2010

Great Steps Forward for Financial Inclusion in Solomon Islands

Great Steps Forward for Financial Inclusion in Solomon Islands

December 10, 2010

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[Honiara, Solomon Islands – November 22] On November 18th a collaborative workshop for Financial Inclusion in Solomon Islands was officially opened by The Minister of Finance, Gordon Darcy Lilo. The two day workshop was attended by over 80 participants, representing the government, the private sector, civil society organizations, women’s organizations, and donor agencies.   The...

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Addressing Delinquency Amongst Microfinance Borrowers

Addressing Delinquency Amongst Microfinance Borrowers

November 9, 2010

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Microfinance is about providing financial services to people who would otherwise not have access to it through the formal financial sector. In Fiji, specialized microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide small loans to microentrepreunerswho need more capital for their businesses. Ideally, the borrowers invest the money and then repay their loans and interest on time, making a...

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Microinsurance: Communicating with Communities in Fiji

Microinsurance: Communicating with Communities in Fiji

October 29, 2010

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A diversity of community based organisations met yesterday to learn about microinsurance and help map the next steps forward for bringing the product to Fiji. The event was an information exchange and consultation, co-hosted by The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme(PFIP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with funding from AusAID. It was designed to assist...

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Savings is a Crucial Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty

Savings is a Crucial Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty

October 12, 2010

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Over thirty five leaders from the government, private sector, non-profits, and the donor community met yesterday to discuss how to address the challenges of offering appropriate savings products to the low income and rural people of Papua New Guinea. The event was an information exchange, co-hosted by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP), and the...

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Will Kina Soon Go Digital? BPNG Hosts Mobile Money Workshop

Will Kina Soon Go Digital? BPNG Hosts Mobile Money Workshop

August 17, 2010

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Representatives from the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG), commercial banks, Post PNG and other organizations gathered for a workshop last week in Port Moresby to discuss the regulatory implications of branchless banking. Sixty workshop participants spent the day learning about different mobile money transfer systems in operation around the world, including a mobile money...

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Erica Lee
Communications Associate
Tel: +679 3227538
Email: erica.lee@undp.org
Website: http://www.pfip.org/