Media Coverage
June 30, 2016
New Times reports on the spread of skills-based and entrepreneurship education promotion in Rwanda, based on the work of IPA and other organizations there.
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April 07, 2015

Rwanda’s national economy relies heavily on coffee, which accounts for 30% of the country’s exports. Coffee washing businesses that dry the farmers' coffee beans before export are an important part of the supply chain behind those exports. Each year, these stations require large loans over a short period of time to purchase beans. However, the volatility of coffee prices makes the sector risky for lenders, which means that coffee washing firms find it difficult to secure the loans they need to grow.

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February 02, 2015
Editor’s note: This cross-post appeared originally on NextBillion.net here.
 
Joshua Blumenstock
January 25, 2013
 
Continuing CGAP’s blog series on practitioners’ takes on our Impact and Policy Conference in Bangkok, Gordon Cooper, head of Emerging Market Solutions at Visa shares his perspective. There to moderate a panel on financial inclusion, he talks about what it was like to come from the private sector into a room full of academic researchers:
 
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Joshua Blumenstock
November 12, 2012
 
Editor’s note: Joshua Blumenstock is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and a Post-Doctoral Associate at Yale University. In this guest post he talks about research he presented at our Impact and Policy Conference.