Latest newsletter from BWTP featuring an article titled: Innovations in Supporting Clients’ Financial Capability by Ron Bevacqua. Includes case studies from MicroSave, Good Return, LOLC Cambodia and Vijaya Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha – VLBS. Read the BWTP-Newsletter August 2016.
Microfinance impact survey: a call to rebalance industry priorities? If microfinance practitioners expect financial services to have an impact on incomes – and a survey of BWTP members suggests this is the case – then there is sufficient evidence that what the industry is doing now is not working (enough). Yet the industry’s priority is
The BWTP Network will convene the inaugural Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 11-14 July 2016. This new Forum will explore and discuss the differences, similarities and opportunities for achieving financial inclusion within this unique region. The Mekong Financial Inclusion Forum is an initiative of BWTP and organized by
The Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit was held in October 2015, attended by almost 500 delegates. Information about this event, including selected session presentations and conference photos, can be found here.
Takeup of Digital Finance The promise of digital finance to expand financial inclusion is exciting – but what is the reality of developments on the ground? How widespread is the takeup of digital finance in poor and underserved populations in 2015? How far away is a future of full digital financial inclusion, and what are
A tripartite agreement between “Janamithu Lanka Limited-( JLL)”, National Development Bank (NDB) and “Lanka Financial Services For Underserved Settlements- (LFSUS)” was signed to disburse SLR: 10.0mn loan among 87 low income families assisting 363 beneficiaries in down South area through JLL branch network to uplift their housing standards and to develop infrastructure facilities to create
HOW CONSUMER PROTECTION CONDUCTED BY VBSP IN VIETNAM? Over the last years, the micro finance sector worldwide is arguing about the high lending interest rate or overdue debt of the clients, from Bolivia to Bangladesh, India and South Africa. The successful practices of microfinance so far has revealed growing evidence that the poor completely can
Lanka Microfinance Practitioners’ Association The progress of the Sri Lankan Microfinance regulation process
The progress of the Sri Lankan Microfinance regulation process Since its inception nearly a decade ago the LMFPA has made constant efforts to introduce a regulatory framework for the microfinance sector of Sri Lanka. During the past decade there had been more than 5 drafts of the microfinance act and during each time the LMFPA
BMI 2015 Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Award Finalist Microfinance officers in the field dedicate themselves to achieving both the client’s wellbeing and the Organization’s objectives. Whole Planet Foundation (WPF), one of the main funding partners of Berendina Microfinance Institute (BMI), recognizes the significant contribution field officers make and conducts a global award program for
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