Consulting for inclusive finance institutions

Consulting for inclusive finance institutions

We help institutions build capacity to improve performance and become more inclusive.

We have the expertise and tools required to develop the capacities of inclusive finance institutions in a number of focus areas.

Using a collaborative approach, we help them define their growth strategies, enhance their financial product and service offerings, review their business processes and practices and implement changes that will foster their growth and development.

Our goals

Strengthen the inclusive finance industry and improve both women's and men's access to financial services that meet their needs so they can achieve their goals and improve their living conditions.

Our approach

We customize our approach for each institution in the following areas:

  • Organizational development
  • Credit methodologies
  • Commercialization
  • Risk management
  • Technology and innovation
  • Governance
  • Sustainable development practices

Some of our accomplishments in consulting for inclusive finance institutions

Development of a financial services offering for micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) in Colombia

The goal of this project is to help a group of financial institutions expand their financial and advisory service offerings for women and men entrepreneurs who require more advanced services than those offered by microfinance institutions but don't meet the criteria of commercial banks.

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Setup of entrepreneur financial centres

We set up entrepreneur financial centres (EFCs) in Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Tunisia and Panama. These specialized centres were created to meet the needs of underserved micro and small enterprises by offering them custom financing and advisory services. We leveraged Desjardins Group's methodologies and experience to structure these centres' governance, practices and service offerings to help them become leaders in their respective markets.