CERISE (Comité d’Echanges de Réflexion et d’Information sur les Systèmes d’Epargne-crédit), is a knowledge exchange network for microfinance practitioners. Founded in 1998, CERISE is richly diverse, bringing together a variety of practitioners, researchers, donors and investors from the North and South. CERISE was founded out of the desire of its five members to share and learn from each other.
CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, financial service providers, donors, and investors.
The European Microfinance Platform [e-MFP] was founded formally in 2006. We are a growing network of over 130 organisations and individuals active in the area of microfinance. Our principal objective is to promote co-operation amongst European microfinance bodies working in developing countries, by facili-tating communication and the exchange of information.
LIFE stands for “Liechtenstein’s Initiative of the Financial centre in Emissions trading“. The goal of the LIFE Climate Foundation is – as an initiator – to constructively help shape the development and advancement of market-based instruments in the area of climate protection and, in doing so with the motto “for a better life”, contribute to attaining the global climate protection goals established by the Kyoto Protocol as well as the ultimate protection of our environment.
Luminis answers investors’ demand for greater transparency and objective analysis of micro-finance investment vehicles. It is a web-based analytical service of MicroRate that provides professional investors and researchers with the necessary tools to identify, assess and moni-tor MIVs that meet their individual requirements.
The Microfinance Initiative Liechtenstein (MIL) is a true public-private partnership: Private and public institutions are jointly engaged on behalf of strengthening microfinance. The MIL promotes microfinance in a wide variety of ways. It makes an effective and entrepreneurial contribution to fighting poverty in developing countries. Liechtenstein is positioning itself as an active and competent agent in the field of microfinance.
MIX is the premier source for objective, qualified and relevant microfinance performance data and analysis. Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides performance information on microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks and service providers dedicated to serving the financial sector needs for low-income clients.
The Rating Initiative was launched by ADA in collaboration with the Government of Luxembourg, the Microfinance Initiative Liechtenstein, the Swiss Development Cooperation, Oxfam Novib, the Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank (OeEB), ICCO, the Principality of Monaco and Blue Orchard. The Rating Initiative collaborates with ResponsAbility, the African Microfinance Transparency Forum (AMT) and the Social Performance Task Force in all aspects related to ratings, including a specific emphasis on social ratings.
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