Hanoi – Today, December 15, 2017, the 2017 Vietnam Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA 2017) were organized at InterContinental Westlake Hotel, thanks to the partnership of State Bank of Vietnam, Citi Foundation.Citibank Vietnam, Vietnam Microfinance Working Group (VMFWG), International Finance Corporation (IFC)  →

Financial inclusion: Rural and agricultural Finance. Workshop – Pre-summit event for the Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit 2017

  On 20 March 2012 in Hanoi, the State Bank of Vietnam joined with Citi Foundation and Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) held a workshop titled “Financial inclusion: rural and agricultural finance”. Attending at the seminar were Miss Dianne Gayatri  →

European Microfinance Award 2017: Microfinance for housing

€100,000 prize to be awarded on 30th November during European Microfinance Week The 2017 Award “Microfinance for Housing” is intended to highlight the role of microfinance in supporting access to better quality residential housing for low income, vulnerable and excluded groups,  →

2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum

The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment, focusing on bringing down the systemic barriers standing in the way of scalable and sustainable change. The Forum will bring together leading stakeholders in  →

The 2017 SPTF Annual Meeting, Mexico City, June 6-8

Dear SPTF colleagues, Only two weeks left to register!  Join inclusive finance leaders from throughout the world to discuss cutting edge examples and strategies from Latin America and international best practices. Register before May 23:   If you would like your name and  →

The 13th International Microinsurance Conference: Inclusive Insurance for the Mass Market,

The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7 – 9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference  →

23rd Boulder Microfinance Training, 17 July – 4 August 2017

The 23rd Edition of the Boulder MFT in English featuring the Digital Financial Services Track will be held alongside the French language Boulder MFT program and the Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP) in Turin, Italy from July 17th to August 4th, 2017, by The  →

Innovative Technology for the poor to access financial inclusion in Vietnam through Mobile Money

Over the past ten years, Vietnam has undergone an increasing evolution in information, communications, and technology (ICT) with a telecommunications network covering almost the entire country, and nearly 100% of adults having cell phones. The number of mobile subscribers nationwide  →

LienVietPostBank expands accross Vietnam

Illustrative image (Source: vir.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – In getting the central bank’s approval to open more branches and transaction offices last week, LienVietPostBank became the first joint stock commercial bank to have a transaction network covering the entire country. Based on the  →

The funding opportunities for microfinance in particular and development in General UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016

The funding opportunities for microfinance in particular and development in General UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016 Deadline:30th April 2016 Applicants are invited to apply for UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships Programme whose aim is to promote human resource capacities in  →