inclusive microeconomics

Financial services, value chains, inclusive business

Incorporating EDA Rural Systems



Geographical scope


M-CRIL Announcement – Country Manager, Myanmar

We are pleased to announce that  Tirupathaiah Namani (Tiru) has taken charge of our Myanmar office as  Country Manager, Myanmar  from January 2019 and is based in Yangon.

Tiru has twenty years of varied experience in institutional assessments/ratings of MFIs, strategy & business planning, risk management, capacity buildings/trainings and conducting monitoring and evaluation of programmes in the areas of financial inclusion, agri-businesses and school assessments across 15 countries including Myanmar.  He can be reached at  tirunamani@m-cril.com

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.
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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.


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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