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Archive- Partnership & Collaboration

MFIN has collaborated with a diverse set of stakeholders, ranging from International Development Agencies, to Global Microfinance Networks and Technical Service Providers, on strategic initiatives that will help provide tools and resources to strengthen individual MFIs as well as aid the development of the industry as a whole.

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MFIN has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank group, on initiatives designed to strengthen the Microfinance industry. IFC provided critical financial and technical assistance for developing the Credit Bureau infrastructure for Microfinance clients in India. MFIN and IFC completed a Compensation Benchmarking survey for MFIN member MFIs in 2013. Currently the two are collaborating on a pan-India Credit Bureau Financial Awareness campaign for Microfinance clients. In addition to these initiatives, IFC has, from time to time, partnered with MFIN to host round tables and conferences intended to create awareness around the issues facing MFIs in India.

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MFIN partnered with the Micro Finance Center (MFC), Poland, on an initiative to help member MFIs strengthen Social Performance Management for their organizations. MFC, through the Ford Foundation funded Social Performance start-up fund, provided financial and technical assistance to facilitate better implementation of social performance related initiatives, as well as to encourage more effective monitoring and reporting on social performance metrics by MFIN members.

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MFIN has partnered with The Smart Campaign, an initiative of the global microfinance industry, housed at the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION, to ensure that the Campaign’s Client Protection Principles, which are integral to the Industry Code of Conduct, are adopted uniformly across member MFIs. The Smart Campaign has been training staff and leaders of MFIs across India and carrying out assessments of their on-the-ground practices, and assisting organizations to upgrade practices where needed.

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MFIN has endorsed the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) designed by the Grameen Foundation. The PPI is a useful tool to enable MFIs determine poverty levels of their clients, and thereby determine the clients’ needs and identify programs that are most effective in meeting those needs. MFIN is collaborating with the Grameen Foundation India to identify ways in which members can use PPI more effectively. MFIN was also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Karnataka Poverty Outreach Survey being conducted by Grameen Foundation India.

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MFIN is a member of the SEEP Network, a global network of over 130 international practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. SEEP represents the largest and most diverse network of its kind, comprised of international development organizations and global, regional, and country-level practitioner networks that promote market development and financial inclusion.

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MFIN collaborated with GIZ to conduct a workshop to discuss the feasibility of NBFC-MFIs becoming Business Correspondents (BCs) of Banks. The workshop was followed by a survey conducted by MFIN to assess the viability of NBFC-MFIs as BCs and the challenges thereof. The results of the survey will serve as inputs to a study being conducted by GIZ to determine the viability of NBFC-MFIs as BCs.

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MFIN has partnered with the Microfinance Information eXchange, Inc. (MIX) to develop a comprehensive microfinance industry Information Hub. This initiative provides ready access to industry data, thus providing greater transparency to external stakeholders.

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MFIN has partnered with Microfinance Transparency (MFT) to update and publish pricing data for the loan products from Indian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) to improve transparency within Indian microfinance industry.

