‘Micro’ matters

‘Micro’ matters

New Delhi: Pace of change and institutional diversity of the Indian microfinance sector has contributed in making India a credible platform for learning, sharing and visioning for the microfinance industry.

“Formal financial institutions and microfinance – challenges of depth and breadth" is a conference that is being held on 9-10 November in the capital, for the fourth consecutive year, focusing on the role of the formal financial sector in providing financial services to the poor.

The conference will look at experiences and institutional mechanisms relating to building an inclusive financial sector, listing details on missing critical financial products and services while identifying constraints in upscaling.

An ‘Investment fair’, will facilitate investors and MFIs to discuss investment needs and opportunities. More than 15 international and national investors like Morgan Stanley, Omidyar Network, Microvest Fund, Rabo Bank, Accion , Incofin , MEDA , Blue Orchard, Planet Microfund, Micro Ventures will be setting up booths.

According to Vipin Sharma, CEO, Access Development Services, “Success of the last three editions of the conference has motivated us to add new features that make it even more relevant to evolving sectoral aspirations."

The State of the Sector Report, which is a comprehensive annual progress of the sector will also be released on the occaison.