Blended Finance Technical Briefs

Chemonics’ Center for Private Sector Engagement, in collaboration with Dalberg and KOIS, developed technical briefs on blended finance in the areas of agricultural finance, gender lens investing, healthcare services, health supply chains, and sustainable landscapes.
Resource - Technical Brief

Final Report: E-PESO Activity

This report summarizes the accomplishments of the Philippines E-PESO Activity, which supported the transition of the Philippine economy from cash/checks to electronic payments for broader-based economic growth and financial inclusion.
Resource - Project Report

Keeping Vulnerable Children in School – Evidence of a Successful Community Savings Model

This technical brief describes how ACCELERE!1 used microfinance income-generating activities and community savings groups to help parents secure a more sustainable future for their children through education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Resource - Technical Brief

Technical Brief: Helping Rural Financial Institutions Expand Rural Service Delivery

Through five working principles, USAID’s Rural Finance Initiative served as central change agents by providing highly customized advisory services, mixing expertise from the Colombian financial sector and the development community. This reached more than 750,000 rural clients and mobilize $999 million in financial services.
Resource - Technical Brief

Executive Memorandum: Armenia Financial Sector Assessment

The objectives of USAID’s Rapid Financial Crisis Assessment for Armenia were to identify strengths and vulnerabilities of financial sector participants, assess overall soundness and stability of the financial and corporate sectors, highlight linkages between the macro-economy and the financial sector, and ascertain economic policy implications.
Resource - Paper

FS Series #12: Developing Government Bond Markets – Primer, Diagnostic

The objective of this primer is to help identify the reforms required to develop an efficient government securities markets, both for the primary market in which government securities are issued and for the secondary market in which government securities are traded.
Resource - Paper

FS Series #11: Innovations in Financial Services Delivery – Branchless Banking

From USAID’s Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing Project (FS Share) is a primer offering case studies, covering business models and partnerships, relevant to branchless banking and how technology can offer tools and services to facilitate this. Examples of these tools include card-based, mobile phone-based, or other ICT-based devices.
Resource - Paper

Establishing an Enabling Environment for Financial Sector Development

This Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing Project (FS Share) paper examines how burdensome microeconomic policies can increase the cost and risk of lending and identify ways to remediate these barriers to facilitate financial sector development.
Resource - Paper

Developing Azerbaijan’s Capital Market: An Assessment

An assessment of the priority constraints and recommendations, by area of concern, within Azerbaijan’s securities market. This document also reviews the legal and regulatory environment and the institutional infrastructure entailed in establishing that securities market.
Resource - Paper

Guidelines for a Rapid Financial Soundness Assessment

The Rapid Financial Soundness Assessment (RFSA) identifies the strengths and vulnerabilities of financial sector participants, assesses overall soundness and stability of the financial, real and household sectors, highlights linkages between the macroeconomy and the financial, real and household sectors, and ascertains technical assistance needs and policy recommendations.
Resource - Toolkit

Conducting Capital Markets Assessments in Developing Countries

The objective of the Capital Markets Assessment Tools (AT) is to conduct capital markets diagnoses in developing countries, based on a comprehensive questionnaire, and to identify targeted technical assistance to develop and strengthen well-functioning public markets.
Resource - Tool

Financial Sector Series #10: Establishing Modern Secured Financing Systems in Developing Economies

This report provides U.S. government program designers with a basic technical understanding of the core requirements to introduce finance secured by movable property, a tool used to increase access to finance, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Resource - Paper