Financial services, value chains, inclusive business
Incorporating EDA Rural Systems
Cambodia Microfinance Association Annual Conference 2018
Sanjay Sinha, MD, M-CRIL was invited by the Cambodia Microfinance Association(CMA) to moderate the first session on New Models, New Players, New Impact at the Annual Microfinance Conference (AMC) 2018 organised by them in Siem Reap on 14 December 2018. The theme of the conference was “Managing Change for a Sustainable Future: The Impact Journey Continues”. The conference deliberations included examining current business models which have spurred phenomenal growth for the last decade and their relevance and sustainability in the future. Discussions were also held on sectoral risks and effort in managing them including the role of modern technology.
AMC has taken place since 2008 and is considered the largest national gathering of the most influential people shaping the role of microfinance in Cambodia’s development and social contribution.
Helping Sathapana Bank strengthen their Client Protection standards
M-CRIL conducted a one-day workshop in November 2018 for the Senior Managers of Sathapana Bank (Cambodia) on Client Protection and Client Protection Principles (CPPs). This included working towards examining why client protection was key to risk management at the Bank, and for building understanding and buy-in on the new version of CPPs which encompass more detailed indicators related to loans, savings, insurance and payments. The team also conducted a self-assessment on compliance with the CPPs as part of the workshop.
Workshop on ‘’Contemporary Issues related to FPOs” organized by FWWB, Ahmedabad on 29-30 October 2018
Ashok Kumar, Executive Director, Livelihoods & Value Chains, M-CRIL and a renowned expert of the Farmer Producer Organisations/producer companies (FPO) and livelihoods sector was invited to present on‘’M-CRIL’s FPO Rating & Assessment Tools’’ at a workshop on ‘’Contemporary Issues related to FPOs” organized by FWWB, Ahmedabad on 29-30 October 2018. At the same workshop, he was also invited to participate in a panel discussion on ‘’FPO governance and compliances’’.Read More
In addition to explaining the FPO rating & assessment framework designed by M-CRIL, Ashok shared key findings and issues based on experience of ratings/assessment of 20 FPOs undertaken by M-CRIL, including some of the largest FPOs across India. Amongst several aspects, the presentation recommended the way forward to make FPO ratings as a standardized tool to assess FPOs to help ease their access to loans from commercial banks, development finance banks and NBFCs. Additionally, the rating and assessment exercise identifies specific areas of weakness that the concerned FPO can focus on to improve its performance.
Notes from the Field 3: Fintech and the demand side challenge in financial inclusion
“Rural women are much smarter than you” thundered a leading official of the Niti Aayog when a member of a public audience had the temerity to challenge him about the adverse effects of demonetisation …
M-CRIL Microfinance Review 2014: Risk, regulation & reward
A financial & social analysis, this review is Volume 9 of a series that provides an empirical and analytical chronicle of thehistory of MFIs in India.
Making the Case for Outcomes Management to Financial Service Providers
What is outcomes management? How do financial service providers use outcomes data?
Author: Frances Sinha, Editor: Amelia Greenberg
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