Organisation

Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
NpM, platform for inclusive finance
Founding year: 
2003
Country: 
Netherlands
Total number of staff: 
2
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
2
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO, Network/Association/Platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Josien Sluijs
Address: 
Arthur van Schendelstraat 750
3511 MK
Utrecht
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31 (0)30 234 8201
Organisation summary
Mission: 

NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, promotes inclusive finance as a contribution to poverty alleviation in developing countries. The platform, established in 2003, brings together developing organisations, social investors, private foundations and commercial banks from the Netherlands. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the 13 Dutch members share a commitment to expanding access to finance in underserved regions and anticipate the changing need in the sector to grow towards a responsible industry

Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Prudential regulation, Interest rates and rate caps, Client protection, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs), Non-prudential regulation
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Value chain development, Microfinance investment vehicules, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Gender, Health
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Graduation of MFIs, Risk management
  • Other themes: Academic research, Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping, Evaluation
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

This year NpM will lead the latest discussions and issues raised in the field of inclusive finance such as:

Green finance, digitisation & risk mitigation, ethics, rural finance, interest, blended finance, and insurance.

Studies, stories, facts & figures via the impact investment fund that is being founded in 2015.

Rural Finance, Green Inclusive Finance, Communications.

Remuneration workshop, Client protection report, How to improve the business case, Law & Regulations blog, discussion papers Daniel Rozas.

Following are events that will be organized by NpM this year: 

  • Green Microfinance: Biogas (10 February)
  • Law & Regulation – client protection report with EY (5 March)
  • Exiting responsibly (November) – expert meeting
  • Insurance – ACHMEA Foundation with Michael McCord (19 March)
  • Annual conference (September)