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Financing Growth Blog

In this blog series, USAID explores the ways to catalyze private capital for dev

In this series, we explore how private capital can be mobilized for development objectives while also renewing our focus on both emerging and established approaches to financial inclusion.

Two Weeks Out and We’ve Reached the Platte River: On the Seven Approaches to Financial Intermediation

Wed, July 15, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
USAID
Lawrence Camp wrangles us back on the trail to understanding private capital mobilization. Onwards!

Digital Financial Inclusion: A Recap of USAID's Multi-faceted Approach

Mon, July 13, 2015
Brian King
Team Lead, Digital Finance
USAID
Brian King closes out our Digital Finance series with a recap of where we've been and where we need to go.

Getting Outfitted at the General Store: Introducing the Mobilizing Private Capital Lexicon

Thu, July 2, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
USAID
Lawrence Camp unpacks the four means by which private capital can be mobilized.

Disaster Response in the Digital Age: Investing in Digital Finance to Accelerate Humanitarian Assistance

Wed, July 1, 2015
Nandini Harihareswara
Senior Digital Finance Advisor
USAID
John Lamm
Markets Advisor
USAID
Laura Meissner
Economic Recovery and Markets Advisor
USAID
USAID continues their series on digital financial services with an installment on humanitarian assistance.

How Digital Financial Services Can Meet the Financing Demands of Smallholder Farmers

Tue, June 16, 2015
Liz Diebold
Agriculture Finance and Investment Lead
USAID
Nandini Harihareswara
Senior Digital Finance Advisor
USAID
Harsha Kodali
Agricultural Finance Specialist
USAID
While DFS are not a cure-all, they can be a strong complement to current interventions.

Reaching Universal Financial Access is Impossible Without Women

Tue, June 9, 2015
Casey Dlott
Digital Inclusion Advisor
USAID
What does "universal financial access" mean? USAID's Casey Dlott calls attention to the digital gender divide.

Enabling Digital Financial Inclusion: USAID's Critical Role

Tue, April 28, 2015
Fernando Maldonado
Technical Advisor, Digital Finance
USAID
"Financial exclusion is the common denominator of development challenges," explains USAID's Fernando Maldonado.

Digital Finance: The View from USAID

Tue, April 14, 2015
Kay McGowan
Digital Finance Team Lead
USAID
Increasingly, USAID is focusing on digital finance as the critical pathway toward scaling meaningful financial inclusion. But what does that mean?

Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out! Rounding Up Private Capital in Financial Inclusion Territory

Mon, April 13, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
USAID
USAID's Lawrence Camp recaps the wagon journey thus far and calls for vignettes that feature different ways of mobilizing private capital.

Wagons Ho! Let's Journey Toward Understanding Mobilizing Private Capital

Tue, March 10, 2015
Lawrence Camp
Senior Advisor
USAID
Everyone is talking about a new buzzword: “mobilizing private capital.” “What the heck does that term mean?” you ask. “How do you do it?”—“And why is it even on the Microlinks site?” All fair questions.