Financial services, value chains, inclusive business
Incorporating EDA Rural Systems
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $1.5 million equity investment agreement with Micro-Credit Ratings International Limited (M-CRIL). The investment is a part of ADB’s programme to Strengthen Microfinance Ecosystem in Asia. The agreement was signed by Christine Engstrom, ADB’s Director for Private Sector Operations – Financial Institutions, and Sanjay Sinha, Managing Director of M-CRIL.
ADB News Release, New Delhi, India – 14 February 2017.
M-CRIL has undertaken some of the country reviews for this publication over the past three years. During 2016 the M-CRIL team undertook the country reviews for a number of countries in Asia and Africa. Apart from the country reviews our MD, Mr Sanjay Sinha contributed additional perspectives on the use of inclusive finance accounts and on P2P lending to the Key Findings section.
The complete index, as well as detailed country analysis, can be viewed on www.eiu.com/microscope2016
M-CRIL and EDA have made a major commitment to Nepal which has been an important focus country for our work. We have been active in Nepal since 1988. Our work in Nepal has included
- MFI ratings& assessments; development of risk management systems and assessment tools
- Reviews of financial inclusion and the microfinance sector, evaluation of cooperative support programme…read more>>
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.
What is outcomes management? How do financial service providers use outcomes data?
Author: Frances Sinha, Editor: Amelia Greenberg
An old lady approaches a fintech kiosk, puts her thumb on a device which captures her biometric details, the system accesses her bank details in which she receives her monthly grants and her credit history…
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