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Uganda Data Launch Webinar: Register Now

Published on July 17, 2011

On July 27, 2011 MFTransparency will host a webinar to launch the transparent microloan pricing data collected in the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Uganda. In this webinar MFTransparency will present transparent prices for microloans offered in Uganda, information never before available, and discuss other outcomes of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Uganda.

We invite you to participate in this webinar to discuss the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Uganda, the second country in the enabling APR & EIR Program. MFTransparency pricing experts will address the following topics in the webinar:

  • Pricing dynamics in the Ugandan microfinance market: Using actual pricing data collected from microfinance institutions in Uganda and published on the MFTransparency website, MFTransparency pricing experts will present their analysis of pricing of microloans in the context of the Ugandan microfinance market characteristics.
  • Training on transparent communication of prices to clients: MFTransparency Vice President Alexandra Fiorillo will present 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 will build off of trends observed through the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Uganda as well as MFTransparency’s experiences in microfinance markets internationally.
  • Discussion of the results of the Initiative: This virtual event will provide a unique opportunity for stakeholders of the Ugandan microfinance market, as well as the international microfinance industry, to engage in discussing the results of the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Uganda. MFTransparency experts will take questions and lead the discussion on particular topics of interest.
Title: MFTransparency Uganda Data Launch
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Time: 10:00am–11:30am EDT/5:00pm – 6:30pm Uganda time
In order to access this event, you must be registered at least one day in advance.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786384328

We will be using GoToMeeting to host this webinar so that you will be able to follow our graphs of the data and send us your questions about it.  You will need to register with GoToMeeting in advance.  Please click on the following link to register as soon as possible, since spaces are limited.

This virtual event will include both a presentation that you can view through your computer as well as an audio component that you can access through your computer’s speakers or by phone. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing more information about joining the Webinar. In order to access the webinar, you must register first by clicking here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786384328

Please send any questions to Jordan Filko at [email protected]. We look forward to discussing the Uganda data launch with you on July 27!

About the enabling APR & EIR Program

The Transparent Pricing Initiative in Uganda is part of a broader project funded by the MasterCard Foundation and known as the enabling APR & EIR Program (enabling Africa to Price Responsibly & Educate on Interest Rates). This project began in August 2010 with Malawi and continued with Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia. The final project launch in Mozambique is forthcoming. 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 for financial institutions, funders, regulators and industry support organizations, 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 literacy programs for borrowers.

About MFTransparency

MicroFinance Transparency is an international non-governmental organization founded in 2008 with the purpose of facilitating transparent markets through pricing disclosure, education and policy advisory. MFTransparency represents an industry movement toward transparent practices and responsibility. Based in the United States, the group has organized transparent pricing efforts in nearly 30 countries on four continents, including 15 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information please visit www.mftransparency.org.  Grameen Bank’s Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Elizabeth Littlefield, former CEO of CGAP, as well as more than 800 industry professionals and organizations have committed to transparent pricing by endorsing MFTransparency and its initiative. For information on MFTransparency staff, please see Who We Are.

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