Access to finance is vital for agricultural producers. It enables them to purchase inputs or pay for working capital and make long-term investments that are needed to add value to
An empirical study, conducted by Dvara Research in rural India, indicates that residents are particularly concerned about health expenses, second only to worries about natural disasters. These adverse events create
A research article by Madeline Turland and Peter Slade This paper uses a hypothetical choice experiment to examine farmers’ willingness to share their farm data with a big data platform.
Partnering with private companies (including BRAC, a telecom operator, and a mobile money operator) and funded by Korea World Bank Group Partnership Facility (KWPF), the team led by Asuka Okumura
In the wake of advances in technologies and business models, an increasing number of poor households are gaining access to financing for physical assets ranging from smartphones to solar panels.
Established in 1989, the Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC) provides technology ratings and credit guarantees to technologically viable but collateral-constrained startups and SMEs. KOTEC’s rating system, KTRS, uses its own
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) was created in 1938 to carry out the crop insurance program to help agriculture recover from the combined effects of the Great Depression and
From November 4-5, 2019, the FCI IFC advisory team led by David Ivanovic and Jean Saint-Geours organized the first-ever “IFC West Africa Warehouse Receipt Financing Forum” in Accra, Ghana. The