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Sep. 02, 2015

The UNCDF CleanStart Energy Access Challenge supports financial institutions and other enterprises serving low-income people that want to pay for high-quality, affordable clean energy. We are looking for commercially-driven business ideas that can achieve breakthroughs in consumer financing and/or energy value chain financing (e.g. for distributors, manufacturers). These ideas should be innovative either by being a new financial product, service or approach in the market, or by being a tested model that can quickly be scaled up in a new sector or geographic area.

Sep. 01, 2015

Government of India is joining the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship financial inclusion programme Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

Under PMJDY, in one year, 175 million new accounts have been opened, with deposits totaling more than $3.4 billion (223 billion Rupees), as revealed by the Government of India.

Aug. 14, 2015
Kathmandu, NEPAL

Nepal Rastra Bank, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly launched the findings from the demand side survey on financial inclusion. The findings were released in a national conference which was inaugurated by Honorable Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat, Minister, Ministry of Finance along with Honorable Dr. Govind Raj Pokhrel, Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank and Respected First Secretary of Embassy of Denmark, Ms. Ingrid Dahl Madsen.

Aug. 13, 2015

Avis de sélection pour les Prestataires locaux de Services Techniques Agricoles (PLSTA) opérant au Burkina et d’un Prestataire Stratégique de Services Techniques Agricoles (PSSTA) opérant dans la sous-région.

AgriFinance-Burkina est un programme initié par le Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, avec l’appui technique et financier du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD), UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) et de la Coopération Suisse, sur la période 2014-2018.

Aug. 11, 2015
Natitingou, Bénin

Le Ministère de l’Environnement chargé des Changements Climatiques, du Reboisement et de la Protection des Ressources Naturelles et Forestières, en partenariat avec l’UNCDF, a lancé ce jour un atelier de formation des cadres techniques des communes et des services déconcentrés de la zone d’intervention de l’initiative Facilité pour le Financement Local de l’Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques (LoCAL).

Aug. 03, 2015
New York, USA

The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

Jul. 29, 2015

UNCDF is seeking applications from qualified research partners (e.g. commercial for profit firms, educational/research institutions, and non-profit organizations) with the capacity to conduct research on the energy ladder in East Africa.


There is reason to believe that entry-level solar lights  can act as a gateway to, or the first rung of, the energy ladder for low-income people; meaning that over time people are more able and willing to upgrade to energy products with more functionality or capacity.

Jul. 21, 2015
New York, USA

The UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa this week poses a crucial question: what investments are needed to actually deliver a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future? Countries that have invested in the shift to digital payments have a compelling answer.

Jul. 21, 2015

Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), un programme initié par l’UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund), organise, en partenariat avec la MasterCard Foundation, un atelier pour permettre aux participants d’initier ou d’améliorer leur stratégie de développement en matière de banque à distance et de finance digitale. Cette rencontre regroupera des professionnels des secteurs de la banque, des télécommunications, de la microfinance et de l'assurance au Sénégal.

Jul. 14, 2015
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Executive Secretary Judith Karl today called on the international community to expand the frontiers of how it mobilizes and utilizes financing for development.

Specifically, the UNCDF Executive Secretary issued a call to action in three areas: