Learn how e-MFP members are driving the financial inclusion sector's response and how they are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the blogs, guides, studies and webinars listed below. This page will be regularly updated.
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COVID-19: Impacted yet proactive youth response to the crisis through innovation (blog)
29 May 2020 | MSC

The potential impact of COVID-19 on China’s food security: Prospects for food imports (blog)
28 May 2020 | IFAD

Unprotected workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (blog/webinar recording)
28 May 2020 | Microinsurance Network

Peer-to-peer insurance and the response to COVID-19 (blog/webinar recording)
28 May 2020 | Microinsurance Network

How financial service providers play a role in healthcare’s response to Covid-19 (blog)
28 May 2020 | Women's World Banking

Financial services build resilience in face of crises like COVID-19 (blog)
27 May 2020 | CGAP

Protecting health and protecting livelihoods: a delicate balance in the era of COVID-19 (blog)
27 May 2020 | IFAD

Long-term development supports quick action in a crisis: an update from Asia and the Pacific (blog)
27 May 2020 | IFAD

Staying ahead of coronavirus webinar sessions (webinar recording)
27 May 2020 | Oikocredit

Towards a more sustainable, less vulnerable economy (interview)
27 May 2020 | Triodos

Fate of MFIs post the COVID-19 lockdown – will they prove resilient again? (blog)
26 May 2020 | MSC

How the micro and small enterprises can survive, revive and thrive (blog)
26 May 2020 | ICCO Cooperation

Liquidity risk management during COVID: Focus on Myanmar (webinar recording)
26 May 2020 | SPTF

Urban refugees struggling to survive as economic impact of COVID-19 worsens in East, Horn and Great Lakes of Africa (press briefing)
26 May | UNHCR

Urban refugees face hunger in Uganda coronavirus lockdown (blog)
26 May | UNHCR

Going digital for loan disbursements and repayments: A smart move in the time of Covid-19 (blog)
26 May | Women's World Banking

COVID-19 changing the landscape for migrants and remittances (study)
24 May 2020 | UNCDF

Helping MSMEs get back on their feet – Insights from MSMEs in the Philippines that have overcome disasters (blog)
22 May 2020 | MSC

Liquidty risk management during COVID-19 (webinar recording)
22 May 2020 | ADA, SPTF & Oikocredit

Pandemics & financial inclusion: Part 4 (webinar recording)
22 May 2020 | Toronto Centre

Ghana launches world’s first Digital Finance Policy amid COVID-19 (blog)
21 May 2020 | CGAP

Microfinance coalition: Call to action for investors (blog)
21 May 2020 | CFI at Accion

The COVID-19 pandemic: Supervisory implications and priorities for Islamic Banking (report)
21 May 2020 | Toronto Centre

How COVID-19 is changing gender norms in West Africa (study)
20 May 2020 | CARE International

COVID-19 threatens the microfinance sector and the livelihoods of those we serve: Building a coalition for collective action (blog)
20 May 2020 | CFI at Accion

Harnessing the power of digital solutions for health and education during and post COVID-19 in Uganda (article)
20 May 2020 | UNCDF

Q and A with MSC: Using comics for COVID-19 awareness (blog)
18 May 2020 | CFI

COVID-19 response in the Philippines: Linking disaster risk reduction with humanitarian action (blog)
18 MAY 2020 | CORDAID

Microfinance institutions’ responsible approach to the economic effects of COVID-19 (blog)
18 May 2020 | Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

Honduras: Temporary relief masures for our clients (message)
18 May 2020 | VisionFund International

Food security during – and after – COVID-19: A short and long-term strategy for funding agribusiness (blog)
15 May 2020 | Grassroots Capital Management (via NextBillion)

Stay at home! Savings, contingencies and electronic wallet use (blog)
15 May 2020 | IFAD

Pandemics and financial stability: Part 5 (webinar recording)
15 May 2020 | Toronto Centre

One million or one hundred million casualties? The impact of the covid-19 crisis on the least developed and developing countries (summary/paper)
14 May 2020 | ADA (summary) & University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics & Finance (paper)

Resilience and the Three Phases of Response (blog)
14 May 2020 | CFI at Accion

COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor (blog)
14 May 2020 | IFAD

Five ways organizations can help countries build agile and inclusive responses to COVID-19 (blog)
14 May 2020 | IFAD

Responses to the financial impacts of COVID-19 through social cash transfers and digital payment infrastructure (blog)
14 May 2020 | MSC

Finding a lifeline for the poor and the institutions that serve them (blog)
14 May 2020 | Opportunity International

Guidance note on the extension of deadlines for banks and MFIs in the WAMU region
13 May 2020 | ADA

How to finance social protection in developing countries in the age of COVID-19 (blog)
13 May 2020 | ILO

Social distancing in Malawi (blog)
13 May 2020 | KfW

As funding dries up, millions in crises risk “being left to battle this pandemic alone” (blog)
12 May 2020 | CARE International

Support for India’s migrants during COVID-19: Navigating potential gaps in the system (blog)
12 May 2020 | CFI

Financial inclusion and resilience for FDPs in the time of COVID-19 (blog)
12 May 2020 | CGAP

No ordinary solution: Afro-Colombian ingenuity in the fight against COVID-19 (blog)
12 May 2020 | IFAD

The key role of business incubators and accelerators in Latin America (article)
11 May 2020 | ADA

An international coalition to protect microfinance institutions and their clients in the COVID-19 crisis (press release)
11 May 2020 | Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation

Learning from leaders: a cup of coffee with Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe (Lapo Microfinance Bank) (interview)
11 May 2020 | Oikocredit

Subordinated debt facility for Credo Bank in Georgia (article)
11 May 2020 | Triodos Investment Management

Migrant remittances in the times of Covid-19: Insights from remittance service providers (blog)
11 May 2020 | UNCDF

COVID-19 changing the landscape for migrants and remittances (study)
11 May 2020 | UNCDF

Pandemics & Financial inclusion - part 3 (webinar recording)
10 May 2020 | Toronto Center

COVID-19 and the triple threat in South Sudan (blog)
9 May 2020 | CORDAID

Floods and drought in 2019, a locust invasion in 2020, and now COVID-19: How do these incidents affect the food supply chain in the Horn of Africa? (blog)
9 May 2020 | MSC

Insights from the investment team: The impact of Covid-19 for microfinance investing (blog)
8 May 2020 | BlueOrchard

How India is securing its G2P beneficiaries from COVID-19 – Lessons for other countries to create a G2P delivery platform (blog)
8 May 2020 | MSC

BlueOrchard develops initiative to support emerging and frontier MSMEs and combat challenges posed to the UN SDGs by Covid-19
Covid-19 Emerging & Frontier Markets MSME Support Fund (leaflet)
7 May 2020 | BlueOrchard

COVID-19 and the informal economy in Africa (video)
7 May 2020 | ILO

Measures to facilitate work in MFIs (guide)
6 May 2020 | ADA

CFI responds to COVID-19 (blog)
6 May 2020 | CFI

GFA Consulting corona update (newsletter)
6 May 2020 | GFA Consulting

COVID-19 Rapid response: Agriculture finance (webinar recording)
6 May 2020 | Opportunity International

Resources to respond to the COVID-19 crisis (webinar recording)
6 May 2020 | SPTF

Mobile money helps displaced Congolese survive amid coronavirus threat (article)
7 May 2020 | UNHCR

REDCAMIF: "Supporting networks and institutions" (interview)
5 May 2020 | ADA

European Development Co-operation, COVID-19, and how to save jobs in Africa (article)
5 May 2020 | BIO

Inclusive Fintech to respond to COVID (blog)
5 May 2020 | MIFOS

Oikocredit foundation creates coronavirus solidarity fund (article)
5 May 2020 | Oikocredit

Maintaining a healthy and productive workforce during the crisis (webinar recording)
5 May 2020 | SPTF

COVID-19 could drive millions of women into poverty, when they are agents of recovery (blog)
4 May 2020 | Care International

Mobile money in times of crisis: An unlikely hero (blog)
4 May 2020 | CFI

Empowering and protecting rural women in the time of coronavirus (blog)
4 May | IFAD

Advans supports its clients during the Covid-19 crisis with some key advice (videos)
1 May | ADVANS

Economic impacts of COVID-19 in fragile contexts and how SMEs can help (blog)
1 May | CORDAID

LMDF presents: Voices from the ground - focus on the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan (webinar recording)
1 May 2020 | LMDF

Pandemics & Financial inclusion - part 2 (webinar recording)
1 May April | Toronto Center

Leading microfinance and impact fund managers have signed a MoU on debt refinancing coordination principles to support the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic (press release/MOU)
30 April 2020 | BlueOrchard, Incofin, Oikocredit, Triodos IM, Triple Jump and Symbiotics

New Study: COVID-19 condemns millions of women to poverty, when they could be a solution to prosperity (press release/study)
30 April 2020 | CARE International

