The presentations for the AMFIU annual conference 2013 can be downloaded here
AMFIU has again organized an Informal Information Exchange meeting to focus on Housing Microfinance on 5th April 2013 at 2pm at the Lion Centre, Sheraton Kampala Hotel. The demand for housing microfinance is increasing yet many microfinance institutions are grappling with developing such a product. In view of this, the Centre for Innovation in Shelter and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International, Africa and the Middle East Area Office will be launching a programme in Uganda to facilitate financial services providers to develop housing microfinance products.
Today, global emphasis has shifted to the systematic reporting on the progress microfinance institutions are making towards achieving their social goals. AMFIU has continued to build the capacity of member MFIs to track their social impact through using the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) tool. The PPI is a poverty measurement tool that enables organizations with a mission to serve the poor to manage their social performance with as much purpose and structure as they manage other aspects of their performance. The PPI enables organizations working with the poor to measure and analyze clients’ poverty levels in real-time. It contains 10 questions about a household’s characteristics and asset ownership which are scored to compute the likelihood that the household is living below the poverty line. The PPI for Uganda was created in June 2015 with indicators based on data from the 2012/13 National Household Survey (UNHS) conducted by Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The tool helps in identifying the clients, customers, or employees who are most likely to be poor or vulnerable to poverty, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments for strategic decision-making.