Financial services, value chains, inclusive business
Incorporating EDA Rural Systems
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.
M-CRIL’s role in The Global Microscope 2018 on Financial Inclusion
The latest Global Microscope report 2018 by The Economist Intelligence Unit has been released. This is a compendium on the state of financial inclusion in 55 countries that have been benchmarked and ranked. M-CRIL has contributed to the benchmarking of the regulatory and operational environments in 9 of the 55 countries. This contribution entailed detailed research on policy and regulations as well as interviews with government officials, regulators, heads of financial institutions and other stakeholders such as digital financial service providers. For this purpose, M-CRIL was able to leverage its extensive experience of the financial sector in multiple countries of Asia and Africa.
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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.
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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