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New! Two Fresh CGAP Resources Strengthen Smart Campaign Investor Toolkit

Investors who are committed to boosting the Client Protection Principles now have two new tools at their disposal. Read more about the Due Diligence Checklist for Investors and the latest CGAP addition to the Investor Toolkit, Implementing the Client Protection Principles: A Technical Guide for Investors, 2nd Edition.

 

Ambassador Spotlight: Gregorio Belaunde, Independent Consultant

Gregorio Belaunde, who for years headed the Credit Risk Supervision Department at the Peruvian financial supervisor/regulator (SBS), recently shared his thoughts on The Smart Campaign in a new Ambassador Spotlight interview….

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New! Client Protection Principles Training

Training Presentation Series now available for MFIs and networks. Use these seven presentations and corresponding presentation guides to train your members and/or employees on the importance of client protection in microfinance.
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Ambassador Spotlight: Francisco de Hoyos Parra – Director of ProDesarollo

Francisco de Hoyos Parra, Smart Campaign Steering Committee Member and Director of ProDesarollo, a Mexican microfinance network, believes it is the responsibility of practitioners to ensure that microfinance clients are not exploited…

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REDCAMIF Partners with The Smart Campaign and SEEP Network

The Smart Campaign and the SEEP Network have established a new partnership with REDCAMIF, the network of microfinance associations in Central America. “We want to keep clients first in microfinance and return to the basics in order to create lasting and healthy microfinance institutions.” said Juan Jose Lagos, president of REDCAMIF.

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AFMIN and Plan International Partner with The Smart Campaign

The Smart Campaign is excited to announce new partnerships with two key organizations, Plan International and The African Microfinance Network (AFMIN). “The Campaign launched exactly one year ago and we have been thrilled by the overwhelming response from industry leaders like these to carry the Campaign’s mission forward,” said Isabelle Barrès, Director of The Smart Campaign.

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Latest Smart Note on Avoiding Over-indebtedness

Partner Microcredit Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has developed a strategy for avoiding over-indebtedness by recognizing that a risk for the client is a risk for the institution.

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Smart Campaign releases ‘Over-indebtedness of Microborrowers in Ghana’

A new report from the Campaign, written by Jessica Schicks, takes a deep look at how over-indebtedness is perceived among Ghana’s MFI clients, whose perspectives have implications for the industry as a whole.

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Ambassador Spotlight: Vipin Sharma, CEO, Access Development Services

Why is client protection so important to our Campaign leaders? The Smart Campaign sat down with Campaign Steering Committee Member and Ambassdor Vipin Sharma, the CEO of India’s  Access Development Services, to hear his story…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Anne-Françoise Lefèvre, Head of Institutional Relations at the World Savings Banks Institute

Why is client protection so important to our Campaign leaders? The Smart Campaign sat down with Campaign Steering Committee Member and Ambassador Anne-Françoise Lefèvre, Head of Institutional Relations at the World Savings Banks Institute, to hear her story…

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