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25 October 2021 Covid-19 crisis

Signs of economic recovery remain mixed

ADA, Inpulse and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation joined forces in 2020 to monitor and analyse the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on their partner microfinance institutions around the world. This monitoring was carried out periodically throughout 2020 to gain a better insight into how the crisis has developed internationally. This work has been extended into 2021, on a quarterly basis. The conclusions presented in this article and written by the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation follow the second quarter of 2021.
16 July 2021 Covid-19 crisis

ADA listens to its MFI partners, MFIs listen to their clients to better respond to the COVID-19 crisis

ADA, the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and Inpulse release a report summarising the results from a joint survey initiative conducted among their partner MFIs during the crisis. In addition, ADA is publishing a summary of the surveys conducted among the clients of its partner MFIs and networks and the measures taken as a result to better meet their needs.
07 June 2021 Covid-19 crisis

Persistent credit risk : a threat to the solvency of microfinance institutions ?

ADA, Inpulse and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation have joined forces to monitor and analyse the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on their partner microfinance institutions around the world on a quarterly basis. This April 2021 survey was conducted by ADA and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, with Inpulse joining the initiative every other month.
03 February 2021 Covid-19 crisis

The will of microfinance institutions to maintain their activities during Covid-19 crisis

ADA, Inpulse and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation have collaborated to monitor and analyse the effects of the Covid-19 crisis for their partner microfinance institutions worldwide.

11 January 2021 Webinar

ADA Invited to the High Level Virtual Workshop on the Covid-19 Crisis in Africa

On January 15th, Laura Foschi, Executive Director of ADA, participated in the webinar entitled "Social Response and Microfinance", organized by the Ministries of Planning and Development, Social Affairs and Microfinance of Benin in partnership with the Confédération des Institutions Financières d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CIF).

23 November 2020 Covid-19 crisis

FUCEC members in Togo trained in the Microvision tool to define their strategy to face the COVID-19 crisis

Brune Obegi and Bernard Georges (ADA) in videoconference with FUCEC staff during the training.


The slowdown in economic activity linked to the COVID-19 health crisis has plunged many countries into recession and, as a result, is undermining the financial stability of microfinance institutions.

In this context, ADA has launched a response programme to help its partners get through the crisis and ensure the continuity of their activities.

19 November 2020 Covid-19 crisis

A gradual recovery of MFIs in sync with their clients' recovery

ADA, Inpulse and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation have joined forces to closely monitor and analyse the effects of the COVID-19 crisis among their partners around the world.

02 November 2020 Covid-19 crisis

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance - Digital Edition : 2-6 November

Covid crisis highlights urgent need for inclusive finance

Luxembourg / Munich - 2 November 2020. Governments and insurance companies must increase efforts to help millions of low-income people, households and businesses cope with the impacts of the Covid crisis and climate change - or risk exacerbating wealth and social gaps in emerging economies and undermining political and financial system stability.

19 October 2020 Covid-19 crisis

Voices from the ground : Uganda

New interview on October 27th at 12 am on the situation in the world by the LMDF fund.

The Luxembourg fund presents a series of videos on the impact of COVID-19 in the countries where ADA and LMDF operate. The pandemic has certainly changed the way we live here in Luxembourg, but what happens in countries where poverty rates are higher and the informal economy dominates? This series of interviews looks at how micro-entrepreneurs are coping with this changing world.

14 September 2020 Covid-19 crisis

Signatory organizations report on Covid-19 Pledge: implementation and lessons learned

Six months after the signature of the Pledge, a working group of signatories  draw lessons from the implementation of the pledge principles. In a common publication, the signatories present the progress on 10 principles.