Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Horus Development Finance
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
Consultants and support services (such as rating, IT or law firms)
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Juliette David
39 rue Lafayette
+33 1 53 32 75 75
+33 1 53 32 75 76
Organisation summary

Strengthening and professionalizing the provision of financial services to market segments underserved by conventional banking channels in both urban and rural areas

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Prudential regulation, Supervision, Interest rates and rate caps, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Value chain development, Microfinance investment vehicules, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Urban finance, Gender
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Performance (financial and social), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Risk management, Management information systems
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping, Evaluation
Main competences: 

Main competencies

1. Support for banks and MFIs on strategic, operational and organizational issues:

Short term consulting:

  • Marketing and development of targeted financial product and services: urban / rural areas, micro-businesses / SMEs, agricultural value chains, green finance, short term / medium term
  • Design of rural / agricultural finance products, tools and methodologies
  • Definition of mobile financial services strategies, design and implementation of mobile financial services
  • Strategy and business plans
  • Management Information Systems
  • IT audit & organizational consulting
  • Risk management, internal control and internal audit
  • Operational and financial audits


Long term technical assistance to MFIs:

  • General management
  • 'Downscaling' and 'Upscaling' programs
  • Agricultural finance programs
  • Mobile Financial Services implementation projects


2. Studies and sector-based programs:

Support for IFIs, governments, supervisory bodies and central banks in designing programs to promote the development of inclusive financial products, and implement regulatory measures adapted to the context of microfinance:

  • Sector-based studies and programs designed to improve access to finance and financial intermediation
  • Long-term technical assistance to programs to build capacities in the microfinance sector
  • Assessments, audits and impact studies of policies and support programs