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Malawi Data Launch Presentation

Published on February 16, 2011

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Languages available: English

This webinar and Powerpoint PDF presents data analysis on the pricing data collected as part of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi. A full recording of the Malawi Data Launch Webinar is presented below. It can also be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here. The data from the Transparent Pricing Initiative was launched in 2011.

The launch webinar includes the following details:

  • Pricing dynamics in the Malawian microfinance market: Using actual pricing data collected from microfinance
    institutions in Malawi and published on the MFTransparency website, MFTransparency pricing experts present their analysis of pricing of microloans in the context of the Malawian microfinance market characteristics.
  • Training on transparent communication of prices to clients: MFTransparency COO of Global Programs Alexandra Fiorillo presents best practices for transparent communication of pricing to clients, through loan documentation, loan officer interactions with borrowers and price-setting decisions for maximum transparency. This training builds off of trends observed through the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi as well as MFTransparency’s experiences in microfinance markets internationally.
  • Discussion of the results of the Initiative: This virtual event provided a unique opportunity for stakeholders of the Malawian microfinance market, as well as the international microfinance industry, to engage in discussing the results of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi. MFTransparency experts took questions and led the discussion on particular topics of interest.

 


Malawi Data Launch Webinar from MicroFinance Transparency on Vimeo.

 

About the enabling APR & EIR Program:

The Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi is part of a broader project funded by the MasterCard Foundation and known as the enabling APR & EIR Program (enablingAfrica to Price Responsibly & Educate on Interest Rates). This project began in August 2010 with Malawi and continued with Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. In each of these countries, MFTransparency collects and publishes data on the interest and fees charged on microfinance loan products in order to calculate their accurate, true prices (Effective Interest Rates). As part of the enabling APR & EIR Program, MFTransparency also conducts training seminars, offers technical assistance to financial institutions, facilitates discussion on policy for pricing disclosure and client protection and produces educational materials tailored to the specific needs of different stakeholder groups, including financial education programs for borrowers.

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