How to IPO Successfully and Responsibly: Lessons From Indian Financial Inclusion Institutions

Initial public offerings (IPOs) are widely viewed as markers of commercial success. However, in the financial inclusion industry, IPOs are sometimes viewed with suspicion, if not alarm. This paper examines the 2016 IPOs of […]

Welcome new FIEC member- Vitas Group!

Please join us in welcoming Vitas Group as a new FIEC member! Vitas Group is a commercial holding company created by Global Communities as a long-term vehicle for fulfilling Global Communities’ mission in microfinance […]

Microfinance CEO Working Group (MCWG) December 2015 Heat Map Released!

The MCWG produces a monthly summary of media portrayal of micro-finance and financial inclusion. These reports, also referred to as ‘Heat Maps’ aim to capture global news and portrayal of the industry. December 2015 Heat […]

Register now for FIEC April (April 12-13th) meeting hosted by Triodos in the Netherlands!

We’re really looking forward to our next FIEC meeting this April, April 12-13th 2016, hosted by Triodos, in the Netherlands! We hope that you and others from your institution will be able to join […]

Venture Lab Lauches VentureKast Podcast and Blog!

Venture Lab has launched a new podcast- called VKast, which can be looked at by clicking the following link: https://soundcloud.com/accioninternational. On this podcast, Vikas Raj and executive producer Nancy Widjaja take listeners on a journey into […]

FINCA International to Offer Solar Microloans in Africa

The US-based Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International) recently announced that it will offer microloans for retailers of “off-grid solar systems” serving African households with low incomes and no access to electricity. The goal is to […]

How to IPO Successfully and Responsibly: Lessons From Indian Financial Inclusion Institutions

Initial public offerings (IPOs) are widely viewed as markers of commercial success. However, in the financial inclusion industry, IPOs are sometimes viewed with suspicion, if not alarm. This paper examines the 2016 IPOs of […]

AfriCap Governance Case Study Released

We’re pleased to announce the recent release of the FIEC sponsored AfriCap Governance paper, which was published by Calmeadow and written by Grassroots Capital Management.

The recent publication, An Assessment of AfriCap Governance, focuses on the […]

The Growth of Commercial Microfinance 2005–2008

The Growth of Commercial Microfinance 2005–2008
by Preetesh Kantak, 2011 and by Elisabeth Rhyne and Brian Busch, 2006

This study tracks and analyzes the growth of the commercial microfinance industry over  a period of several years […]