Appui au Développement Autonome
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Appui au Développement Autonome
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
NGO, Network/Association/Platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Frédéric Ruaz
39, rue Glesener
+352 (45) 68 681
+352 (45) 68 6868
Organisation summary

ADA’s mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and autonomous development through inclusive finance.

ADA organises its action around five programmes:  

  • Inclusive Finance Innovation: designing and developing new financial services to open up new opportunities for development
  • Capacity Building & Sector Support: improving the professionalization of the sector through training, the provision of management tools; making the regional environments more conducive to the emergence of a sustainable microfinance sector
  • Microfinance Investment Services: completing the development process through the provision of financial support to microfinance institutions
  • Research and Development: acting as an intermediary between the academic world and the actors of inclusive finance, actively participating in research in the area of inclusive finance and fostering the incubation of new ideas and structures 
  • Knowledge Management: disseminating know-how and increasing the scope of the development results
Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. policy advice / development / lobby)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. networking/ donor / coordination)
Countries of intervention: 
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector
  • Intermediate level: Microfinance investment vehicules, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Youth
  • Micro level: Financial product development and innovation, Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, Strategic planning, Risk management
  • Other themes: Academic research, Sector mapping
Main competences: 

Product development (youth, remittances, microfinance and energy, microinsurance), management tools & trainings (financial & social performance, risk management, human resource, governance), microfinance investment services, intermediation (networking and coordination), project management on behalf of third parties.

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

Micro-leasing, microfinance and access to water, internet for rural areas, African Microfinance Week

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