Microfinance Programs

Microfinance initiatives have been improving access to banking services for some of the world’s poorest members of society; they are an important element for alleviating poverty and promoting economic growth. Proper, proportionate regulation and supervision are increasingly perceived as critical to the survival of the success of microfinance institutions, and with this in mind, Toronto Centre has partnered with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) to develop programs designed specifically for regulators and supervisors of microfinance sectors.

These training programs aim to strengthen the capacity of:

  • On-the-ground supervisors of deposit-taking microfinance institutions
  • Managers of microfinance divisions within supervisory bodies
  • Industry regulators responsible for the microfinance sector

Programs focus on the skills needed to promote change that supports healthy access to a full range of services and a more sustainable, inclusive economy, and how the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision should be applied to address the unique needs of microfinance institutions. They provide participants with the opportunity to learn from experts with on-the-ground experience and share their own challenges and success stories.

A full list of our program topics can be found here.

Like all Toronto Centre programs, our microfinance programs are highly interactive and practical, using case studies, group discussions, and breakout sessions to foster debate and effectively transfer knowledge between presenters and also amongst participants. Our courses are taught by expert program leaders who have often experienced the cases they present. They are recognized and respected internationally for their knowledge, experience, and leadership abilities.

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To learn more about our programs, or if you are interested in working with Toronto Centre to host a program, please contact us.

Upcoming Microfinance Programs

There are no upcoming programs at this time. Please check back often, or, contact us if you are interested in hosting a program.