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Economic growth alone not enough to face Africa’s emerging challenges, UN Development Chief – UNDP – March 18, 2015

Speaking in Abijan, Cote d’Ivoire at the opening of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa, Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, said, “There are many reasons to be optimistic about Africa. Steadily increasing revenues have created more opportunities to transform economies and societies, clearing the way for an emergent Africa. The […]

“Lebanon Establishes First Microfinance Association” – IESC – March 17, 2015

On March 17, 2015 International Executive Service Corps (IESC) reported that on January 12, 2015 “Lebanon’s Ministry of Interior and Municipalities officially approved the creation of the nation’s first microfinance association. The new association is made up of eight microfinance institutions that will work to strengthen the microfinance sector and increase access to finance for […]