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  • Aid vs Trade: A Solution for Microfinance in Africa?

    Published on December 21, 2010

    I was recently having a debate with some friends about which is best for Africa’s development: trade or aid. This is an ongoing debate in different forums on the continent where arguments for both positions are presented. When it comes to microfinance in general, the debate is more akin to social vs commercial, or profit vs nonprofit. In discussing microfinance in Africa specifically, it can be interesting to phrase this debate in the aid vs trade framework.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Regulation & Policy
  • Epargne obligatoire et calcul du TEG

    Published on December 21, 2010

    Si c’est le microcrédit qui fait le plus parler de lui lorsqu’il est question de microfinance, l’offre de services d’épargne n’en est pas moins intéressante. Au même titre que le crédit, l’épargne répond à un besoin pour les populations non bancarisées, qui ne perçoivent pas toujours des revenus réguliers et qui doivent faire face aux aléas du quotidien.

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    Countries: Senegal
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Understanding Prices
  • MFTransparency en MicAméricas-BID

    Published on December 20, 2010

    Como mencionamos en una de nuestras últimas entradas al blog, MFTransparency en Foromic, MicroFinance Transparency tuvo la oportunidad de participar en el Foro de la Microempresa (Foromic) organizado por el BID y FOMIN en Uruguay a principios del mes de Octubre.

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    Countries: Uruguay
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Consumer Protection, MFT Event
  • Boletín de MicroFinance Transparency

    Published on December 15, 2010

    Mi trabajo en la industria de las microfinanzas, me sirve constantemente de inspiración. Tengo el honor de trabajar junto a personas dedicadas no sólo a ofrecer servicios financieros a personas en situación de pobreza, sino también a hacerlo mejor cada día.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Regulation & Policy, Responsible Finance
  • MicroFinance Transparency Newsletter

    Published on December 14, 2010

    Working in the microfinance industry, I am constantly inspired. I am honored to work alongside people devoted not only to offering financial services to poor people, but to doing it better every day.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Regulation & Policy, Responsible Finance
  • La Herramienta de MFTransparency “Calculando Precios Transparentes”

    Published on November 29, 2010

    La Herramienta de MFTransparency “Calculando Precios Transparentes”, diseñada sobre la base del programa Excel puede ser utilizada para analizar el coste de un producto crediticio individual. Esta herramienta sirve para comprender las maneras en las cuáles diferentes factores afectan el costo total de un préstamo.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Understanding Prices