Diary of a Myanmar-Based, Agri-Focused FSP Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis (blog)
30 April 2020 | CFI at Accion

Is it the right time to push for wallet interoperability in Bangladesh? (blog)
30 April 2020 | MSC

Cybersecurity for the financial inclusion sector (webinar recording)
30 April 2020 | SPTF

Supervising corporate governance during crises (guide)
30 April 2020 | Toronto Centre

Kenya’s expansion of G2P becomes lifeline during COVID-19 crisis (blog)
29 April 2020 | CGAP

Financial planning and financial modelling - build a corporate immune system in response to COVID-19 (webinar recording)
29 April 2020 | MFC

Innovations and coping strategies for food security at the time of COVID-19 (blog)
29 April 2020 | MSC

Coffee, Cocoa, and the Coronavirus (interview)
29 April 2020 | Oikocredit

Savings group risk mitigation, support, and engagement in Relation to COVID-19 (guide)
28 April 2020 | Care International

Yapu Solutions Covid-19 crisis response services
28 April 2020 | Yapu Solutions

Agent networks: Vital to COVID-19 response, in need of support (blog)
27 April 2020 | CGAP

Suppporting SMEs during COVID-19: Modular distance learning (training material)
27 April | ILO

Toolkit to implement the Guidance Note on Business Continuity for MFIs (toolkit)
27 April 2020 | ADA & Oikocredit

Learning Brief: VSLA and CARE Adaptations to COVID-19 and Past Crises (brief)
24 April 2020 | CARE International

Grassroots’ Funding For Food Security In Latin America During Covid-19 (article)
24 April 2020 | Grassroots Capital Managment

LMDF presents - Voices from the ground -  Central America and Caribbean: Focus on El Salvador (webinar recording)
24 April 2020 | LMDF

MFI employee training comic on Coronavirus (training material)
24 April 2020 | MSC

MFI client awareness comic on Coronavirus (training material)
24 April 2020 | MSC

Risk management for beginners and back-up staff - build a corporate immune system in response to COVID-19 (webinar recording)
23 April 2020 | MFC

Locked down? Business interruption insurance, low-income MSMEs and COVID-19 (webinar highlights)
24 April 2020 | Microinsurance Network

Quick and practical responses to the COVID-19 crisis: Preparing stress-testing and scenarios (guide/tool)
22 April 2020 | ADA & BRS

Pandemics & Financial inclusion - part 1 (webinar recording)
22 April 2020 | Toronto Centre

Digital and microfinance sector in the face of the health crisis (blog)
21 April 2020 | Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation

IFAD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis - protecting and enhancing rural resilience
21 April 2020 | IFAD

An assessment of coronavirus effects on Inpulse partners (blog)
 April 2020 | Inpulse Investment Manager

Supervisory response to the impact of COVID-19 on credit (guide)
21 April 2020 | Toronto Centre

Digitizing Payments in the Time of COVID-19 (webinar recording)
21 April 2020 | UNCDF

How education lending MFIs are responding to COVID-19 (blog)
20 April 2020 | CFI at Accion

UN Goodwill Ambassadors Idris and Sabrina Elba launch appeal for IFAD’s $200 million coronavirus relief fund for rural communities
20 April 2020 | IFAD

How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the Indian fintech startup ecosystem: Four predictions and one suggestion (blog)
20 April 2020 | MSC

Building resilience: How to ensure women are not left behind as a result of Covid-19 (blog)
20 April 2020 | Women's World Banking

Somalia: One of the countries least prepared to cope with the Covid-19 virus (blog)
17 April 2020 | CARE International

Creativity needed for the challenge of a Global Crisis (blog)
17 April 2020 | CARE International

Struggling with the Drastic Corona Measures in Northern Uganda (blog)
17 April 2020 | ICCO Cooperation

LMDF presents - Voices from the ground - Burkina Faso (webinar recording in French)
17 April 2020 | LMDF

Attention points business continuity for MFIs in view of the COVID-19 outbreak (guide)
16 April 2020 | ADA

COVID-19 : Overview of the situation for our partner MFIs & in our countries of intervention (blog)
16 April 2020 | Babyloan

The best laid plans...CGAP's response to COVID-19 (blog)
16 April 2020 | CGAP

Loan restructuring and refinancing agreements - build a corporate immune system in response to COVID-19 (webinar recording)
16 April 2020 | MFC

Digital finance & the COVID-19 Crisis (academic paper)
16 April 2020 | Universtiy of Luxembourg et al.

