At a high-level roundtable meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Microfinance/Microcredit (APPG-MF) on the 10 December the Department for International Development (DFID) opened a consultation on the design of a major new capacity-building fund for microfinance in Africa. This is currently being designed at DFID in partnership with the World Bank. You can now view the minutes of the meeting at the APPG’s website.
DFID have just released a concept note, which outlines the rationale, approaches and activities that are proposed for the fund. Further consultations are ongoing with microfinance institutions and other bodies, and RESULTS will be preparing a response to the concept note for feedback to DFID. If you have any comments that you would like to be incorporated into this response we would really like to hear them at firstname.lastname@example.org