Resources on social finance

  1. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #46: Assessing indebtedness

    01 August 2007

    Results from a pilot survey among steelworkers in São Paulo

  2. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #45: The impact of liberalisation policies on access to microfinance

    01 June 2007

    The case of Peru

  3. Web page

    Microinsurance Innovation Facility

    23 February 2007

    The Microinsurance Innovation Facility seeks to increase the availability of quality insurance for the developing world’s low-income families to help them guard against risk and overcome poverty. The Facility was launched in 2008 with the support of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  4. Publication

    Protecting the poor: A microinsurance compendium

    06 December 2006

    Essential reading for insurance professionals, practitioners and anyone involved with offering insurance to low-income persons, this volume covers the many aspects of microinsurance in detail including product design, marketing, premium collection and governance

  5. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #44: Overindebtedness in Germany

    01 December 2006

  6. Publication

    Making microfinance work. Managing for improved performance

    10 November 2006

    Microfinance has long been recognized as having significant potential to create jobs and reduce poverty. But to meet the twin challenges of growth and sustainability, managers of microfinance institutions (MFIs) must not only understand essential management functions: they must also be armed with innovative ideas and strategies to succeed in today's increasingly competitive environment. This training manual provides a valuable overview of the key management principles necessary to optimize ...

  7. Press release

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia hails awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank

    13 October 2006

    General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, today issued the following statement on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank: