24 January 2018

The interest rates in microfinance institutions are usually higher than those in the traditional banks. This can sometimes seem surprising and can raise questions or mistrust towards the sector. How are these rates calculated and how can we explain these figures? What are the solutions to reduce these rates and yet still ensure real support to the final beneficiary, which is the core added value of microfinance?

During this Midi, the audience will have the chance to hear and interact with experts coming both from the regulatory and the MFI sectors, from Africa and Latin America.

Dr. Veronica Trujillo Tejada, Financial Sector Development Consultant at World Bank – CGAP, will moderate the discussion. The panelists will be Rosa Pasos, Executive Member of the National Microfinance Commission – Nicaragua, and Soulemane Djobo, Senior Project officer at ADA Luxembourg.

Prof. Dirk Zetsche, Holder of the ADA Chair, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg will conclude this 42nd Midi de la microfinance et de l’inclusion financière.

For more information and to register check the website.