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  • Advocating Transparent Pricing: MFTransparency’s 7-year History

    Published on August 5, 2015

    With the closing of MFTransparency, we have written a report to answer the many questions you have.  It is a chronology of MFT, describing success that exceeded expectations as well as perennial struggles. This is our only document in our seven years that provides this comprehensive perspective. Our goal is first to provide advice to other […]

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  • Balanced Pricing in Microfinance

    Published on August 2, 2015

    Once we calculate the prices of an MFI, the next step is to determine if those prices are appropriate, or fair, or responsible. MFTransparency has developed an approach called “Balanced Pricing Methodology” to evaluate prices. The approach can be done independently of comparing the prices of an MFI to prices others are charging in the […]

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  • MFT Pricing Analysis Tool

    Published on August 1, 2015

    We invite you to continue calculating prices, using this free software.   An Excel Workbook, with Training Videos   MFTransparency used an Excel-based Data Collection Tool to collect all the pricing data of the past seven years.  MFT has now simplified this tool so that anyone can use it to enter pricing information about the […]

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  • Published on March 30, 2014

    This presentation by MFT at the Africa Microfinance Transparency conference in Arusha, in December 2013, shows the opaqueness of the pricing market, how that opaqueness permits profit manipulation, and how the industry needs to advance on defining responsible pricing.

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    Topic: Understanding Prices
    Experience Level: 2 Deeper Understanding
    Languages:
    File Type: Presentations and Webinars
  • Catalogues des Ressources Francophones de MFTransparency

    Published on January 16, 2014

    La liste ci-dessous détaille les ressources francophones disponibles sur le site de MFTransparency. Vous pouvez cliquer sur le code de la resource souhaitée afin d’obtenir un aperçu du contenu et télécharger le fichier complet en format PDF.

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    Topic: Need for Transparency, Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices
    Experience Level: 1 Quick Overview, 2 Deeper Understanding, 3 Professional Level
    Languages:
    File Type: Briefings, Reports
  • Published on October 30, 2013

    MFT’s presentation to an Oikocredit conference in Washington DC in September 2013 shows some of the latest analysis done on pricing, and urges that we need to advance to defining responsible pricing.

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    Topic: Need for Transparency, Understanding Prices
    Experience Level: 2 Deeper Understanding
    Languages:
    File Type: Presentations and Webinars
  • Published on October 23, 2013

    The Rwanda CPR presents in-depth analysis of the prices paid by microfinance borrowers, covering loan products accessed by 68,714 of Rwanda’s borrowers.

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    Topic: Country Reports
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
    Languages:
    File Type: Reports
  • Published on October 23, 2013

    The Tanzania CPR presents in-depth analysis of the prices paid by microfinance borrowers, covering loan products accessed by 431,827 of Tanzania’s borrowers.

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    Topic: Country Reports
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
    Languages:
    File Type: Reports