Invitation for proposal to facilitate an exposure visit for senior board members

The Association of Ethiopian Microfiannce Institutions (AEMFI) is planning to organize an exposure visit to its senior board members and programme managers.

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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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Author: Haftu Berihun, Tsehaye Tsegaye, Teklu Kidane, Tassew W/Hanna
Date: 02.02.2009
Type: Country Reports and Publications

Micro and small Enterprises (MSEs) are believed to have a vital role in poverty reduction, employment generation as well as economic development in poor countries like Ethiopia. The Ethiopian MSE sector includes a diverse set of operators ranging from petty traders to small restaurant owners; shoeshine boys to small shoe making enterprises; peddler in the streets to grocery business operators, etc.
Micro enterprises are the smallest, informally organized business activities while small enterprises are rather formal business that fall under the purview of the country’s’ legal and regulatory system. MSEs operate in all sectors- manufacturing, trade, services both rural and urban areas.

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