Global Survey on Staff Incentive Schemes for MFIs

MicroFinance Network (MFN), in collaboration with CGAP, is conducting its second global survey on staff incentive schemes (SIS). The survey aims to: help MFIs evaluate and improve their SIS; identify best practices for SIS design. All participating MFIs will receive a customized benchmark report that compares the effects and design of their SIS against peer 

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New Publication: FDC Briefing Note

FDC is pleased to announce the launch of the new publication series, FDC Briefing Note. This series of publications will focus on innovative issues in international development and will be published at least on a quarterly basis. The first two in the series include: 1. Electronic Banking with the Poor – Opportunities and Implications for 

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CGAP Brief: Using Technology to Build Inclusive Financial Systems

In April 2006, CGAP published a brief which examines the innovative use of information and communications technologies to process small transactions and deliver a wide range of financial services which may help to make microfinance institutions (MFIs) more efficient and commercial banks more interested in serving poor people. More…

BRAC Bangladesh to Launch US$90Mn Bond for Agriculture Finance

BRAC, Bangladesh’s leading MFI, is planning to launch a Tk 700 crore (US$90Mln) bond in an effort to increase financing to the agricultural sector. The MFI expects to issue the BRAC Bond for Agricultural Funding, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, by December 2007 or early January 2008. More…

Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women: in Motion with Integrated WAN

This overview examines Shakti Foundation’s recent implementation of WAN, which is a computer network capable of covering a relatively large geographical area. By the end of 2003, Shakti Foundation felt the need for this WAN connectivity, as it gradually expanded its number of branches. Due to the dispersion of branches in different regions of Bangladesh, 

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Swanirvar Bangladesh Update

Swanirvar Bangladesh came into being on the 25th September, 1975 as a formal organization through the joint efforts of the non-Government and Government body. It is a non-political, non- profitable and non-Governmental voluntary social welfare organization at national level committed to socio-economic development activities throughout Bangladesh. More…. (PDF 12 KB)

Microfinance News

May 2007 New Legislation on MicrofinanceThe Pathfinder Foundation, supported by the Sri Lanka Business Development Centre, organised a Sanvadaya (a stake holder discussion) on the proposed Legislation on Micro Finance recently at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo. More… Intellecap’s Investment Advisory Facilitates Legatum’s US$25 Mln Investment in SHARE Microfin LimitedDuring May, Legatum Global Development 

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Member News

BWTP Member News CSD Nepal and its Microfinance Program The Centre for Self-help Development (CSD), Nepal, established in August 1991, is a Financial Intermediary Non-Governmental Organisation (FINGO). CSD provides microfinance services to poor women under the group guarantee system without any collateral security. CSD Nepal Microfinance Program (PDF 8KB) CSD Nepal Progress Update (PDF 11KB) 

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