Meet us at the European Development days !

Meet us at the European Development days !

Why do inequalities matter for sustainable development? How can we understand the structural causes of inequalities? How can we work better together through more effective policies to address inequalities? How to address the 5 “Ps” of the 2030 Agenda: People, Planet,...
Microcredit in France: social work or profitable operations?

Microcredit in France: social work or profitable operations?

“As opposed to developing countries, no microfinance provider in France bal­ances its accounts solely on the basis of the financial income from this activity.”1 This is the conclusion drawn up by the International Labour Of­fice in 2015, which paraphrases the analysis...
KEY FIGURES OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION | FRANCE

KEY FIGURES OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION | FRANCE

Personal microcredit: a springboard to paid employment Unlike its “professional” counterpart, the “personal” microcredit does not have a purpose directly linked to employment as it does not finance business creation. In France, the law states that it must finance...
Blockchain and microfinance: hype or promise?

Blockchain and microfinance: hype or promise?

In April 2018, 73 people in Sindhu­palchowk, Nepal, received 583,000 Nepali Rupees (approximately 5,500 dollars) using Sikka, an appli­cation funded and created by World Vision’s Nepal Innovation Lab. This was like any other cash transfer in a disaster-striken...