inclusive microeconomics

Financial services, value chains, inclusive business

Incorporating EDA Rural Systems



Geographical scope


Amret reconfirms its commitment to client protection

We are pleased to share that Amret has successfully renewed its SMART Campaign Client Protection Principles (CPP) certificate, after receiving certification for the first time in 2016. The renewal of Amret’s certificate was announced on 19 February 2019 after the mid-term review by M-CRIL, one of the Smart Campaign auditors. Amret’s reaffirmed commitment to respect industry-accepted consumer protection standards demonstrates its continued focus on serving its target clients – micro, small and medium enterprises and low income people – responsibly.
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AMK awarded the Leader Milestone Certificate by Truelift

We are pleased to share that AMK was awarded the Leader Milestone Certificate by Truelift and is the first institution in Cambodia to achieve this. M-CRIL completed a Truelift assessment of AMK operations as part of its social rating of AMK. With this AMK joins six other FIs globally as Truelift Leaders in microfinance. The Truelift Certification signifies AMK’s commitment to bring about positive and enduring change for people living in conditions of poverty.

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Now Hiring: Practice Lead, Digital Financial Inclusion (DFI)

M-CRIL is seeking a consultant with experience and knowledge in digital financial services and/or fintech to serve as practice lead for the design and development of its advisory practice in digital financial services and fintech for inclusion. The consultant will collaborate closely with leading funders and impact investors in the industry, as well as fintech businesses to identify requirements and undertake solution mapping.

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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.

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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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