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  • New Consumer Education Resources from MFTransparency

    Published on March 16, 2012

    As part of MFTransparency’s enabling APR & EIR Program, financial education experts have developed a universal pricing education package, aimed at consumers of microloans. These resources have been developed to be tailorable, aknowledging the diversity of Africa’s communities.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: enab APR&EIR, Financial Education
  • MFTransparency presents at MFCNY event, New York, USA

    Published on March 8, 2012

    Chuck WaterField presented on the topic of ‘’Balancing Impact with profits through responsible pricing’’ at the event organized by Microfinance Club of New York to highlight David Roodman’s new Book Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance. View the presentation here.

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    Category: Presentation
    Tags: Industry Event, Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices
  • New Country Surveys from MFTransparency

    Published on February 22, 2012

    For each of the countries in which MFTransparency works a thorough review is conducted, known as a Country Survey, outlining national socio-economic, political and historic factors. Summarizing the country specific context, Country Surveys form a valuable backdrop against which to examine a market’s pricing data.

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    Countries: Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: enab APR&EIR, Pricing Initiative, Regulation & Policy
  • Mozambique Data Launch

    Published on February 6, 2012

    On February 6, 2012 MFTransparency will unveil the microloan pricing data collected as part of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Mozambique

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    Countries: Mozambique
    Category: Announcements
    Tags: Data Collection, MFT Event
  • Ethiopia’s practice of responsible pricing

    Published on January 19, 2012

    MFTransparency’s work in Ethiopia has provided a unique insight into a market where several MFIs have achieved financial and operational sustainability whilst at the same time maintaining a strong social mission and very low product pricing.

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    Countries: Ethiopia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Pricing Initiative, Responsible Finance
  • Rwanda: Ignorance Weighs Down Access to Loans

    Published on January 18, 2012

    All Africa: Limited knowledge about the products, costs as well as charges by financial institutions is halting access to finance for small and micro businesses, according to experts. Jessica Massie, a consultant with Microfinance Transparency notes that most borrowers lack basic knowledge about financial products offered by lenders, particularly bank charges, interest rates and the cost of a product.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Financial Education