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Experienced consortium deepens Bulgarian financial system by creating procredit bank, a commercial bank for microenterprises (English)

This case study describes how a consortium of international development organizations, a commercial bank, and a micro-finance technical-service company worked closely to establish ProCredit Bank Bulgaria (PCBB), a highly successful, full-service commercial bank for micro and small enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 76428 MAR 01, 2005

Duval, Ann; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

Donors succeed by making themselves obsolete : Compartamos taps financial markets in Mexico (English)

The support of international and Mexican donors helped Financiera Compartamos grow from a small, non-governmental organization to the largest microfinance institution in Latin America, raising funds in the financial markets while maintaining an unswerving commitment to serving poor women. ... See More +

Brief 34284 JAN 01, 2005

Dugan, Maggie; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

How the Netherlands Government fostered successful public-private partnerships for financing MFIs (English)

This case study examines how a change in Dutch microfinance funding policy led to successful public-private partnerships that brought private financial expertise to microfinance funding and increased the amount, range, and flexibility of financial instruments offered to microfinance institutions (MFIs). ... See More +

Brief 34282 DEC 01, 2004

Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

From project to institution: AFD and Credit Rural de Guinee invest in rural finance for the long term (English)

This case study examines how Agence française de développement (AFD) made a long-term commitment to provide financial services to very poor, rural customers in the Republic of Guinée through a network of rural community banks. ... See More +

Brief 34283 DEC 01, 2004

Brusky, Bonnie; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

Decentralization empowers local technical staff : Sida's catalytic role in forming a stakeholder-led microfinance network in Nicaragua (English)

A small bilateral donor, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), made a big impact on the Nicaraguan microfinance industry by facilitating the creation of one of the first national microfinance networks in Latin America, Asociacion Nicaraguense de Instituciones de Microfinanzas (ASOMIF). ... See More +

Brief 76427 NOV 01, 2004

Damjanov, Ivana Disclosed

Can a government loan work for microfinance ? IFAD's funding of the Agricultural Cooperative Bank of Armenia (English)

This case study documents how the International Fund for Agricultural Development creatively used a government loan to support the Agricultural Cooperative Bank of Armenia (ACBA), enabling the institution to expand in rural provinces, strengthen its capital base, and become the largest bank in Armenia. ... See More +

Brief 34280 AUG 01, 2004

Gugan, Maggie Disclosed

Capacity leads, capital follows: donors and investors match instruments to ACLEDA's stage of development (English)

This case study highlights the role of donor staff (including staff of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) who enabled a business development project to grow into the largest retail bank network (ACLEDA) in Cambodia. ... See More +

Brief 34279 JUN 01, 2004

Clark, Heather Disclosed

Collaboration for post-conflict rebuilding and financial system development : European donors with KfW leadership in Southeastern Europe (English)

This case study describes how European donors' strategy for post-conflict rebuilding helped develop the financial system in Southeastern Europe, through funds managed by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). ... See More +

Brief 34278 JUN 01, 2004

Duval, Ann; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

Linking MFIs to commercial financing in Latin America : Inter-American Development Bank support of ProFund (English)

This case study examines how the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) helped Latin American microfinance institutions (MFIs) tap formal financial markets in the 1990s through ProFund, a pioneering equity fund. ... See More +

Brief 34277 MAY 01, 2004

Brusky, Bonnie Disclosed

Nurturing microfinance in a challenging environment : the Ford foundation in China (English)

This case study describes how the ford foundation supported the emergence of microfinance in China by funding research, conferences, training, and an experimental grameen project, run by an academic team that developed into a large microfinance program. ... See More +

Brief 76425 MAR 01, 2004

Duval, Ann; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

Donor innovation in financial system development : DFID’s design of FinMark trust in South Africa (English)

This case study describes how the United Kingdom (U.K.) Department for International Development (DFID) designed an innovative approach to broaden the outreach of the formal financial system in South Africa. ... See More +

Brief 76424 AUG 01, 2003

Barlow, Sarah Disclosed

Donors as silent partners in MFI product development : MicroSave-Africa and the Equity Building Society in Kenya (English)

This case study describes how donors successfully supported microfinance institutions (MFI )product development. Initiated by Swisscontact (a nongovernmental organization), led by Micro-Save Africa (a donor-funded project providing product development services), and supported by DFID, EU, UNDP, and AfriCap, Equity Building Society's product development capacity has grown rapidly. ... See More +

