Providing Financial Solutions

In order to provide effective financial solutions we must understand the key enablers to business model sustainability. This includes fostering progressive partnerships, leveraging the role of non-financial institutons, offering technical assistance, and the willingness to learn from failure. This primary topic area includes sub-topics like credit assessment, big data, insurance, and digital finacial services. 

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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact rural, informal micro-enterprises that are at the heart of community financial liquidity; often finance household expenses, such as school fees and healthcare costs; and are disproportionately run by women.
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Analysis: Among financial services and according to CGAP's latest research, insurance seems to be one of the products whose positive impact in the lives of the underserved is most consistent. In the case of smallholder farmers, agricultural insurance offers protection against climate shocks, helping them to avoid financial losses and to build greater resilience.
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Report: This new Briefing Note from ISF Advisors builds on previous analysis of the natural stages of agricultural finance, and interrogates more deeply the transition that countries make from government-led to more bank-led agricultural finance.
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Strengthening African Rural Smallholders, in short STARS, is a five-year (2017–2021) project in...

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Smallholder farmers are uniquely vulnerable to a wide range of disruptive shocks, from...

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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing most businesses to adapt to new, digitally-driven ways...

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Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact small and medium agricultural enterprises (agri-SMEs) in emerging markets that, in many value chains, are squeezed between a drastic decline in consumer demand and difficult operating conditions along the supply chain.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.
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The emergence and expansion of digital infrastructure in even the hardest to reach...

Report: This latest brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact vulnerable subsisting farmers — in particular, how the economic repercussions could significantly impact long-term poverty relief.
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Report: Recognizing the critical role that women and youth play in rural economies, our Pathways to Prosperity research included deep dives on engaging both client segments in achieving inclusive agricultural transformation. In this blog, we share key learnings from the youth deep dive.

Providing Financial Solutions

In order to provide effective financial solutions we must understand the key enablers to business model sustainability. This includes fostering progressive partnerships, leveraging the role of non-financial institutons, offering technical assistance, and the willingness to learn from failure. This primary topic area includes sub-topics like credit assessment, big data, insurance, and digital finacial services.