3 mins in development finance/wk33

Introduction

Over the summer, I will share links to content I’ve recently digested that I think are relevant for those interested in Development Finance and Impact investing in general. Not all articles featured here are about the DFIs, but in my opinion, they address the markets we invest in and/or speak about subjects/ideas that we should be aware of.
You will note that I am partial to content on Financial Inclusion, Education and Asia in particular.

Key takeaways

IFC highlights that the inefficiencies of information asymmetries and high transaction costs in the food system provide an opportunity to leverage digitization to move it towards a more resilient, and sustainable model.

IFC is providing $100m and $40m in financing to VP Bank and OCB respectively, both in Vietnam. If correct, this seems to be in addition to the $212.5m that IFC announced in financing to VP bank back in January.

The European Investment Bank and the African Import Export Bank, direct 300 million euros to support the recovery and resilience of African Nations in Response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Learn how ADB helped a Vietnamese city implement Digital solutions to facilitate reliable water service to their community.

The AfDB declares awakening the entrepreneurial spirit of young Africans is key to the development of the continent.

It is now official: Cambodia has lost duty free access to EU market due human and labour rights violations.

FMO scored A+ across the board on its recent UNPRI assessment.

Development Finance

(12/08/20) FinDev COVID-19 Update | 30 Jul — 12 Aug 2020
Roundup of the most relevant coronavirus-related resources for the microfinance and financial inclusion community

Misc content in development finance

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The Economist

Financial Times

Enjoy.

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Yezidi Kurds as factor of Russian Intervention in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Florian is passionate about helping bridge the trust gap to help facilitate greater capital flows into developing countries by supporting entrepreneurs.

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