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The SP Fund engages 39 networks in the awareness-raising campaign, and 10 more advanced networks in the standards implementation project

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Click on the links below to learn about the goals and plans of the 10 networks involved in the standards implementation project:

AMFA, Azerbaijan
AMFIU, Uganda
APSFD-CI, Ivory Coast
CMF, Nepal
Copeme, Peru
MCPI, the Philippines
MFN, global network
PMN, Pakistan
RFR, Ecuador
TAMFI, Tanzania


Azerbaijan Micro-Finance Association (AMFA), Azerbaijan

AMFA is a national network consisting of 30 member institution including MFIs, credit unions, and downscaling banks. AMFA’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of micro-finance institutions and to promote effective collective action in advancing the interests of the micro-finance community. Under the SP Fund Program, AMFA will be working with 13 members providing training and technical assistance to support them in reaching partial (4-8 MFIs) and/or full compliance (at least 4 MFIs) with standards reflected in section 3 and 5. The network will also document and disseminate 4 in-depth case studies on managerial solutions to achieve the standards. For more information about the project please contact Sevda Huseynova or visit their website.


Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), Uganda

AMFIU, Uganda is a national network of 133 members. Its mission is to enhance the sustainable delivery of inclusive financial services by all MFIs in Uganda. AMFIU achieves this mission by spearheading sector-level advocacy efforts to create a favorable operating environment, building the capacity building its members, developing and enforcing industry standards, promoting financial literacy and financial and social performance monitoring. Under the SP Fund program, AMFIU will work with 20 members to provide trainings and individual technical support focused on sections 1 and 3 of the standards. Their goal is to support at least 3 members achieve full compliance with these two sections, and 10 to reach partial compliance. AMFIU also plans to develop 5 case studies on the most innovative managerial solutions developed by members to achieve the essential practices of key standards. For more information about the project please contact Jacqueline Mbabazi, or find out more about the network by visiting their website.


Association Professionnelle des Systèmes Financiers Décentralisés de Côte d'Ivoire (APSFD-CI), Ivory Coast

APSFD-CI is a national network of 60 members. APSFD-CI's goals are to: promote and facilitate best practive exchange between members and provide technical assistance in order to ensure MFI growth and expansion. It also seeks to develop, promote and ensure compliance with operational and financial performance standards that enhance the effectiveness and credibility of the microfinance sector, and finally to to promote and facilitate relationships among members, authorities, banks, donors and all stakeholders in the public or private sector. Under the SP Fund Program, APSF-CI will work with 20 members to provide training and technical assistance in order to support them to reach partial (10 MFIs) and/or full compliance (4 MFIs) with standards reflected in section 2 and 3. The network will also document and disseminate 6 case studies on implemented managerial solutions supporting the standards implementation. For more information about the project please contact Arsene Koffi. More information about the network can be found on their website. You can also click here to read a case study on APSFD-CI's experience in the SP Start-up Fund.


Centre for Microfinance (CMF), Nepal

CMF is a not-for-profit company with 25 individual (professionals with long experience in the Nepali microfinance sector) shareholding members and 37 institutional members (10 microfinance development banks and 1 microfinance sssociation as shareholders, as well as 1 financial intermediary NGO and 25 cooperatives as associate members. With a vision for 'Sustainable access to microfinance services for the poor', CMF's mission is to promote and strengthen microfinance services through networking, training, research, capacity building, knowledge management, policy advocacy and advisory services with mutual trust and cooperation among members, service receivers, practitioners and stakeholders. Since 2011, CMF has been involved in social performance in Nepal through awareness-raising and social and financial performance reporting to the MIX through its work with the SP Start-up Fund (read a case study detailing their experience here). Currently, CMF is implementing the USSPM in Nepal through close work with 15 members, providing training and technical assistance to support them in reaching partial (at least 10 MFIs) and/or full compliance (3-5 MFIs) with standards reflected in section 2 and 3. The network will also document and disseminate 5 case studies on implemented managerial solutions supporting the standards implementation and develop at the end of project a Plan for further work. For more information about the project, please contact Mr. Jagadish Babu Tiwari, or find out more about the network by visiting their website.