Archive- Press Release

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1 Holding Statement View/Download
2 MFIN – Note on NBFC-MFIs in Dumka, Jharkhand View/Download
3 Statement for ETV View/Download
4 Non-banking Financial Company – Microfinance Institutions (NBFC- MFIs*) April 29th, 2016 View/Download
5 Statement from Sambandh Financial Services Private Limited (SFPL) April 29th, 2016 View/Download
6 MFIN organised a Panel Discussion on the theme Micro Finance – Fostering the Financial Inclusion Agenda-Aimed at creating a broader understanding on the issues of financial inclusion and the related narratives of microfinance April 28th, 2016 View/Download
7 MFIN organised a Panel Discussion on the theme Micro Finance – Fostering the Financial Inclusion Agenda-Aimed at creating a broader understanding on the issues of financial inclusion and the related narratives of microfinance March 16th, 2016 View/Download
8 Microfinance Institutions Network Hosts The South Asian Regional Conclave On Financial Inclusion Through Microfinance March 8th, 2016 View/Download
9 MFIN releases quarterly analysis of Microfinance industry for Q3 FY 15-16 March 3rd, 2016 View/Download
10 Microfinance Institutions Network inducts two new members in the governing board March 2nd, 2016 View/Download
11 MFIN to Host South Asian Regional Conclave on Microfinance March 2nd, 2016 View/Download
12 Non-banking Financial Company – Microfinance Institutions (NBFC- MFIs*) December 14th, 2015 View/Download
13 MFIN launches Revised Code of Conduct for Microfinance Institutions in India at Inclusive Finance India Summit 2015 December 9th, 2015 View/Download
14 MFIN and UPMA organizes a conclave on inclusive finance-Aimed at creating awareness and clearing misconceptions around microfinance December 4th, 2015 View/Download
15 Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) decodes the Industry Releases its quarterly publication MicroMeter for the Q2 FY 15-16 November 16th, 2015 View/Download
16 MFIN partners with Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) for the 3rd Financial Inclusion Series 2015 October 14th, 2015 View/Download
17 MFIN supports the Financial Inclusion Conference 2015 by Sa-Dhan October 7th, 2015 View/Download
18 Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) decodes the Industry Releases its quarterly publication MicroMeter for the Q1 fy 15-16 August 26th, 2015 View/Download
19 MFIN – Note on Spandana Sphoorty Financial Ltd. and Microfinance industry August 12th, 2015 View/Download
20 MFIN organised a thematic session titled Micro Finance – Fostering the Financial Inclusion Agenda-Aimed at creating awareness and clearing misconceptions around microfinance August 4th, 2015 View/Download
21 MFIN Launches a Toll Free Helpline for Microfinance Customers July 10th, 2015 View/Download
22 Change in Leadership at Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) July 2nd, 2015 View/Download
23 Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) decodes the Industry
Releases its quarterly publication MicroMeter for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2015
May 21st, 2015 View/Download

Research Reports & White papers

GIZ – MFIN study on MFIs as Business Correspondents of Banks

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1 Findings of the online survey Download

Microfinance 3.0 | Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

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1 Microfinance in India: Lessons from the Andhra Crisis - Chapter authored by Vijay Mahajan, T. Navin Download

Rural Marketing Magazine | October 2013 | Section – CEO Speak

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1 Regulatory Duality is never good for development of Industry Excerpts from Mr Alok Prasad’s interview October 2013 Download

Banking Structure in India: The Way Forward

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1 A discussion paper by the RBI | Aug -2013 Aug -2013 Download

Microfinance Vision Report

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1 Microfinance Vision Report Download

FICCI’s Financial Foresights | Vol. No. 3 | Issue No. 5 | Q4 FY 12-13

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1 NBFC-MFI: The Beacon of Financial Inclusion - An article by Mr Alok Prasad, CEO, MFIN Download

MFIN Media Update

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1 MFIN media update – 22nd March 2013 - A comprehensive media docket by MFIN 22nd March 2013 Download

Time is Now

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1 Time is Now – Enactment of MFI Bill, 2012 - A comprehensive white paper by MFIN 2012 Download

Archive

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1 Micrometer Issue – 23 Sep, 2017 Download
2 Micrometer Issue – 22 Aug, 2017 Download
3 Micrometer Issue – 21 March, 2017 Download
4 Micrometer Issue – 20 Dec, 2016 Download
5 Micrometer Issue – 19 Nov, 2016 Download
6 Micrometer Issue – 18 Sep, 2016 Download
7 Micrometer Issue – 17 May, 2016 Download
8 Micrometer Issue – 16 Dec, 2015 Download
9 Micrometer Issue – 15 Sep, 2015 Download
10 Micrometer Issue – 14 Jun, 2015 Download
11 Micrometer Issue – 13 May, 2015 Download
12 Micrometer Issue – 12 Dec, 2014 Download
13 Micrometer Issue – 11 Sep, 2014 Download
14 Micrometer Issue – 10 Jun, 2014 Download
15 Micrometer Issue – 8 Dec, 2013 Download
16 Micrometer Issue – 7 Sep, 2013 Download
17 Micrometer Issue – 6 Jun, 2013 Download
18 Micrometer Issue – 5 March, 2013 Download
19 Micrometer Issue – 4 Feb, 2013 Download
20 Micrometer Issue – 3 Nov, 2012 Download
21 Micrometer Issue – 2 Aug, 2012 Download
22 Micrometer Issue – 1 Jun, 2012 Download
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1 The Microscape FY 15-16 Feb, 2017 Download
2 The Microscape FY 14-15 jan, 2016 Download
3 The Microscape Nov – 2014 Nov, 2014 Download
4 The Microscape Nov – 2013 Nov, 2013 Download
5 The Microscape Nov – 2012 Nov, 2012 Download