Microfinance

Sign up for Rapid Immersion in Microfinance Course

A microfinance course explaining the fundamentals of Microfinance.

The Centre for Micro Finance (CMF) at the institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, India invites applications for the “ Rapid Immersion into Microfinance training programme” (RIM). The programme is to be held at the IFMR campus, Chennai, and is scheduled from July 27-30, 2009.

The Programme RIM provides a comprehensive overview of the microfinance sector in India.

It is targeted at young professionals in NGOs/MFIs, banks, corporates, and researchers in the development sector. The programme provides an introduction to financial services, particularly the microfinance sector in India, and outlines the underlying theories and existing models of microfinance, issues and challenges facing the sector today, and the regulatory environment.

It also highlights the issues in measuring impact of microfinance and the potential for providing financial and non-financial products/services beyond the standard microfinance products. The course will be directed by CMF Research Associates as well as practitioners from microfinance institutions (MFIs), and NGOs.

Time
July 27-30, 2009

Venue
Parvathi Hall

Centre for Micro Finance Rapid Immersion into Microfinance July 27-30, 2009

Institute for Financial Management and Research 24 Kothari Road, Nungambakkam Chennai 600 034

The Course Content
Module I
Overview

Module II Scaling Up Microfinance Services – Operational frameworks – Legal and regulatory

Module III
Microfinance Products and Services

Module IV Beyond Microfinance

Registration Form
http://ifmr.ac.in/cmf/courses_workshops/RIM/RIM_-_Reg_Form.doc

Detailed Outline of Workshop
http://www.ifmr.ac.in/cmf/courses_workshops/RIM/RIM_2009_outline.pdf

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About CMF

The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve access to and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach.

To see the complete list of CMF projects, visit the CMF website: http://www.ifmr.ac.in/cmf/

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