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Policy for Transparency  

  • Published on September 30, 2013

    The MicrofinanceTraPS Handbook provides policy recommendations on pricing transparency issues . Click here to download this important new industry reference.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency, Understanding Prices
    Experience Level: 2 Deeper Understanding, 3 Professional Level
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    File Type: Reports
  • Pricing Disclosure Policy Matrix

    Published on June 20, 2012

    This briefing lists of policies that MFTransparency believes can be implemented to help create an enabling environment for pricing transparency in microfinance, including their strengths and weaknesses. The briefing also contains a matrix specifying the countries that maintain Truth-in-Lending legislation.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 2 Deeper Understanding
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    File Type: Briefings
  • Cambodian Law on the Calculation of Interest Rate on Microfinance Loans

    Published on June 20, 2012

    Since 2001, the use of the flat interest rate calculation method on microfinance loan products has been prohibited in Cambodia through the National Bank of Cambodia‘s Prakas on the Calculation of Interest Rate on Microfinance Loans. MFTransparency highlights the Prakas as a simple but effective pricing disclosure policy solution.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 2 Deeper Understanding
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    File Type: Briefings
  • Published on May 25, 2012

    This Resources Guide is a compilation of information about the products and services offered by different organizations in the microfinance industry to policymakers and regulators of African microfinance markets. It was compiled as part of the African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
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    File Type: Reports
  • African Leadership Forum – Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities

    Published on May 24, 2012

    This resource provides an overview of some of the potential roles participants of the MFTransparency African Microfinance Transparent Pricing Leadership Forum discussed for different stakeholder groups in the microfinance industry, as well as the relationships between them, in terms of facilitating transparent pricing.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
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    File Type: Reports
  • African Leadership Forum – The Debate Over Official Pricing Disclosure Formulas

    Published on May 24, 2012

    Training sessions given by MFTransparency at the African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum launched an ongoing debate among participants about what an official pricing disclosure formula should include. This resource provides insights from this debate, highlighting the most essential issues to be addressed to establish widespread agreement on this critical element of pricing disclosure policy.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
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    File Type: Reports
  • African Leadership Forum – Financial Education: Heard at the Forum

    Published on May 24, 2012

    Client financial education was one of three core themes discussed at the African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum. This resource frames the discussion of client financial education, and extract insights on some of the most complex questions raised about this cornerstone of transparency.

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    Topic: Financial Literacy, Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
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    File Type: Reports
  • African Leadership Forum Discussion Insights: Challenges and Solutions

    Published on May 24, 2012

    This resource presents some of the main challenges, questions and solutions arising from MFTransparency’s African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum, centered around three core themes: pricing calculation, standards for reporting and client financial education.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
    Languages:
    File Type: Reports
  • African Leadership Forum Report

    Published on May 24, 2012

    The Forum Report summarizes and analyzes the main topics of the discussion at MFTransparency’s African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum, synthesising this unprecidented exchange of experiences into a series of critical observations for the microfinance industry about how to implement policy for transparent pricing.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
    Experience Level: 3 Professional Level
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    File Type: Reports
  • Case Study: Outlawing Flat Interest in Cambodia

    Published on November 17, 2011

    This case study shows how the Cambodian microfinance market as a whole took an important step towards transparency, due to a bold policy move by the National Bank of Cambodia in 2001. Policymakers and institutions alike, this is an important resource for those wondering what the experience of transitioning to declining balance rates might be like in your own market.

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    Topic: Policy for Transparency
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