Financial Inclusion

Economic Development Factsheet

Economic Development Factsheet Global Communities’ economic development programs aim to catalyze sustainable and inclusive economic growth by strengthening the capacity and integration of economic actors …

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Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Iraq

Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Iraq By Iftin Fatah, Investment Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)  |  This article originally appeared on the Center …

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Development, not Dependency: Investment as a Path to Self-Sufficiency and Stability in the Middle East

Development, not Dependency: Investment as a Path to Self-Sufficiency and Stability in the Middle East By David A. Weiss, President and CEO, Global Communities | …

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When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Syrian Entrepreneurs Creating New Economic Opportunities in Jordan

When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Syrian Entrepreneurs Creating New Economic Opportunities in Jordan The Alwis Brothers Co. was established in Syria in 1935 as …

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Financing Entrepreneurs in a Chaotic Region

Financing Entrepreneurs in a Chaotic Region This article originally appeared in Financial Advisor Magazine Written by Carol J. Clouse When impact investors think of microfinance, …

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How the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility is Helping Small Businesses in Jordan Access the Finance They Need to Grow

How the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility is Helping Small Businesses in Jordan Access the Finance They Need to Grow This article first appeared on the …

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Fostering Resilience in the Middle East: A People Centered Approach to Risk Reduction

Fostering Resilience in the Middle East: A People Centered  Approach to Risk Reduction The seamless integration of disaster risk reduction into overall business planning means …

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Gender & Geography: Women-Owned SMEs in the Middle East

Gender & Geography: Women-Owned SMEs in the Middle East By Yara Barq Originally published on CGAP Women entrepreneurs in the Middle East face far greater challenges …

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Global Communities and Vitas Group Join SME Finance Forum

Global Communities and Vitas Group Join SME Finance Forum Global Communities is pleased to announce that the organization and its subsidiary Vitas Group, were recently …

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Global Communities 2015 Annual Report is available!

Global Communities 2015 Annual Report is available! This year’s annual report contains: The Sustainable Development Goals – how Global Communities is partnering to help achieve the SDGs; …

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Global Communities-Peace Corps Partnership Continues

Global Communities-Peace Corps Partnership Continues Last month under the USAID Twiyubake program, Global Communities partnered with the US Peace Corps to deliver training on the …

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Increasing Revenue for Municipalities: Lessons from Global Communities’ IncluCity Program in Ghana

Increasing Revenue for Municipalities: Lessons from Global Communities’ IncluCity Program in Ghana Building on previous efforts by the Government of Ghana, the World Bank and many other …

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2015 Vitas Group Annual Report

2015 Vitas Group Annual Report Vitas Group was created in 2006 to help unite the commercially-oriented microfinance institutions owned by Global Communities under one brand …

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HFC-Boafo and Global Communities Launch New Youth-Focused Financial Products

HFC-Boafo and Global Communities Launch New Youth-Focused Financial Products By Katie Deierlein, Communications & Learning Officer, Global Communities Ghana Accra, Ghana – HFC-Boafo, a microfinance institution …

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Developing a Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Rwanda

Developing a Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Rwanda Marcela Valverde, Visiting International Professional in Rwanda, June-July 2015 Working with vulnerable populations in Rwanda, Global Communities …

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Vitas 2015 Bi-Annual Social Performance Report

Vitas 2015 Bi-Annual Social Performance Report Tracking Client Progress and Satisfaction Executive Summary Social Performance Management (SPM) is the process ofmanaging an organization to achieve …

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Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS)

Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) is a five-year initiative of Global Communities to expand trade in key agricultural …

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