ADA seeks to bring together inclusive finance stakeholders and to build bridges between academic research and field practitioners, while raising awareness within the inclusive finance sector.
Our Research and Development Programme has opted for a three-stage approach:
Rural and agricultural finance was central to our Research and Development activities in 2015. In partnership with research centre Nitlapan, a research centre attached to the Central American University, and the Institute of Development Policy and Management, a research unit attached to the University of Antwerp, ADA coordinated a study on the issues linked to livestock farming and sustainable agricultural financing in Nicaragua. The research findings and recommendations to the microfinance sector were published in a Policy Brief (in Spanish).
As part of the 2015 African Microfinance Week, a number of events, addressing rural and agricultural finance, such as the Research Meets Africa workshop, were held in Senegal, bringing together microfinance professionals and academic researchers.
In 2014, the University of Luxembourg and its Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance has partnered with ADA to advance the emerging field of law and regulation of inclusive finance with a focus on knowledge transfer from European jurisdictions to developing countries and the further development of financial law and regulation in developing countries.
The first edition of the Certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance of the ADA Chair started on Monday 16th, January 2017.
This two-week executive training program aims to deepen the knowledge and the skills of sector actors in the specific field of law and regulation of inclusive finance.
The course welcome 22 students (managers, regulators, financial intermediaries and representatives of other inclusive financial institutions) from the South and the North, from 16 nationalities: Indian, Cameroonian, Indonesian, Pakistani, Tunisian, Moroccan, Mongolian, Kenyan, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Tanzanian, Colombian, English, Beninese, Spanish and Palestinian.
The core of the teaching staff includes:
Courses will take place at the University of Luxembourg, at the EIB and at ADA.
Download the certificate program below:
The biannual publication of “Passerelles” aims to stimulate thought and debate around the major issues in development, by building on answers that have been put forward by the academic world and by putting them into layman’s terms, while including the input of professionals working in the field. The end-goal is to provide a platform for the sharing of knowledge and skills. The first issue of “Passerelles” focused on the theme of institutional autonomy in microfinance.