The Proxfin international network is celebrating its 10th anniversary! An initiative of DID's partners, this network for discussion and exchange was created in 2006 and today includes 26 community finance institutions from 23 countries.
With support from the Government of Canada, DID will join efforts with SANASA, the largest financial cooperative institution in Sri Lanka, to increase access to financial and non financial services for entrepreneurs operating small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in this country, particularly in the agricultural sector.
Under this agreement, DFS will support projects targeting the introduction and sound management of insurance products in DID partner financial institutions. In coming months, DFS will collaborate mainly on DID’s project to improve access to financial and non-financial services for small and medium enterprises in Sri Lanka.
A number of innovations introduced or being developed by DID target more rigorous and efficient management of credit in the financial institutions that it supports or operates: calculation tool to help establish repayment capacity for small-scale agricultural producers;SMS messaging for credit monitoring and recovery; portal integrating all stages in the credit management process.
May 9 to 13, DID's 13 field directors met in Lévis to share the many innovations developed under the projects that they head.
DID has developed a series of tools and measures for its partners to help them perform their activities in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner by optimizing the management of environmental and social risks.
In many parts of the world, smallholders earn all their income at one time during harvests but have no more savings left when it comes to buying inputs for the next planting season. To deal with this problem, DID and the Kafo Jiginew financial cooperative network in Mali designed the input savings plan.
An event organized jointly with the African Development Bank
From May 9 to 13, the 13 DID project directors in the field are taking part in a series of meetings and discussions at DID's head office, in Lévis.