Rwanda Data Launch Presentation
This Powerpoint PDF presents data analysis on the pricing data collected as part of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Rwanda. It was presented as a webinar in September 2011. The transparent pricing dataset for Rwanda can be accessed by clicking here.
The powerpoint presentation covered the following aspects:
- Pricing dynamics in the Rwandan microfinance market: Using actual pricing data collected from microfinance
institutions in Rwanda and published on the MFTransparency website, MFTransparency pricing experts presented their analysis of pricing of microloans in the context of the Rwandan microfinance market characteristics.
- Training on transparent communication of prices to clients: MFTransparency COO of Global Programs Alexandra Fiorillo presented 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 built off of trends observed through the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Rwanda 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 Rwanda microfinance market, as well as the international microfinance industry, to engage in discussing the results of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Rwanda.
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.