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Amarante Consulting
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Amarante Consulting
Founding year: 
United Arab Emirates
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 20 and 50%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
Consultants and support services (such as rating, IT or law firms)
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Sahana Arun Kumar
G076D, DTEC, Dubai Silicon Oasis

United Arab Emirates
+33 6 61 84 06 46
Organisation summary

Amarante Consulting is a boutique firm founded in 2008 and based in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Amarante’s mission is to foster the growth of digital and financial inclusion across the globe. Their services are focused on strategy, technical and implementation assistance for digital transformation and branchless banking projects involving innovative channels, technology and business models in diverse markets. They strive to build robust business foundations for their clients in order to increase adoption of technology for niche products (like mobile savings, agri loans, insurance products etc.). The company is also working on increasing links between MFIs, investors and funders in order to promote partnerships for digital transformation and also create impact in the MSME sector, vital to growth of local economies.

Amarante Consulting also organizes knowledge-sharing workshops and trainings for different actors in the digital and financial inclusion space. Their work involves a tools and methodologies to create a good capacity building and change management processes: From conception and design to implementation and operational management of launched projects. Amarante’s work spans across Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central & Latin America and Europe; their advisory and technical assistance is provided through a team of international experts with diverse cultural and technical expertise. The company has a lean team of 8 full time staff all of whom are involved in activities related to the inclusive finance sector. Over the years, the company has built an associate consultant pool of over 30 consultants enabling them to cater to various markets and carry out larger, pan regional project deliveries.

Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
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    Main competences: 

    For the MFI sector, we are involved in providing strategy, technical and implementation assistance on all matter concerning Digital Transformation and branchless banking projects (including digital financial services, agent networks, better adoption of technology for their niche products (like agri loans, insurance products etc.) and related subject matters).

    Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

    We are progressively starting to help MFIs connect with funders and investors so that they can increase their potential of raising funds for their digital transformation projects. We are also taking up more program level project work and national and regional levels as opposed to short term technical assistance work for MFIs.

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