Resources from the Inclusive Finance Sector Stakeholders

Resources from the Inclusive Finance Sector Stakeholders

COVID-19 Resources Hub

This resource hub provides a collective space for the microfinance and inclusive finance community to share experiences, ideas and lessons learned as we all struggle to manage this unprecedented global crisis. Read more

Une version en français est également disponible sous le nom de COVID-19 (coronavirus)

It also provides a compiled a list of websites which offer specialised COVID-19 information hubs relevant for the inclusive finance sector.

COVID-19 & Inclusive Finance: Lessons from Past Crises

This list of resources compiled by CGAP from its own research and from other organisations (you can submit yourt own resources) was created to help inform the response. It is regularly updated and focuses on 2 categories:

  1. Role of Microfinance Institutions in Times of Crisis
  2. Lessons Learned from Humanitarian Crises

Webinar series: How to build a corporate immune system for the crisis

This series of 6 webinars organised by the Microfinance Centre with the support of the European Union is specifically tailored to help MFIs overcome the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. All the sessions are recorded and can therefor be seen after the event.

COVID-19 and Financial Inclusion

This page is a knowledge resourves by Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) and its peers in the financial inclusion community. The resources include a test of a Lifetime blog series; an announcement about how CFI research on MSMEs has been transformed; and a new collaborative forum and blog

The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform

This multistakeholder cooperation focuses on three priorities:

  1. Galvanize the global business community for collective action
  2. Protect people’s livelihoods and facilitate business continuity
  3. Mobilize cooperation and business support for the COVID-19 response

UNCDF Response to COVID-19

UNCDF has developed a specific page dedicated to responses to COVID-19 to support Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other countries in need. This page includes the different UNCDF’s tools to support digital payments to enable key financial flows; to boost the capacity of local governments to accept and deploy funding quickly to meet local needs; and to inject targeted investment funds into SMEs to stabilise local economies and accelerate recovery. Find more about it

IFAD’s response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is a global pandemic that is already having tangible effects on the agriculture sector. This page features the related latest news, blogs and stories.

Finance Watch Dossier COVID-19: What mpact on Finance, the Economy, People and the Environment? 

With a series of articles and analyses, Finance Watch sheds light on the possible impact of the Corona Crisis on finance, the eonomy, people and the environment. Read more

Coronavirus Resources for the Social Impact Sector

Nextbillion launches a ressource page about emerging opportunities, trends, and other developments that can help impact-focused businesses and initiatives during this challenging times. Read more

SME Finance Forum COVID-19 Virtual Roundtables 

The SME Finance Forum hosts weekly virtual roundtable sessions focusing on mitigation efforts used to cope with COVID-19, sharing those experiences in a continuous and real-time basis.

AFI COVID-19 Policy Response & Dashboard

The page aims to deliver systematic, effective and coordinated policy responses to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on financial inclusion policy implementation, especially for micro, small and medium enterprises and the most vulnerable segments of the population. It combines quick, needs-based, highly practical and high-impact interventions that enable the implementation of rapid response policies and regulations in highly-affected countries.