Newsletter December 2016: Gearing towards Dutch Success

Yesterday the fourth edition of the 2016 newsletter of NL4WorldBank was published.newsletter-dec-2016
In this edition the focus is on the success of SCOPEinsight, a long term partner of IFC. You can also find new presentations of the World Bank on the New Procurement Framework, GAFSP and IFCs vision on Climate Smart Agriculture, as well as the MoU signed by the government of Curacao, the new Doing Business report and a report on Carbon Pricing, and a couple of important upcoming events! 
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Success story: SCOPEinsight, Cargill, and IFC strengthen cocoa cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire

Since SCOPEinsight was founded in 2010, they have pioneered in developing innovative, universally-applicable assessment tools that measure the level of Printfarmer professionalism in emerging markets. SCOPEinsight believes farmer professionalism is the key to structural transformation of the agricultural sector, and by providing business intelligence they aim to increase transparency in the agricultural market, lower investment risks, and increase business opportunities for stakeholders in and around the agricultural value chain.

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IFC & Dutch firm help Kenyan farming co-operatives get access to financing

Article originally published by Business Daily Africa on August 23, 2015.

A rating agency has come up with a formula that Printranks agriculture-focused co-operative societies and small-scale businesses in a move that will make it easier for them to access loans and social investor funds.

SCOPEInsight, the company supported by the Embassy of Netherlands and partnering with International Finance Corporation (IFC), has developed a rating system that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative societies. This will prepare them to get financial support. Continue reading