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Green finance in Morocco – Investing in the future?

Green finance in Morocco – Investing in the future?

The concept of “green finance” refers to all financial products supporting environmentally friendly projects and creating positive externalities which also have a positive social and economic impact. It does include green bonds, but also loans supporting activities related to green energies, or any other project aiming at climate change mitigation or adaptation for instance.

Sicily: a country for young people?

Sicily: a country for young people?

The millennials are starting to realize that their life paths will be different than the one taken by their parents, the baby boomers. Their ambitions were hit hard by the 2007-2008 global financial crisis and their life will be affected by the growing environmental crisis, which calls into questions lots of issues that were taken for granted by previous generations.

A financial brick for the future

A financial brick for the future

I first visited Lebanon in 2016; a crossroad country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean sea, land of ancient civilizations and cultures; place of transit and exchange with a deeply-rooted openness to people and cultures.

Saving groups: VICOBAs and MUSOs, features and effects

Saving groups: VICOBAs and MUSOs, features and effects

The driver of our discussion is the identification of the effects of financial inclusion, when occurring through savings groups. We can distinguish three main effects: the redistribution of incomes, the accumulation of resources (savings) and the improvement of social capital. These outcomes vary greatly according to the methodology used within the saving group, and we will illustrate this with two examples.

Why Afghanistan needs digitalization to achieve more financial inclusion.

Why Afghanistan needs digitalization to achieve more financial inclusion.

When I told my wife that I was going to start a microfinance impact assessment project in Afghanistan, she was very confused. And I was, of course, expecting such a reaction. People associate Afghanistan with war, terror, and extreme living conditions. But this has not always been the case.