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  • A women's savings club in Nigeria allows women to borrow money for medical expenses or business initiatives. Financially empowering women is an important step in eradicating extreme poverty (Photo: Karen Kasmauski, USAID Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program)

    Call for chapters: financial inclusion for poverty alleviation

    IIED has issued a call for chapters for a new book on how to improve access to financial services for millions of poor people around the world

    25 August 2015 | News | Poverty
  • Community-based adaptation and microfinance: a win-win partnership?

    Climate change adaptation may cost US$75–100 billion per year between 2010 and 2050. Where these funds will come from, how they will be channelled and how adaptation should be achieved is still being debated. I propose part of the solution is to go micro: linking microfinance with community-based adaptation.

    21 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • More people, more trees

    More people, more trees. This is the name of a new video, part-funded by IIED, which shows two decades of progress in addressing soil erosion in Burkina Faso and Kenya that have significantly improved rural livelihoods and farm productivity.

    29 October 2010 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Credit Gap? Micro is beautiful

    Many now fondly remember the days of cheap credit and apparent financial stability in the early 2000s. Those were the days where you would deposit your money and earn a reasonable rate of interest while businesses and individuals could receive a loan to open or expand a business, buy a home, go to university, etc.. The past is indeed a strange place: they do things differently there.

    4 March 2010 | Blog | Sustainable markets
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