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Essential skills - ADA 3T

ADA 3T is a programme which provides tools, training and technical assistance aimed at microfinance institutions and professional associations with a view to enabling them to increase their skills and to broaden their range of services and products.

MFIs, to identify your skills and to boost your MFI, fill out the questionnaire and receive a free assessment!

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The objective of the range of ADA3T services is to consolidate MFIs through the transfer of expertise and professional skills.

ADA uses its tools, training and technical assistance to support you in the development of your skills in four key areas:

ADA3T Tools

Our range of tools    

ADA and its range of partners have developed management tools which you can download and use free of charge. If you would like to integrate these tools within your day-to-day management practices, you can take part in a training course to learn to use them. Take a look through the various areas in order to discover these practical tools which can provide real support for your activities!

ADA3T Trainings

Our range of vocational training courses

ADA provides vocational training courses which are grouped together in four key areas.

Some one hundred training courses of a duration of one to five days are delivered each year by ADA staff or trainers who have been trained and certified by ADA in Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and the MENA region.

The training is for directors, managers, technicians and field agents of MFIs and professional associations.

We also both manage and update the contents of nine courses which are specific to French-speaking Africa and which were initially developed by the CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), which is a reference point for training in microfinance.  These courses are managed and delivered by a network of partners and local trainers in 13 sub-Saharan African countries.

ADA also organises training courses for trainers to facilitate the transfer of expertise and to help create local teams.

Take a look at our entire range of training courses in our training catalogue.

ADA3T Technical assistance

Our technical assistance is tailored to meet your needs

ADA provides its know-how and skills in order to boost MFIs’ capacities in relation to organisational, institutional and financial matters.

We offer various forms of intervention, including tools, techniques and/or methods to respond to the needs of the institutions:

  • specific support, often of short duration (one to 12 months) in order to address a specific need identified by the institution;
  • short or medium duration (one to three years) support in the form of personalised coaching for selected institutions which have previously taken part in a training course on the specifically defined subject;
  • short or medium duration support for an institution throughout the entire product development cycle.


January 2018

Nearly 800 participants at ADA trainings in 2017

In 2017, 53 trainings were organized, funded, developed or delivered by ADA and its partners or through ADA-enabled network of trainers in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Over the course of the year, these courses represented a cumulative duration of almost 149 days, and affected nearly 800 professional or academic participants. With more than 20 years of field and research expertise, the trainings are part of ADA's support on topics such as management of social and financial performance, risk management, governance, institutional transparency, Microinsurance and rural finance.

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A training given by Laura Foschi, Deputy director of ADA

A few observations on the past year:

60% of the 2016 training courses have been offered in Africa, the majority of these courses are delivered by a network of trainers in French-speaking African countries (ex-CAPAF), managed by ADA. The network is present in 13 countries and includes more than 110 authorized trainers.

More and more trainings are provided through Microfact, a joint initiative between ADA and BRS whose objective is to contribute to improving the performance of Microfinance Institutions and Microinsurance by providing them with tools and trainings.

Additionally, ADA continues to deliver courses in university programs in Europe and Africa.

Read the testimonials of our training participants

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