El Consorcio de Organizaciones Privadas de Promoción al Desarrollo de la Pequeña y Microempresa (COPEME), Peru

COPEME is a national network of 40 NGOs and private MFIs with a mission to to contribute to national development by promoting economic and social sustainability of MSE and local economies. Under the SP Fund Program, COPEME will be working with 12 member MFIs providing training and technical assistance to support them in reaching partial (at least 5 MFIs) and/or full compliance (at least 5 MFIs) with standards reflected in section 1 and 2. COPEME will also document and disseminate 6 in-depth case studies on implemented managerial solutions supporting the standards implementation. For more information please contact Jose Llamas, or Ever Equsquiza, or visit their website here.


Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI), Philippines

MCPI is a national network of microfinance institutions working towards sustainable, innovative and client-responsive solutions to poverty in the country. MCPI is currently comprised of 52 institutions, including 42 regular member microfinance institution and 10 support institutions. Under the SP Fund Program, MCPI will be working with 15 members providing training and technical assistance to support them in reaching partial (at least 10 MFIs) and/or full compliance (3 MFIs) with standards reflected in section 3 and 4. The network will also document and disseminate 5 case studies on implemented managerial solutions supporting the standards implementation and develop at the end of project a Plan for further work. For more information about the project please contact Therese Marie Rico. More information about the network can be found on their website. You can also stay connected to MCPI on Twitter and Facebook.


The Microfinance Network (MFN)

MFN is an international network of leading MFIs in the world. It currently unities 31 members from 26 countries. MFN’s mission is to build a global community of leading microfinance players where its members share ideas, experiences, and innovative solutions to the challenges they face in search of continuous success. Under the SP Fund program, MFN will be working with 15 members through thematic working groups and providing individudal technical support to member MFIs on sections 2 and 6 of the standards with a goal to help at least 3 of them achieve full complience with selectes sections and 10 partial complience. MFN also plans to develop 5 case studies in 3 language versions (Ensligh, Spanish and French) on most interesting managerial solutions applied by its members that support essential practices of selected stanards.  For more information about the project please contact Masami Hayashi.


Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), Pakistan

PMN is an industry association of 30 retail microfinance providers, with a range of legal structures. PMN’s mission is to support the microfinance industry to “enhance scale, quality, diversity and sustainability in order to achieve inclusive financial services”. This mission is pursued through the primary functions of the PMN, to serve as an information hub for the industry, to promote an enabling environment and to support capacity building of stakeholders. In addition to this, the PMN has been working on various responsible finance initiatives since 2009, which include work on information bureaus, client protection, social performance and financial education. Under the SP Fund Program, PMN will work with 11 members, providing technical assistance and institutional road maps to support them in reaching partial (6-8 Institutions) and/or full compliance (2-3 Institutions) with the Universal Standards as reflected in sections 2, 3 and 4. The network will also document and disseminate at least 3 case studies on implemented managerial solutions supporting the standards implementation. For more information about the project please contact Khadija Ali. More information about the network can be found on their website.


Red Financiera Rural (RFR), Ecuador

RFR is a national network of institutions aimed at developing microfinance, representing the common interests of microfinance institutions, being involved in the politics related to microfinance, supporting the strengthening of its members, and promoting transparency in financial and social information in order to help improve the quality of life of the vulnerable population of Ecuador. Under the SP Fund Program, RFR will be workig with 13 member MFIs carrying out workshops and individual technical assistance to support them to reach partial (3 MFIs) and/or full complience (10 MFIs) in standards reflected in sections 4 and 6. The MFIs will be also reporting on their performance thorugh bi-annual reports that will be published and disseminated by the network. RFR will also document 10 tools supporting implementation of standards and produce 5 in-depth case studies on the tools implementation. For more information on the project, please contact Jessica Herrera Ramos or visit their website.


Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI)

TAMFI is a national network of 61 member institutions. Its mission is to act as Network and voice for Tanzania Microfinance Institutions providing useful linkages and networking services to members and promote responsible financial services. Under the SP Fund Program, TAMFI will be working with 13 members providing training and technical assistance to support them in reaching partial (at least 12 MFIs) and/or full compliance (at least 2 MFIs) with standards reflected in section 1 and 3. The network will also document and disseminate at least 6 in-depth case studies on implemented managerial solutions supporting the standards implementation and develop at the end of project a Plan for further work. For more information about the project please contact Benjamin Nkomolla, or visit their website.

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