Mar 20, 2014

Incofin Investment Management and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management present the Report of the first EIB Rural Impulse Fund II Symposium in Africa. Through this publication, which provides insights and best cases about microfinance in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region, they wish to encourage future initiatives promoting peer-to peer-learning and financial inclusion in rural areas.

The Report summarises the contributions made by the participants during the EIB Rural Impulse Fund II Symposium in Africa, a five-day workshop held in Mombasa, Kenya, and showcases best practices and lessons learnt through four focused themes: institutional transformation, MSME lending, agri-lending and Social Performance Management. A diverse set of actors including donors, consultants, and twenty Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) coming from Sub-Saharan African countries and the Pacific (Timor Leste), attended the event. The Report has been funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the non-repayable aid granted by the European Commission under the Cotonou Agreement.