Traditional credit screening approaches are based on qualifications that many low-income applicants do not have: credit histories, collateral, and verifiable income streams. What if these applicants could be assessed differently? … [Read more...] about Does Access to Credit Make People Better or Worse Off?
As the impact investing industry continues to grow – doubling from US$114 billion in assets under management in 2016 to US$228 billion in 2017, so have efforts to standardize how impact investments are measured and managed. … [Read more...] about Impact management in action: takeaways for the private sector
To meet the ambitious targets laid out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is necessary to accelerate collective action, coordination, and resource mobilization across the public and private sectors. Public sector resources alone are not sufficient to bring development finance from the “billions to trillions” required to achieve the SDGs. … [Read more...] about Why is additionality key for private sector development finance?