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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: Amare dejene, Tadesse Kassaye, Fatuma Hassen, Tsegaye Anebo
Date: 07.07.2009
Type: International Studies and Reports

The HIV response is critical to progress across the breadth of the global development agenda. Success in addressing HIV and its socioeconomic impact will accelerate progress in achieving virtually all of the Millennium development Goals. The global epidemic is stabilizing but at an unacceptably high level. Globally, there were an estimated 33 million [30 million- 36 million] people living with HIV in 2007.Ethiopia is one of the least developed countries in the world, with a total population of 77 million (85% rural) and per capital income of US$100. The country is ranked 169 out of 179 in UNDP 2008 Human developments Index. Poverty is pervasive with about 44% of the population living below the national poverty is pervasive with about 44% of the population living below the national poverty line. Two decades after the report of the first AIDS case in Ethiopia, the disease is still posing the bigges public health problem facing the country. According to the MOH, at the end of 2005 a total of 1.3 million adults and children were living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. In 2005 alone there were an estimated 128,900 new HIV infections, about 353 infections a day including 30,300 HIV positive births and 134,500 AIDS deaths (363 a day), including 20,900 children aged under 15.

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