Agricultural SME Finance Models” report draws from a stocktaking exercise of 100 cases to isolate the most promising examples of innovative financing, risk mitigation and distribution models.
Publish Date: 3/4/13
IFC Advisory Services Access to Finance business line's 2012 Annual Review takes stock of the accomplishments of the past fiscal year as we carried forward with the commitment to improve access to financial services for individuals, households, and small businesses, combining investment and advisory offerings for 92 percent of our clients. It also tells the story of how Access to Finance Advisory Services made direct impact on the ground, expanded the client base worldwide, reaching over 1,000 entities in nearly 100 countries, and forged new partnerships to increase leverage in key areas of SMEs, financial infrastructure and micro/retail finance.
This revised Guide aims to support best practices in credit reporting development based on IFC’s experience. The second edition updates the original Credit Bureau Knowledge Guide (2006),
Publish Date: 12/19/12
This handbook summarizes latest global trends at markets of nonperforming loans (NPLs) and their reflection onto CIS markets; addresses issues that may be faced by a lending institution and potential investors; and provides an insight to local specifics of application common to NPL transfer structures.
Publish Date: 12/14/12
IFC Microfinance Advisory Services works with clients to strengthen and expand microfinance by delivering targeted interventions in institution building and strengthening, transformation, risk management, micro and retail product development, and downscaling. Learn more about about IFC's approach of achieving impact through scale, expanding product diversification, and advancing responsible finance practices, in this factsheet.
Publish Date: 12/6/12
This issue of the Global Index Insurance Facility newsletter features an interview with Dominique Davoux (Head of Rural Development, European Union Delegation to Kenya) on the role of index insurance in Kenya, an overview of the GIIF program to date, a farmer testimonial from Rwanda and more.
Publish Date: 12/5/12
Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) is an innovative IFC-led program aimed to expand access to index-based insurance for natural disasters and weather risks in developing countries. Learn more about GIIF projects, funding updates and upcoming industry events from this newsletter
Publish Date: 10/24/12
IFC’s Global Retail Payments program aims to support the development of innovative and sustainable payment solutions using technologies such as mobile phones and payment card infrastructure to deliver payment and other financial services at a low cost. Learn more about the Global Retail Payment program's approach, services, and achievements in this factsheet.
Publish Date: 10/22/12
The 2012 Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment is an annual study that offers an in-depth analysis of the enabling environment in microfinance for 55 countries around the Globe.
Publish Date: 9/28/12
This e-book demonstrates transformative effect of giving the poor and small businesses access to financial services that previously were out of reach. These are the stories from around the world of 20 people whose lives have changed and small business owners who have profited.
Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) is an innovative IFC-led program aimed to expand access to index-based insurance for natural disasters and weather risks in developing countries. Learn more about GIIF projects, funding updates and upcoming industry events from this newsletter.
Publish Date: 8/3/12
Customer Management in SME Banking Guide aims to share and disseminate critical information for managing the SME client relationship, allowing banks that already serve the SME sector to move beyond lending to better capture the SME Banking opportunity.
The report focuses on the analysis of the registration mechanisms in 35 jurisdictions, highlighting the importance of a publicly accessible registry where information on interests in movable asets can be registered. The main goals of collateral registries are to provide public notice of interests in movable assets and to establish priority in the assets described in the notice for secured creditors.
Publish Date: 7/30/12
Financial Access 2011 presents an overview of the landscape of financial inclusion data, with a focus on supply-side data. The report also focuses on the gaps in financial inclusion data, recommends ways these can be addressed by different stakeholders and offers the perspectives of leading experts on financial inclusion data.
Access to financial services for SMEs remains severely constrained in many emerging markets in the wake of the global financial crisis. Even as liquidity is restored to financial institutions, lending volumes are lower than before, and SMEs still have limited access to financing