Women and finance: unlocking new sources of economic growth

From basic financial services to board rooms, strengthening women’s role in finance is women-finance-blogpost.jpgone of the keys to boosting economic growth.

In every country, women and men alike need access to finance so that they can invest in their families and businesses.  But today, 42% of women worldwide – about 1.1 billion – remain outside of the formal financial system, without a bank account or other basic tools to manage their money.

Poor financial access makes it harder for these women to get ahead, but it also holds back development in many countries.  This is because women tend to invest more of their money in education, health care and children’s welfare.  These priorities not only strengthen their families but also underpin a society’s long-term strength.

eC2: Development of quantitative tools for Disaster Risk Finance

Deadline:  24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank-GFDRR DRFIP is seeking support in the development of 4 interactive Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankmentquantitative tools to support decision-making in financial disaster risk management. The tools will draw on current international best practice in user interface design, transparency and quality in coding, and probabilistic financial and actuarial analysis.

This consultancy covers the compilation and cleansing of data (from public sources); the development of quantitative methodology; and production (design, development, validation and testing) of 4 quantitative interactive tools in MS Excel. The quantitative tools will be generic tools that can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in many countries. The tools will allow decision makers to assess the liability and fiscal funding gap following a disaster, understand the financial implications of different DRF strategies, as well as answer questions about financial instruments and define relevant policy options.

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eC2: Agriculture Finance/Insurance Value Chain Study in Nigeria

Deadline: 29-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the Assignment it to identify promising finance, agriculture andsenegal_sdgs_blog livestock insurance opportunities (including parametric insurance) at different stages of the value chains of 4-5 agricultural commodities in Nigeria.

The Assignment should:
(a) Identify and analyze the value chains
(b) Assess the nature of farmers and production methods
(c) Develop cash flow and financial profiles for value chain players
(d) Analyze the demand and supply of finance and index insurance,
(e) and identify any constraints that may have prevented/hindered the supply of adequate index insurance products
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