Global Microcredit Summit in Valladolid, Spain

At this year’s Global Microcredit Summit, EDA and M-CRIL will extend their thought leadership in the social and financial analysis of microfinance, analyzing trends and suggesting new ways of emphasizing the need to pursue balanced objectives in supporting the lives of low income families through microfinance services. Read more.

IPOs - salvation or downfall for microfinance?   M-CRIL MD, Sanjay Sinha explores the case, for and against.  He will debate with SKS CEO Vikram Akula.

 Towards a Seal of Excellence for Microfinance   EDA MD, Frances Sinha, has worked with an interim steering committee representing leading stakeholders in microfinance to outline a vision for excellence in microfinance. This paper will be presented in plenary and be part of the Microcredit Summit publication

The Summit will bring together more than 2000 participants from over 100 countries.  Confirmed participants include H.M. Queen Sofía of Spain, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Sir Fazle Abed of BRAC. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 6 plenary sessions, more than 50 workshops, over 30 associated sessions, a variety of day-long courses, as well as field visits to leading institutions around the world in the days before the Summit. Registration rates increase July 1, 2011. For more information go to:

When: November 14-17, 2011 

Where: Valladolid, Spain

Mon, 11/14/2011 to Thu, 11/17/2011