The spread of Covid-19 affects the economic conditions of the Foundation’s intervention areas. We therefore decided to create an observatory and set up a dedicated unit. In this context, we regularly publish on our website the results of our surveys and analysis. You will therefore find here below the articles regularly published by the Foundation as well as those published by our partners, on the COVID-19 crisis.

Microfinance institutions’ responsible approach to the economic effects of COVID-1918/05/2020

In permanent contact with its network of 80 partner microfinance institutions (MFIs) and social enterprises in 40 countries, the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation is continuing its work of collecting information, analysing and sharing its observations within the framework of the COVID-19 crisis.

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An international coalition to protect microfinance institutions and their clients in the COVID-19 crisis11/05/2020

At the initiative of Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, an international coalition of microfinance lenders and key players in inclusive finance publishes a set of principles to support microfinance institutions and their clients during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Digital and microfinance sector in the face of the health crisis21/04/2020

For some microfinance institutions, the health crisis is seen as an opportunity to accelerate the improvement of their operational performance through digital technology.

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International microfinance institutions anticipate the first effects of a recession09/04/2020

The impact of the coronavirus continues to expand and intensify. The milestone of one million infected people worldwide has been surpassed and new outbreaks of the epidemic are confirmed. The effect of the health crisis is systemic. No stress model had anticipated this situation. The answer must therefore be systemic too if we want to avoid a major failure in this sector.

 

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ADA releases a guide to ensure business continuity of MFIs during the crisis08/04/2020

The unprecedented context we are all dealing with is forcing us to modify the way we live and work.?Nevertheless, ADA has drawn on its knowledge and its expertise in risk management to develop guidelines of good practices for the continuity of microfinance institutions.

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Interview with Dara Huot: « Life must go on, we should not lose hope »07/04/2020

The CambodgeMag interviewed Dara Huot, Managing Director of Phare "Performing Social Enterprise", partner of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation. He expresses his concerns and hopes regarding the Phare Circus social enterprise in the context of the current health crisis.

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The microfinance sector is organising itself in the face of the effects of the health crisis30/03/2020

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the world with over 450,000 cases confirmed as of March 26, 2020. As the situation evolves more quickly every day, microfinance players are preparing themselves to face this crisis by taking first salutary steps.

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How Coronavirus affects Microfinance sector23/03/2020

On March 19th, according to the latest figures from Santé Publique France, the Coronavirus has reached 213,254 people worldwide. The global sanitary crisis also became an economic crisis. Economic activities are extremely limited in all countries and stock exchanges have lost almost a third of their value in less than a month. Quite logically, the worldwide microfinance sector is also not immune.

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