DHAKA, BANGLADESH (18 January 2018) — Together with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and representatives of development partners, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang attended the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) in Dhaka on 17 January 2018. As a keynote speaker of the opening session, he reaffirmed ADB’s commitment to supporting Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and assisting the country in fulfilling its growth aspirations.
As the Yemen crisis enters its fourth year, the scale of protection and humanitarian needs is staggering.
This event will compare and contrast perspectives on microfinance in the East and West, focusing on the inclusion of people in rural areas, environmental impacts, technology and the future of the sector. This Summit will also focus on recent regulation and legislation, the inclusion of non-developed segments in the Microfinance industry, and the social impact of investing.
Microfinance is a revolutionary approach to development finance with the provision of financial services such as credit, savings, insurance, money transfer to poor and low income households and their micro-enterprises. The Conference, organized by the WMIT Group Sdn Bhd. will take place from 12th Feb to 13th Feb 2018 at the Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya in Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia. The conference will cover areas including microfinance challenges in the non-banking sector and microfinance in cooperative movement.
Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the next 17th Nordic Conference in Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
The Case Study focuses on a phenomenon that has had an impact on the entire current market microcredit in Brazil: the CrediAmigo, launched by the Banco do Nordeste (BNB) in 1997, is now one of the best consolidated programs of its type in the whole of Latin America. The BNB experience is remarkable in that the bank has not only provided credit services to informal entrepreneurs for over 20 years but has also succeeded in expanding its services while remaining operationally and financially sustainable.
THE World Bank said Nigeria had so far accessed less than $50 million of the $300 million earmarked by the bank for youth empowerment and other social works in the country.