Consortium Alafia – BENIN
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 43
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 400,000
• World Bank
• UNDP
• African Development Foundation
(ADF)
• WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes, MFIs of different
structures and regulated and nonregulated MFIs
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Workshops on sustainability of MFIs, governance and
financial analysis
• Performance Standards: Work with BCEAO, MFIs and networks in UMOA to
develop performance standards
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Member of committee to develop national
microfinance policy; participation in BCEAO studies to update PARMEC and
OHADA
• Research and Information Dissemination: Workshop to identify MFIs
research and impact assessment needs, workshop and pilot on microinsurance
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AISFD – COTE D’IVOIRE
Formalized in 1998
• Number of Members: 23
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 100,000
• BCEAO
• WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
• Membership Structure: Regulated
MFIs of different sizes
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Started a training program for members
• Performance Standards: Development of a framework for members to build
shared performance standards
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Engagement in national strategy to support
microfinance in Côte d’Ivoire, participation in the Financial Sector Development
Support Program (PADESI)
• Research and Information Dissemination: Publication of an information
bulletin that promotes microfinance in Côte d’Ivoire
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AEMFI - ETHIOPIA
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 19
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 1.3 million
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• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes including the largest
in Ethiopia and high performing
MFIs
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)
IFAD
Pact Ethiopia
WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Elaboration and implementation of training for MFIs
• Performance Standards: Established a performance monitoring unit; training
on the use of MBB toolkit; agreement on core performance indicators
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Assistance in building the capacity of the
Supervision Department of the NBE with support of donors
• Research and Information Dissemination: Publications in the Microfinance
Development Review; Working papers and research results including a review
of the performance of the microfinance industry in Ethiopia
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GAMFINET – GAMBIA
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 16
• Number of Clients: 161,000
Main Funding Partners:
• Membership Structure: Regulated
and non regulated MFIs, high
performing MFIs, international
NGOs, government agencies and
projects.
• WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Organization of best practice workshops for members
• Performance Standards: Consensus building on AFMIN performance
indicators and training on their implementation
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Engagement of policy makers in dialogue on
microfinance policy issues
• Research and Information Dissemination: Organization of local and regional
exchange visits
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GHAMFIN - GHANA
Formalized in 1998
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Members: 80
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• Number of Clients: 60,000
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes and types, regulated
and non regulated MFIs
Government of Ghana
World Bank
USAID
IFAD
GTZ
Care International
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Organization of training courses on governance and
financial planning
• Performance Standards: Development, with SEEP, of a national toolkit for the
implementation of a performance benchmark for the local industry
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Development of a national strategic
microfinance framework document on behalf of the Ministry of Finance,
currently awaiting cabinet and parliamentary approval to come into effect
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REGUIPRAM – GUINEA
Formalized in 1998
• Number of Members: 8
• Number of Clients: 100,000
Main Funding Partners:
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes, MFIs of different
structures and regulated and nonregulated MFIs
• WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Workshops on business planning, best practice for MFIs
and the regulatory framework
• Performance Standards: Workshops on performance indicators, adoption of
performance standards by members
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Drafting national strategy for microfinance,
meetings with the Central Bank on the regulatory framework for microfinance
• Research, and Information Dissemination: Inventory of MFIs and
dissemination of best practice publications
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APIM – MALI
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 28
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 500,000
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• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different structures, regulated MFIs
and high performing MFIs
USAID
GTZ
World Bank
WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Hosting of a microfinance week; training in business
planning for MFIs, internal controls and refinancing; and the homologation of 7
MFI modules with 22 trainers and APIM/MALI modules with 7 trainers;
establishing credit reference bureaux
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Participation in defining national strategy for
microfinance; contribution to the poverty alleviation project; working with the
Malian Bank of Solidarity
• Research and Information Dissemination: Study on financial viability of MFIs
in UEMOA, study on forms of collateral used by MFIs
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AMFI - KENYA
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 15
• Number of Clients: 150,000
Main Funding Partners:
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes, including large MFI
and MFIs of types
• USAID
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Training of managers and credit officers, establishment of
Credit Reference mechanisms for MFIs, launching of microfinance Skills
Courses
• Performance Standards: Training on performance standards for managers
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Involvement in formulation and drafting of
microfinance bill for Kenya; participation in the development of the poverty
reduction strategy paper, a national initiative
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ANIP-MF - NIGER
Formalized in 2000
• Number of Members: 10
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: n/a
• PRAMEF
• La Coopération Française
• WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
• Membership Structure: Regulated
MFIs
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Training needs assessment, training of trainer with CAPAF
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Participation in the action plan for the national
microfinance strategy
• Research and Information Dissemination: Inventory of MFIs and MFI clients
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CDMR - NIGERIA
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 26
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 460,000
• Ford Foundation
• USAID-MBP
• Membership Structure: Large
MFIs of different sizes
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Training on impact assessment; involvement in program
appraisal strategies that target low-income individuals for poverty alleviation;
development of participatory learning and action (PLA), participatory rural
appraisal (PRA) training and strategic planning workshops
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Lobbying of the government, both the CBN
and the Ministry of Finance, for favorable policy for microfinance operations
• Performance Standards: Workshops and publications on financial ratios;
agreement on core performance indicators for the industry.
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Micro Enterprise Alliance – SOUTH AFRICA
Created in 1994, formalized in 2001
• Number of Members: 20
• Number of Clients: 610,000
Main Funding Partners:
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes and types, regulated
MFIs, high performing MFIs,
international NGOs and government
agencies and projects
• Ford Foundation
• Hivos
• SIDA
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Elaboration of diploma courses to be offered with the
university of Pretoria. SAQA certified
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Formation of a Government Liaison
Committee to engage government agencies in the economics cluster; work with
the government microfinance wholesaler on a national capacity building
strategy
• Research and Information Dissemination: Case studies on MFIs which
closed
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APIMFT - TOGO
Formalized in 1998
• Number of Members: 19
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 200,000
• BCEAO
• GTZ
• WWB/UNDP Seed Funding
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes and types, regulated
MFIs
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Training for trainers; Workshops on good governance, the
development of financial reports and business plans, internal controls, the
launch of financial products and financial ratio analysis
• Performance Standards: Workshops on building standards in the field of
microfinance
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Active participation in the development of the
national policy governing microfinance in Togo
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AMFIU - UGANDA
Formalized in 1999
• Number of Members: 78
Main Funding Partners:
• Number of Clients: 260,000
• Hivos
• The European Union
• The Netherlands Development
Organization (SNV)
• Membership Structure: MFIs of
different sizes and structures,
regulated and non regulated MFI,
international NGOs, government
agencies, projects and donors
Key Activities:
• Capacity Building: Capacity needs assessment, organization of thematic
debates and best practice workshops
• Performance Standards: Elaboration of draft working document specifying
selected indicators, their definition and reporting formats with inputs from
members MFIs, donors, MFF and other stakeholders
• Advocacy and Policy Change: Participation in the development of the
Microfinance Bill in Uganda, organization of lobbying events around the MDI
Bill
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