Sep 13, 2016

The annual Microfinance Barometer which analyses trends in the sector is now available in English.

Whilst microfinance is a growing sector which powerfully plays its role as a lever to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in September 2015, disparities persist between different regions of the world. Microfinance'srole is nevertheless crucial for equitable development. The pursuit of responsible microfinance initiatives puts customers at the heart of its actions. The 7th Annual Microfinance Barometer aims to highlight the essential role of microfinance as a financial tool for everyone in achieving the 17 goals of the SDGs by providing access to basic services such as health, food security, education, energy and housing.

e-MFP is proud to partner the Barometer and has contributed two articles: one on housing finance (page 9) and the other on the theme of this year's European Microfinance Award, Microfinance and Access to Education (page 7).

For more information and to download the Barometer in English click here, the French version is available here

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