MFTransparency Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi Launch, August 31, 2010 in Lilongwe, Malawi
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- Event Name: Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi
- Event Date: August 31, 2010
- Event Location: Blantyre, Malawi
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- Cost: Free
Summary of Event: Training will be provided on pricing transparency as it relates to microfinance institutions, regulators, funders and other support organizations. MFTransparency will collect and publish pricing data for microfinance products offered in Malawi.
Background on Organizer:
Microfinance (MF) Transparency is a nongovernmental organization that aims to provide “information on credit products and their prices in a clear and consistent fashion” for the microfinance industry. MFTransparency collects data on the interest and fees charged on microfinance loan products in order to calculate the effective interest rates on those loans. Its intention is to establish the industry standard for pricing disclosure and to facilitate a fair exchange between suppliers and consumers of microfinance products. MFTransparency was launched in July of 2008 and is based in the US. According to its website, as of December 6, 2009, it has been endorsed by 264 “industry leaders” that serve 80 million clients globally.
Event Themes and Discussion Topics:
- How to practice transparent pricing strategies in microfinance
- How to develop financial literacy materials for microfinance clients
Who Is Invited to Attend: All interested parties.
Chuck Waterfield, CEO and President of MFTransparency
Alexandra Fiorillo, Vice President of MFTransparency
Online Registration Address: Not yet available.
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