SAVE THE DATE - 9th Biennial Microfinance Conference

Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) is pleased to announce the 9th biennial microfinance conference that will be held from November 23-26, 2016 in Jigjiga, Somali region. The theme of the conference is "Innovation to promote inclusive finance for a sustainable development in Ethiopia".

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Why Social Performance Management is important

By managing both their social and financial performance MFIs can be effective in achieving their social and financial performance MFIs can be effective in achieving their social mission and growing into sustainable businesses.

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The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was formed as a non-for-profit, non-governmental association of the Ethiopian microfinance institutions as defined by Proclamation No. 40/1996 under which microfinance institutions in Ethiopia are regulated by the National Bank of Ethiopia.

It was registered and licensed as such on 28th June, 1999 by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government of Ethiopia.

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9th Biennial microfinance conference Novermber 23-26,2016

The 9th biennial microfinance conference was organized from November 23-26,2016 in Jigjiga.The conference brought together more than 120 participants from microfinance institutions, practitioners in the microfinance and financial sector, researchers, banks, lease companies, technology service providers and other stakeholders.


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The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was established in June 1999 as a non-profit non-governmental organization after its legal registration by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice.

Currently AEMFI has 35 member MFIs providing microfinance activities in the areas of credit delivery, saving, money transfer, and pension payment services in 8 of the 11 regional states/administrative organs of the EFDRE.


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AEMFI currently has about 30 member organizations.

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