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Conducting remote evaluations: the experience of Invest in Visions

In a context of COVID-19 pandemic where opportunities for direct interactions have been limited, many of us started to conduct evaluations and provide support remotely. Remote work indeed appears as a practical way to keep operations going. However, it also comes with limitations. In a first article published in June 2021 – Conducting remote evaluations:…

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SPI Online hits a thousand audits!

SPI is the most widely used social audit tool in inclusive finance. Designed to manage and measure financial services providers’ (FSPs) social performance, the SPI is a management, monitoring and reporting tool. For 20 years, CERISE has developed and refined the SPI thanks to user feedback. Our goal? Help FSPs monitor social performance, take informed…

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SAM and EMW 2021 – Focus on outcomes measurement

This year, CERISE was thrilled to take part in the African Microfinance Week (SAM) in Kigali in October, and in the virtual edition of the European Microfinance Week (EMW) in November. During the SAM, CERISE conducted various trainings in collaboration with SPTF, among which one was specifically focusing on clients’ outcomes measurement (picture above). The…

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Support MFIs in social assessment & improvement of practices

The testimony of an SPI qualified auditor   Joseph Boah is SPI qualified auditor with 4 years working experience ranging from project monitoring to educational training. He recently conducted an SPI audit for LAPO Sierra Leone. He delivers here his experience. “Recently, I conducted an SPI4 audit for LAPO Sierra Leone. I am in contact…

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European Microfinance Week 2021

17-19 November, Online   Building on the experience from the 2020 edition, EMW 2021 will be online again. e-MFP will provide a rich programme and for the first time two days dedicated to training. On November 17, CERISE will hold a LabODD meeting on the concrete use of client data for decision-making in inclusive finance, in connection…

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