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  • MFTransparency to organize ‘India Data Launch Conference’

    Published on February 15, 2011

    Microfinance Focus: MFTransparency will launch the ‘India Data Launch Conference’ in Mumbai on February 25, 2011. The conference will be the formal launch event for the newly published India market data, currently available on the MFTransparency website.

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    Countries: India
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Data Collection, MFT Event
  • Microfinance Pricing Report by MFTransparency

    Published on February 6, 2011

    Darashaw: Amid the hue and cry following the Andhra crisis that has been defined by many analysts and commentators as a “mid-life crisis”, MFTransparency, in collaboration with Citi Foundation, MFIN, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Standard Chartered has come out with the India Pricing Data Report.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Pricing Initiative, Understanding Prices
  • Microlenders, Honored With Nobel, Are Struggling

    Published on January 6, 2011

    New York Times: “We at microfinance have a job to do to make it easier for politicians to support us,” said Alex Counts, the chief executive of the Grameen Foundation. “Rather than make claims that get out in front of the research, we need to impose on ourselves the discipline of transparency about poverty reduction.”

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    Countries: India
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices
  • Transparent Pricing Initiative in Rwanda

    Published on January 3, 2011

    The East African: The following articles have been published about the launch of MFTransparency’s Transparent Pricing Initiative in Rwanda.

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    Countries: Rwanda
    Category: External Media
    Tags: enab APR&EIR, Pricing Initiative
  • Representation to the Malegam Committee on microfinance

    Published on December 27, 2010

    Microfinance Focus: Regulation should consider setting limits on extent of private ownership, limits of profits (in terms of ROE and ROA), restriction on accessing capital markets for equity in the initial years (say 7 years) and limits on executive remuneration. The transparency in disclosure could be implemented through organizations such as MicroFinance Transparency which is working on pricing transparency in the country.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Responsible Finance
  • MicroFinance Transparency Presents Inaugural Newsletter

    Published on December 22, 2010

    Microfinance Gateway: Over the past year, the microfinance industry has made real progress toward transparent pricing, translating our stated commitment to responsible practice into action. MicroFinance Transparency is excited to share accomplishments through the first MicroFinance Transparency Newsletter.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: MFT Event
  • Best Case: Transparency in Microfinance

    Published on December 17, 2010

    Digital Development Debates: Microfinance, originally a donor-funded innovation of the non-profit world, now more often makes headlines for its movement towards commercialization. As the debate about profit and social responsibility heats up, the importance of pricing transparency is growing increasingly apparent.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Understanding Prices