Key Outputs/Activities : Output I: Policy and institutional environment that encourages provision of financial services to poor people in a responsible manner facilitated
Establish National and State level Think Tanks for Policy Advocacy.
Initiating demonstration of Pilots on Business Correspondents, Branchless banking, Credit bureau etc.
Organizing periodic seminars and workshops on emergent issues and identified thematic areas
Providing advocacy support to MFI’s representative organizations for effective implementation of code of conduct, sensitizing State and Central Governments on building and maintaining a conducive environment for MF sector;
Output II: Institutions providing diverse financial services promoted: Promotion of institutions providing diverse range of financial services that meet client requirements, such as savings, credit, insurance and transfer services etc.
Supporting diverse institutions providing financial services like Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), Self Help Groups (SHG) channel, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and other community based organizations.
Encouraging institutions to improve outreach in identified areas with low MF penetration.
Improving access to other financial services such as savings, insurance, micro-pensions & remittances.
Supporting new loan product development for women centric loan products, green products and other loans to meet the requirements of the clients.
Support for piloting/ up-scaling of new technology led models which leads to improvement in efficiency and ease of delivery for institutions and improvement in transparency and convenience for the clients.
Output III- Women’s capacities to tackle financial and gender issues enhanced:
Build skills, capacities and confidence of women clients of microfinance through a training focusing on financial literacy, gender issues such as health, education and legal entitlements, social development and legal rights (health, education and legal entitlements).
Gender sensitization training of senior level staff of the institutions to enable them to mainstream gender within their organizational policies and processes.