Category: Alinus

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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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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African Microfinance Week 2021

From 18 to 22 October 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda.   Join us at the 5th edition of the African Microfinance Week (referred to as “SAM”, the French acronym), the largest inclusive finance conference in Africa! This year, ADA is organizing the SAM on the topic : “One is not born resilient, one becomes it: Fostering…

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Launching The Client Protection Pathway

SPTF and CERISE are thrilled to launch the Client Protection Pathway, a new initiative to support financial service providers (FSPs) to implement client protection. Whether an FSP is just getting familiar with client protection, or has been committed to client protection for years, the Client Protection Pathway will be a valuable resource for their next steps!…

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