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13 May 2022

The FAR training as a platform for addressing agroforestry challenges

Jean-Paul AKA, CEO of LOCAGRI and consultant for the UNDP, hosted a webinar to raise awareness of agroforestry issues in the agricultural sector as part of the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR). In a video for ADA, he explains the environmental, social and economic challenges of agroforestry and how FAR participants can take on these challenges.
02 May 2022 News

Learn how survey data and results can help African MFIs to meet their clients’ needs

Understanding the needs of customers is a prerequisite for implementing a customer-centric approach which places customers at the heart of business strategy, decision making, organisational design and operations with the aim of designing tailored products and services. ADA supports microfinance institutions (MFIs) in their transition to a customer-centric organisational model with free online resources.
29 April 2022 News

Interview with Tristan Caballero-Montes, author of an ADA-supported PhD thesis on the regulation of the microfinance sector

ADA has a partnership with theCentre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), hosted by the University of Mons in Belgium, one of the largest microfinance research centres in Europe. In the framework of this partnership, ADA supported Tristan Caballero-Montes' PhD thesis on ‘Microfinance Industry Dynamics: Analyses of Regulation, Competition, and Collective Action’. In early 2022, Tristan defended his thesis in the presence of ADA's management. We asked him to share his experience regarding his thesis topic and his collaboration with ADA and CERMi.
27 April 2022

FAR training brings together 150 African agricultural organisations

The training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) 2022 brings together 70% representatives of MFIs and 30% representatives of authorities, fintechs or insurance companies. ADA interviewed four participants to understand why they signed up for the training.
26 April 2022 News

Panel at Midi de la microfinance discusses support for young entrepreneurs

On 20 April, representatives of the inclusive finance sector came together at Banque de Luxembourg for ADA’s first Midi de la microfinance et de l’inclusion financière since the pandemic. A high-level panel debated how best to support young entrepreneurs in developing countries in increasing their contribution to the economy. 
25 April 2022 Projects

African MFIs explain how digitalisation made them more efficient

ADA's Digital Finance Initiative supported 22 African microfinance institutions (MFIs) in implementing digital solutions. Learn more about the experience of COOPPEC-SIFA in Togo and Graine in Burkina Faso.
04 April 2022

Launch of the FAR 2022 training in agricultural and rural finance

The introductory session of the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) 2022 took place today. In the next four weeks, participants will follow the online courses at their own pace and will discuss with other participants in an online forum. Caroline Morilhat and Thu Hien Dao, FAR training coordinators at ADA, tell us more about the highlights of this year’s edition.
18 March 2022

Improving the quality of life of low-income populations in Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and the Dominican Republic

Five microfinance institutions in Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and the Dominican Republic have been supported under the ADA-REDCAMIF programme (2018-2021), either to develop inclusive financial products and services or to use digital technologies to improve their operations. This month, focus on PADECOMSM Crédito, Credicampo, SUMA Financiera, Banco Adopem and Finsol.
15 March 2022

ADA helps to broaden access to financial services in Niger

For the first time, ADA has been given a major role in the implementation of a national programme of the Directorate of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of the Luxembourgish government.
22 February 2022

ADA supports access to basic services for entrepreneurs in Guatemala

During a mission to Guatemala in November 2021, the ADA team visited FAPE, Mayaversatil and FFDL, three MFIs that have received support for the development of a product enabling access to water and sanitation and green energy as part of the "Reinforcing the social added value of microfinance" program implemented by ADA and REDCAMIF between 2018 and 2021.