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CRIF: Tajikistan’s First Credit Information Bureau Begins Operations

CRIF, the Credit Information Bureau of Tajikistan (CIBT) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group member institution specializing in private sector development, came together to launch the technical and business operations of the first private credit bureau in Tajikistan. During the launch event held on June 12 2013 CRIF presented its all-round experience in the development of ... Read More »

Berne Union and IFC Agree to scale up collaboration to boost global trade and investment

Washington, D.C./London, May 22, 2013—At a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., the Berne Union and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, agreed to scale up their collaboration to address the challenging environment for global trade and investment, in a coordinated effort to create new solutions and address shortfalls in financing faced by emerging market borrowers. Amid continued market ... Read More »

IFC (World Bank Group) Publishes Credit Reporting Knowledge Guide 2012

The revised Credit Reporting Knowledge Guide 2012 aims to support the dissemination of knowledge on best practices in credit reporting development based on IFC’s experience.   The original Credit Bureau Knowledge Guide (2006) elaborated on the knowledge gained over several years of running the Global Credit Reporting Program and provided a variety of stakeholders, primarily in emerging markets, with a ... Read More »

Potential Business Information Opportunities in Emerging Markets

The G-20 Financial Inclusion Expert Group’s (FIEG) SME Finance Sub-Group recommends Scaling-up SME access to Financial Services in developing countries.  The key to making it happen lies in the development of supporting infrastructure and credit information. The International Finance Corporation (IFC World Bank Group), as the lead advisor to G-20 Financial Inclusion Expert Group’s (FIEG) SME Finance Sub-Group, issued a ... Read More »