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December 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Almost three decades after the highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative cleared $76 billion in unsustainable debts from the balance sheets of 37 countries, the sovereign debt burdens of many African countries are once again approaching concerning levels. But despite the many similarities...

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December 3, 2007
Access to financial services in Latin America remains low and has improved little in recent years, despite a favorable international financial...
January 31, 2007
In December, Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he founded received the Nobel Peace Prize for their pioneering contributions to the development of...
September 14, 2006
What is the welfare impact of a change in the level of enforcement in credit markets? An improvement in the judicial system that makes it easier for...
September 14, 2006
Microfinance is expanding at a breathtaking pace and reaching millions of poor people around the world. Yet millions more remain unserved. Why?...
September 12, 2006
Research shows that countries with better financial services experience faster economic growth. Provision of these services, however, has remained...
June 14, 2006
Schwarzbach will describe the Net1 card, a technology in use in South Africa and Namibia to deliver financial services to people who with limited...
March 31, 2006
Johnathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, MicroCredit Enterprises, described a new, not-for-profit business model that leverages private capital to...
July 14, 2005
The Latin America Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (LASFRC) presented their report "Putting Pension Funds to Work in Latin America: Proposals...

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