inclusive microeconomics

Financial services, value chains, inclusive business

Incorporating EDA Rural Systems



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M-CRIL & EDA in South Asia – Nepal

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…
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M-CRIL in Southeast Asia – Myanmar

M-CRIL has made a major commitment to Myanmar which has been a focus country for our work since 2001. Since 2014, we have an office in Myanmar with Pankaj Kumar as our Country Manager. More on our work in Myanmar.

Our MD speaks on Microfinance in Myanmar at European Microfinance Week on 17 November.  See report on the panel discussion on Myanmar’s microfinance sector,

Time to get real about women and financial inclusion

Our director Frances Sinha facilitated this (one and only) all-women panel at the Inclusive Finance India Summit, 6 December 2016. Stand by for the blog on the recommendations.

Read what was published in the summit bulletin


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.

See Report

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

See Report

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 …


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