Organisation

Center for Microfinance, University of Zurich

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Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
University of Zurich Department of Banking and Finance / Center for Microfinance
Founding year: 
2009
Country: 
Switzerland
Total number of staff: 
6
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
3
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
Researchers, University
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Annette Krauss
Address: 
Plattenstrasse 32
CH-8032
Zurich
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41 44 634 5168
Fax: 
+41 44 634 4970
Organisation summary
Mission: 

The Center for Microfinance is the center of excellence in applied research, advisory services, teaching and executive training on microfinance at the University of Zurich. Our aim is to improve the knowledge on the mechanisms of microfinance and to contribute to a maintained quality of microfinance investments.

Affiliated to the Department of Banking & Finance, it aims to close knowledge gaps between the microfinance industry, academic research, and private and institutional investors. Being embedded in a leading research institution and at the same time close to global microfinance investment market leaders and investors, the Center for Microfinance combines independent research with responsiveness to the latest trends in the microfinance industry. The CMF investigates the financial and social performance of microfinance institutions and intends to strengthen the relationship between investors, financial markets and the microfinance industry.

Type of intervention: 
  • Research, teaching, executive training, advisory services
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
  • Other themes: Academic research, Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping, Evaluation