Brief 34275 JUL 01, 2003

Craig, Kim; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

Donor collaboration and transparency : standardized donor reporting in Uganda (English)

This case study describes how 15 very different donor agencies worked in concert with local microfinance institutions (MFIs) to develop a joint reporting format in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 34274 JUL 01, 2003

Duval, Ann Disclosed

Building a reliable MFI funding base : donor flexibility shows results (English)

This case study explains how donor flexibility enabled a Microfinance Institution (MFI) secure the mix of capital required for long-term growth. ... See More +

Brief 34272 APR 01, 2003

DiLeo, Paul Disclosed

Knowing when to stop : the case of UNDP Bangladesh (English)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bangladesh began implementing empowerment projects with microfinance components in 1996. Savings and credit were designed to be secondary components to these projects, but quickly became the centerpiece of many. ... See More +

Brief 34271 APR 01, 2003

Brusky, Bonnie Disclosed

Avoiding apex pitfalls : local initiatives departments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)

This case study details a successful microfinance apex fund, designed and managed by the Bank with bilateral donor support from Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Japan. ... See More +

Brief 34273 APR 01, 2003

Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

From skepticism to success : the World Bank and Banco do Nordeste (English)

Despite an initial reluctance to undertake a microfinance program within a large state bank, the Bank chose to take a chance on an apparently risky endeavor. ... See More +

Brief 34270 APR 01, 2003

Brusky, Bonnie Disclosed

Building a microfinance industry : PRET/FINNET in Haiti (English)

The note illustrates a case study of USAID support to the microfinance sector in Haiti, 1995 - to the present: the story of a donor that recognized opportunity, was flexible, took risks, and invested the time and resources needed to build a microfinance industry. ... See More +

Brief 34269 APR 01, 2003

Duval, Anne Disclosed

Vision and consistency : USAID support of Al Amana and the law on microfinance in Morocco (English)

This case study describes how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) pursued a vision for large-scale microfinance in Morocco by creating a best-practice microfinance institution and facilitating an enabling legal framework. ... See More +

Brief 76426 APR 01, 2003

Cohen, Monique; Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

Success in rural savings : how one donor led the way (English)

The note presents a case study of German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), in collaboration with the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) of Thailand. ... See More +

Brief 34268 APR 01, 2003

Goodwin-Groen, Ruth Disclosed

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Experienced consortium deepens Bulgarian financial system by creating procredit bank, a commercial bank for microenterprises (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 76428 Brief
Donors succeed by making themselves obsolete : Compartamos taps financial markets in Mexico (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34284 Brief
How the Netherlands Government fostered successful public-private partnerships for financing MFIs (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 34282 Brief
From project to institution: AFD and Credit Rural de Guinee invest in rural finance for the long term (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 34283 Brief
Decentralization empowers local technical staff : Sida's catalytic role in forming a stakeholder-led microfinance network in Nicaragua (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 76427 Brief
Can a government loan work for microfinance ? IFAD's funding of the Agricultural Cooperative Bank of Armenia (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 34280 Brief
Capacity leads, capital follows: donors and investors match instruments to ACLEDA's stage of development (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 34279 Brief
Collaboration for post-conflict rebuilding and financial system development : European donors with KfW leadership in Southeastern Europe (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 34278 Brief
Linking MFIs to commercial financing in Latin America : Inter-American Development Bank support of ProFund (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 34277 Brief
Nurturing microfinance in a challenging environment : the Ford foundation in China (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 76425 Brief
Donor innovation in financial system development : DFID’s design of FinMark trust in South Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2003 76424 Brief
Donors as silent partners in MFI product development : MicroSave-Africa and the Equity Building Society in Kenya (English)
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JUL 01, 2003 34275 Brief
Donor collaboration and transparency : standardized donor reporting in Uganda (English)
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JUL 01, 2003 34274 Brief
Building a reliable MFI funding base : donor flexibility shows results (English)
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APR 01, 2003 34272 Brief
Knowing when to stop : the case of UNDP Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2003 34271 Brief
Avoiding apex pitfalls : local initiatives departments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)
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APR 01, 2003 34273 Brief
From skepticism to success : the World Bank and Banco do Nordeste (English)
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APR 01, 2003 34270 Brief
Building a microfinance industry : PRET/FINNET in Haiti (English)
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APR 01, 2003 34269 Brief
Vision and consistency : USAID support of Al Amana and the law on microfinance in Morocco (English)
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APR 01, 2003 76426 Brief
Success in rural savings : how one donor led the way (English)
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APR 01, 2003 34268 Brief