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Changing Lives Through Access to Finance for Clean Energy and Water


Latest News

Lighting the Lives of the Rural Poor

Bringing light to Haiti, one solar lamp at a time
CBS Evening News

Interview with Niki Armacost of Arc Finance and Dominique Policard of Sogexpress about Arc Finance's Remittances Project in Haiti
NBC Miami & Tropik TV

Where innovation pays off: Helping low-income Haitians access environmentally-friendly energy products
November 2012 FOMIN

Stima Systems' Group Microleasing Model - Promoting Payment and Reducing Risk at the Group Level
July 2012 Arc Finance Case Study

Arc Finance Podcast: Fiza Farhan, CEO, The Buksh Foundation
July 2012 Arc Finance Podcast

Using Energy Products and Other Initiatives to Spur Growth at a Philippine MFI
August 2012 Arc Finance Blog

How Women Are Powering Energy Access in Uganda
June 2012 Arc Finance Blog

Financing Sustainable Enery: An Optimistic View From Niki Armacost
July 11, 2012 Ashden Blog

Climate Scope 2012 Report featuring Arc's Haiti Remittances Project
July 2012 Inter-American Development Bank Report

Can The Microfinance Sector Help Deliver Clean Energy?
May 14, 2012 CGAP Blog

Managing Director and Co-Founder Nicola Armacost on Microfinance
Link TV: Television Without Borders

Photo: solar panel in Philippines


Arc Finance offers clients a knowledge platform of practitioner experiences and cutting-edge innovation on end-user finance and energy/water services for the poor.

Arc is in a unique position as a global institution with exposure to and linkages with practitioners, industry players, and research institutes that are pursuing innovations in microfinance and energy/water services to underserved communities. Arc collects and analyzes data from its partners, clients, the industry, and academics to identify new trends and new focus areas. The Arc team conducts research on key topics related to Arc's engagements, providing distilled, high-quality information imbued with practitioner experience to create Arc publications and knowledge pieces and to inform Arc's field work.

The philosophy behind Arc's approach is that real practitioners have deep, unique expertise and knowledge that is extremely valuable to their counterparts in the rest of the world. Arc's knowledge platform will promote practitioner-to-practitioner-based learning by providing these experts with a forum where they can exchange innovative ideas, lessons learned, and best practices. As the facilitator, Arc distills the shared information to create knowledge products. These knowledge products can then be transformed into training modules and courses, bringing global best practices and experience to local audiences.