GPFI Workshop on Financing Rural MSMEs Held in Frankfurt

The German Presidency hosted the GPFI Workshop "Climate smart financing for rural MSMEs – enabling policy frameworks" on 23 February in Frankfurt. Members of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and representatives of international and other organizations met to discuss the question of how to design policies and regulations that help MSMEs to adapt to and strive in a context of a changing climate.

Participants in the GPFI Workshop

Participants were introduced to case studies from Mexico, India and Zambia before discussing ways to approach the drafting of policy options to promote investment in climate-smart MSMEs. In an open discussion the participants shared their views on the draft policy paper including policy options as well as experiences from their work.

Photo credit: German Presidency

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