Analysis of the impact of climate change on Microfinance Latin America
Context: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) want to access the impact of climate change on Microfinance environment.
Objective: Analysis of threats and opportunities of climate change for the Microfinance sector in Latin America.
Deliverables: Review and research on existing literature. Visit microfinance institutions (MFI) and other actors of the microfinance sector in Peru and Guatemala. Propose recommendations to MFI and Inter-American Bank for Development (IDB). Publish and present key findings at the 2011 FOROMIC (Forum on Microfinance)
Support MTN Benin to develop a payment ecosystem around moto-taxis drivers (Zemidjans)
MTN wants to set up a payment ecosystem around the Zemidjans (moto-taxi drivers in Benin), using mobile money as a solution to the challenges they face: Phase 1: Addressing security and liquidity issues with the implementation of merchant payment. Phase 2: Addressing a lack of means to meet their ambitions with a digital group savings product (“tontine”).
Digital portfolio scan for financial sector clients
The general objective of the assignment is to support BIO’s financial sector clients in their digital journey by conducting an assessment of their financial institutions and providing an analysis for the most suitable candidates on the necessary support needed to move forward with their digitization process. Our analysis will be based on 2 components: 1) the use of an online survey tool for the data collection 2) a follow-up call from the consultants to help complete any missing information.
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