Resources

Learn more about development microfinance locally and globally:

Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA), at the University of Pretoria, offering SA-specific research as well as practical training on microfinance and inclusive banking matters

The Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri), a non-profit think tank based in Cape Town and operating in collaboration with universities in the region

Finmark Trust, an independent trust whose purpose is “Making financial markets work for the poor, by promoting financial inclusion and regional financial integration

Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEFA), owned by South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), with a vision to be the leading catalyst for the development of sustainable Survivalist, Micro, Small and Medium enterprises

Microcredit Summit Campaign, a global organisation bringing together microcredit practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs and others to promote best practices and share knowledge

What is Microcredit?, a statement by Grameen Bank, a founder of microcredit to assist the poor

The Grameen Foundation, a US-based foundation inspired by the Grameen credit movement

Progress of Poverty Index, an initiative and emerging global standard of the Grameen Foundation, designed to assist MFIs and their funders

CGAP – The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a World Bank-managed office focused on microfinance

Microfinance Gateway, a comprehensive resource for practitioners, funded by CGAP

The Mix, an organisation providing data, analysis, research and business information about microfinance institutions worldwide

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