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Asia Microfinance Forum 2014

The Banking with the Poor Network and Foundation for Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Citi Foundation as Lead Sponsor and the China Association of Microfinance as Local Host, are pleased to announce that the Asia Microfinance Forum 2014 will be held in Shanghai, China, 4 - 8 August 2014.

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The Informal Economy

Most of the poor find their livelihoods in the informal economy. For this reason, FDC supports financial inclusion and 'pro-poor' private sector development. People in the informal economy need access to financial services, while the grassroots of the private sector consists of 'micro' and 'survival' enterprises. It's time we gave more attention to how the informal economy works.

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Pacific Microfinance Week, an initiative of the Microfinance Pasifika Network, took place recently in Nadi, Fiji. This landmark event comprised a week-long series of events including workshops, field visits, seminars, and a formal conference, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform for Pacific financial sector stakeholders to share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region.

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