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Workshop Session 1: What Is the Problem: Getting an Empowering Regulatory Framework That Truly Works

A session at Global Microcredit Summit 2011

  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian
  • Wolday Amha
  • Matthew Titus
  • José Moises Martín Carretero
  • Sergio Navajas

Monday 14th November, 2011

4:30pm to 6:00pm (WET)

What Is the Problem: Getting an Empowering Regulatory Framework that Allows Taking and On-lending Deposits and Truly Works for MFIs, Their Clients and the End of Poverty

Most microfinance institutions in developing countries evolved as micro-credit
organizations, with savings being complimentary to credit and often mandatory and used as collateral. To date most MFIs cannot legally take deposits - yet savings are an important source of funding and driver to sustainable growth and scale of these institutions.

In response to this challenge, a number of countries have attempted to implemented new policy and regulatory frameworks for deposit taking MFIs.
Although the new microfinance legislations have somewhat underpinned public confidence in a sector, the new business model is facing a number of challenges. What is the problem? How do get an empowering regulatory framework that allows taking and on-lending deposits and truly works for MFIs, their clients and the end of poverty?

The paper will seek to address these and related issues, drawing from the experiences of Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, and India - among others.

About the speakers

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Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President & CEO, Women's World Banking, USA -

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Wolday Amha

Director, AEMFI, Ethiopia

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Matthew Titus

Executive Director, Sa-Dhan, India

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José Moises Martín Carretero

Department Head for Multilateral Cooperation, Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID), Spain

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Sergio Navajas

Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, USA

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Time 4:30pm6:00pm WET

Date Mon 14th November 2011

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