Accelerating Inclusive Growth through Technology and Collaboration, 2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion is a policy initiative under the APEC Finance Ministers’ Process that has been entrusted to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and managed by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC). The Forum provides an important opportunity for stakeholders to review current trends, recent achievements, ongoing challenges and opportunities relative 

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Vietnam Bank for Social Policies- Green credit development: Remarkable contributions and lessons learnt from microfinance

Spending 14 operation and development years, Vietnam Bank for Social Policies is recognized as “the green bank”, providing credit programs for poor households, near-poor households, micro-enterprises etc. to improve business and production and business which are green growth-oriented in rural, remote areas. The forestation development project has helped covering more than 70,000 hectare forests in the central 

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Achievements of the Microfinance Program (HEM) of TMSS in Bangladesh

Achievements of the Microfinance Program         (HEM) of TMSS in Bangladesh “ Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty can not sustain peace in any society. For building stable peace we must find ways to provide opportunities for people to live decent lives. To 

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Update on the Sri Lankan Microfinance Regulation

  The Microfinance Act No 06 of 2016 was approved by the Parliament in May 2016. Thereafter it was enacted by Gazette in July. During this period and the months that followed, LMFPA had several discussions with the Central Bank and the NGO Secretariat on the regulatory guidelines that would supervise the industry practitioners. The 

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LFSUS assisted 300 poor families for their housing needs

“Lanka Financial Services For Underserved Settlements” {LFSUS} a credit enhancement facility provider in Sri Lanka which assisted by “UN–Habitat”, recently signed a tripartite agreement between Sri Lanka Saving Bank PLC (SLSB) and Rajarata Praja Kendraya-Kekirawa, to grant a bulk loan of LKR Ten (10.0) Million to be granted as sub-loans among 138 low income families 

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Guardian MFI Clients

Gramalaya Urban and Rural Development Initiatives and Network (GUARDIAN) is a micro finance institution (MFI) and a not for profit organization, registered under Sec. 25 of Companies Act 1956. GUARDIAN came into existence in 2007 and it was promoted by Gramalaya, which is a pioneer NGO in the field of water and sanitation for more 

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