Web Resources

FAO Rural finance learning centre

The Rural Finance Learning Centre (RFLC) is an internet portal dedicated to providing access to materials for capacity building in the field of rural finance. It has been created for practitioners, policy-makers, universities, trainers and donors to use. Link | Read more...

The Microfinance Gateway

Comprehensive source of information for and about the microfinance industry. It includes research and publications, discussion groups, specialized resource centers, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest news, events, and job opportunities in microfinance. Link | Read more...

College of Agricultural Finance

Indian post-secondary institute servicing development agricultural finance. In 2007 organised the National Workshop on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Rural Financial Services. | Read more...

FAO Rural Finance homepage

Part of the FAO Agricultural Support Systems Division. Good resource for rural finance information.   Link | Read more...

Using ICTs to Expand Outreach, Improve Operations, and Lower Costs: Lessons from Two Financial Services Providers

Power Point presentation from 2003 workshop that examines the experience of the ICICI bank in India. | Read more...

GTZ Financial Systems resources page

German development NGO financial systems resource pages. Link | Read more...

World Bank/International Finance Corporation SME Toolkit

The SME Toolkit offers software, business forms, training, and other information for small businesses in emerging markets. Link | Read more...

PlaNet Finance

French development finance portal. Targetted at microfinance institutions, NGOs cooperatives and banks. | Read more...

Banking With The Poor Network

Network of some 30 national policy institutions, commercial banks and NGO's from nine countries in Asia linking microfinance with local financial systems. It pursues this objective through capacity building, information sharing, policy dialogue, advocacy and research. Link | Read more...

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

UN agency and international financial institution that finances agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries. | Read more...

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Invests in least developed countries (LDCs) in order to help them reduce poverty and achieve the objectives of the Brussels Programme of Action for the LDCs and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Link | Read more...

Grameen Technology Center

The Center leverages the power of microfinance and technology to create innovative and sustainable solutions that will enable MFIs to empower their clients to escape poverty more rapidly. | Read more...

MicroInsurance Centre

Works with insurers and MFIs developing partnerships that result in low-income people around the world gaining access to microinsurance products. Case studies of microinsurance providers such as Card MBA in the Philippines, and AIG Uganda. Link | Read more...

Adbanking Microfinance management software

Designed for microfinance actors who have cope with the processing of an increasing load of information is due to the costumer growth and hence a need to computerize and also to call on sound professional skills in the sector. | Read more...

Forum Finance et Développement

French-language gateway on finance for development. | Read more...

MIX Market

Global information exchange for the microfinance industry. The MIX Market aims to facilitate exchange and investments flows, promote transparency and improve reporting standards in the microfinance industry. Link | Read more...

Global Development Research Centre Microcredit and Microfinance Virtual Library

Repository of information on alternative, non-conventional financial systems and microfinance/microcredit issues. Link | Read more...

InfoDev m-banking working group wiki

Password-protected on-line collaborative workspace. (Please note that this is a closed on-line workspace that requires a password.) Link | Read more...

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