COVID-19 Exposes risks and opportunities in Kenya's gig economy (blog)
15 April 2020 | CGAP

International microfinance institutions anticipate the first effects of a recession (blog)
15 April 2020 | Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

Food security: How are agriculture and the corner shops faring amid India’s lockdown? (blog)
15 April 2020 | MSC

CICO Agents: The under-valued “first responders” (blog)
15 April 2020 | MSC

The role of DFS agents during the Covid-19 crisis (paper)
15 April 2020 | MSC

Micro and small enterprises: Will the pandemic put an end to their business? (blog)
15 April 2020 | MSC

Stress test for success – build a corporate immune system in response to COVID-19 (webinar recording)
15 April 2020 | MFC

Covid-19 rapid response: Education finance (webinar recording)
15 April | Opportunity International

A customer-centric response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Social Performance Management in Practice, Examples from the field (key principles & examples)
15 April 2020 | SPTF

Caring for our clients during COVID-19 (blog)
15 April 2020 | VisionFund International

The economies have been hit already—we now need palliatives and ultimately cures (blog)
14 April 2020 | MSC

What’s a donor to do? The financial impact of COVID-19 on the poor (blog)
12 April | CGAP

Treating staff responsibly during the pandemic: three things to do today (blog)
10 April | SPTF in FinDev Gateway

NpM members issue Investor Statement on Covid-19
10 April 2020 | NpM

Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers (blog)
9 April 2020 | IFAD

LMDF presents: Voices from the ground - Cambodia & Myanmar (webinar recording)
9 April 2020 | LMDF

Social impact in the pandemic: how Oikocredit is helping partners fight back (blog)
9 April 2020 | Oikocredit

Business continuity - How to build a corporate immune system in response to COVID-19 (webinar recording)
9 April 2020 | MFC

Pandemics and financial stability - Part 4 (webinar recording)
9 April 2020 | Toronto Centre

The role of financial inclusion in addressing the impact of COVID-19 (interview)
9 April 2020 | Triodos Investment Management

A candid discussion with financial sector leaders: How can we support staff, clients and sustain operations in this time of crisis? (blog on webinar)
3 April 2020 | Amarante Consulting

LMDF presents: Voices from the ground - Kenya (webinar recording)
3 April 2020 | LMDF

Covid-19 crisis shows why savings matter (blog)
3 April 2020 | WSBI

How should FSPs respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? (blog)
2 April 2020 | CFI at Accion

Continuity in a crisis: exploring reactions to the Covid-19 outbreak among providers of financial services for low-income women (blog)
2 April 2020 | Women's World Banking

Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19 (study)
1 April 2020 | CARE International

Pandemics and financial stability - Part 3 (webinar recording)
1 April | Toronto Centre

Ten Issues for Supervisors During Crises (guide)
April 2020 | Toronto Centre

Business Continuity planning for a supervisory authority (guide)
April 2020 | Toronto Centre

BlueOrchard invests in IFC’s Covid-19 social bond issuance
31 March 2020 | BlueOrchard

What does the Covid-19 pandemic mean for BlueOrchard’s investments? (blog)
31 March 2020 | BlueOrchard

COVID-19 in Africa: “If the lockdowns continue, we will see famines.” (blog/interview)
30 March 2020 | CORDAID

COVID-19: Triple Jump’s Response (article)
30 March 2020

WSBI statement on Covid-19: united efforts to overcome the crisis are indispensable (blog)
30 March 2020 | WSBI

The microfinance sector is organising itself in the face of the effects of the health crisis (blog)
29 March 2020 | Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

Pandemics and natural disasters: What can we learn from past disasters to help with today’s pandemic? (blog)
27 March 2020 | CFI at Accion

Free Support: Remote Data Collection for ALL Clients - impact assessment, needs diagnostic and follow-up (toolkit)
26 March 2020 | HEDERA

How to cope with the pandemic effects on MFI’s businesses (webinar recording)
26 March 2020 | MFC

Pandemics and financial stability - Part 2 (webinar recording)
24 March 2020 | Toronto Centre

Can financial inclusion moderate impacts of coronavirus? (blog)
20 March 2020 | CFI at Accion

How coronavirus affects the microfinance sector (blog)
20 March 2020 | Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

Pandemics and financial stability - Part 1 (webinar recording)
19 March 2020 | Toronto Centre

Free Support: Online Training Platform for NGOs and MIVs' technical assistance to MFIs (e-learning platform)
16 March 2020 | HEDERA

CARE Prepares COVID-19 Response Working Closely With Vulnerable Communities
16 March 2020 | Care International