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Asia Micro-Insurance Network www.ilo.org/amin

AMIN (Asia Micro-Insurance Network) is a regional network of micro-insurance practitioners organised by 22 of the most important micro-insurance schemes in Asia in collaboration with the ILO/STEP Program

Objectives:
  • Set up an efficient mechanism allowing for the regular sharing of information and experience among practitioners from different countries
  • Develop the documentation process of various on-going micro-insurance initiatives, innovations and achievements
  • Build up new technical capacities for the various actors involved in micro-insurance activities
  • Strengthen the collaboration and active partnership among the various membership-based micro-insurance schemes
  • Highlight and clarify issues, challenges and opportunities related to the contribution of micro-insurance schemes to the extension of social protection to all
  • Organize new initiatives aiming to create wider awareness and a stronger commitment on the need to extend social protection
MicroFinance Network - www.mfnetwork.org

The MicroFinance Network is a global association of leading microfinance practitioners committed to improving the quality of lives of the poor through the provision of credit, savings, and other financial services. Members of the Network, whether they are NGOs or commercial banks, share the common belief that this sector of the population is best served by sustainable and profitable institutions. Made up of some of the most prominent and successful microfinance institutions in the entire industry, the MicroFinance Network has grown to 38 members today (23 regulated financial institutions, 11 NGO's, and four non-MFI practitioners). With a combined total gross loan portfolio in 2003 of US $2.8 billion, the MFIs in the MicroFinance Network lend to approximately 10 million borrowers; 37.4 million savers hold over $3.7 billion in voluntary deposits. Average loan balances for Network members begin at $49 and the portfolio at risk over 90 days is 3.3% on average for all members.
 
 
MIX MARKET ™ - www.mixmarket.org

The MIX MARKET ™ is a global, web-based, microfinance information platform. It provides information to sector actors and the public at large on microfinance institutions (MFIs) worldwide, public and private funds that invest in microfinance, MFI networks, raters/external evaluators, advisory firms, and governmental and regulatory agencies. The MIX Market seeks to develop a transparent information market to link MFIs worldwide with Investors and Donors and promote greater investment and information flows.
 
 

Sa-Dhan - www.sa-dhan.org

Sa-Dhan was designed and developed as that platform to share, understand and learn the different perspectives, competencies and experiences, the source and legitimacy of these.

Sa-Dhan's evolution was the result of the stated need for a common platform for microfinance in India by the key practitioners in the microfinance sector who recognised that despite their diversity they had to increase the outreach of existing programmes, launch new initiatives or negotiate with policy makers for a favourable environment
 
 
 

 
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