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Presentations from the 2nd Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum

Published on June 27, 2013

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MFTransparency, in partnership with Planet Rating and under the sponsorship of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), hosted the second African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from June 18th – 19th 2013. The forum was attended by more than 30 participants, including regulators from 5 African countries as well as industry experts and technical assistance providers from around the world.

Building on the previous event, which took place in October 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, the second African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum provided a platform for disclosing fresh pricing data from the represented African markets, sharing new developments in transparent pricing regulation, and exchanging experiences in facilitating client protection and pricing disclosure in the microfinance industry.

MFTransparency’s CEO, Chuck Waterfield, delivered trainings on pricing transparency calculations and pricing disclosure policy development. Industry experts also shared their experiences through working sessions under the theme of policies for improve pricing and stakeholder decision-making; including, the different means of constraining lenders – specifically through truth-in-lending approaches and interest rate caps – and the different means of communication to the client and to the market. By the end of the second day of the forum, the participants were able to complete country-focused matrices outlining their current situation and their desired future situation with regards to pricing transparency legislation.

The African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum is part of a larger MFTransparency initiative, also funded by AFD, called the African Regulator Project. Through this project, MFTransparency seeks a lasting impact on the policy and practice of pricing disclosure and client protection in microfinance in Africa. Our goal is to work with policymakers and regulators so that the interests of different stakeholder groups, including clients, financial institutions and funders, are met in a resilient and transparent microfinance industry.

The presentations from the event have been made available here, in the hope that they may help educate others about the importance of pricing transparency

Session 1 – Overview of Pricing Analysis

What Prices Do We See?

Chuck Waterfield, CEO, MFTransparency, 18 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Session 2 – Training on Pricing Calculation

Understanding Pricing

Chuck Waterfield, CEO, MFTransparency, 18 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Regulation Presentation ImageSession 3a – Constraining the Lender

Truth in Lending Legislation

Azish Filabi, Ethics Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 19 June,2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Session 3b – Constraining the Lender

Price Cap Approaches

Chuck Waterfield, CEO, MFTransparency, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Planet Rating Presentation ImageSession 3c – Constraining the Lender

Interest Rate Cap Approaches

Nadine Chehade, Planet Rating Microfinance Expert, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

FSD Kenya Presentation ImageSession 4a – Communication to the Client

Communication to the Client

Moses Ochieng, Financial Sector Specialist, FSD Africa, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Planet Rating Presentation ImageSession 4b – Communication to the Client

Consumer Protection Principles

Nadine Chehade, Planet Rating Microfinance Expert, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Session 4c – Communication to the Client

Client Communications

Ranya Abdel-Baki, Progam Manager, MFTransparency, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Mix Presentation ImageSession 5a – Communication to the Market

MIX Information for Decisions

Audrey Linthorst, Lead Analyst, Mix, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

Planet Rating Presentation ImageSession 5b – Communication to the Market

Communication to the Market

Nadine Chehade, Planet Rating Microfinance Expert, 19 June, 2013

2nd MFTransparency Leadership Forum, Kenya

2 Comments

  1. […] June 18 and 19, I attended the “African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum“ in Nairobi, Kenya on behalf of the Smart Campaign. The conference convened key African […]

  2. Henry KIGGUNDU says:

    Thanks for the materials/presentations. They are really informative and educative as concerns transparency, pricing and communication in the MF I industry.
    Henry.K

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