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What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>
In a packed and conversation-filled room in northern Tanzania, the wheels of microfinance are spinning – quietly and efficiently, yet furiously. Every week, this group of people owning and running small businesses worth less than $700 comes together in Arusha to make payments on microloans received from Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises Limited […]
Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines for these stories: President Barack Obama calls international developmenta moral imperative and a key element in U.S. national security policy during a landmark United Nations speech Tech innovators and grown-up science fair fans test drive innovative devices on the fast track to production and deployment in […]
Submitted by Angela Stephens Last month, USAID sponsored the First Southern Sudan Microfinance Conference, giving experts and practitioners an opportunity to exchange views about how to build the sector, which is still in its infancy in Southern Sudan. In 2003, when USAID helped establish the in Southern Sudan, a region the size of France. Since […]