Recognizing that financial services are a key contributor to broad-based economic growth, Chemonics works with financial institutions to increase the availability and affordability of financial services for MSMEs, and underserved populations. We help financial institutions develop and improve micro-lending products, leasing, purchase order financing, mobile money, insurance, and savings products, and help them expand small and medium enterprise (SME) lending by utilizing Development Credit Authority credit guarantees. Chemonics also partners with host country government ministries, central banks, regulators, and other key institutions to develop appropriate financial sector policies and regulations as well as to establish capital markets, credit bureaus, and other key institutions that make up a country’s financial infrastructure.
Promoting Private Sector Employment in Lebanon
A stronger business environment for private enterprises in Lebanon will help increase employment opportunities for Lebanese citizens.
Assisting Armenia’s Elderly Population Through Pension Reform
Armenia is taking steps to improve social and economic protections for its elderly citizens.
Supporting Economic Development in Serbia
Serbia improved its economy by strengthening local economic administrative processes and by encouraging citizens to participate more actively in economic affairs.
News: Innovating, Connecting, and Transforming Development at the ICT4D Conference
Innovations in technology have enhanced development impact across all sectors — from agriculture to education to health. From May 8 to 10, public, private, and civil society organizations from around the world will convene for the 2018 Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference in Lusaka, Zambia. Now in its 10th year, the conference…
E-Payments Modeling: From Zero to Hero
Building working models for evaluation and learning is important to assess the long-term impact and performance of a project. Models can range from conceptual frameworks to algorithms in electronic spreadsheets — or to more sophisticated computer-aided visual simulations. But how do we build a model from scratch when data is sparse to begin with? What methods can…
Q&A with Christy Sisko on the Revenue Capital Approach (Part 2 of 2)
This post is the second of a two-part blog series, originally featured on Microlinks, showcasing a question and answer session with Christy Sisko, technical manager for Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices at Chemonics, on the revenue capital approach and its revolutionary effect on the small and medium enterprise (SME) financing world. This…