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RIM is a collaboration of organizations with a vested interest in raising the standards of risk management in the microfinance industry.

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Founding Members

 
TripleJump
OikoCredit
microfinanza
Meda
Calmeadow
CFI
ADA
MFX.

Contributing Members

Partners

 
House of Training
CapPlus_web
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Participating Institutions

State of the Industry

…most MFIs are faced with serious problems installing internal control systems, and they have no measures of assessing the institutional and business risks that are inherent in their operations.

Kenyan Respondent in the 2014 Banana Skins Report

…there is still a weak understanding among all of the staff of financial institutions of what integrated risk management is all about.

Microfinancier in Guatemala in the 2014 Banana Skins Report

Many MFIs engage in risk management efforts due in part to pressures they face from regulators or investors rather than from a deep appreciation of risk management and the social and financial value it can bring to an institution.

Respondent from the 2014 Banana Skins Report

“The market was quickly flooded with credit. Risk management went out of the window.”

Bruce Whitfield on the collapse of African Bank

“…many microfinance businesses have failed because their managers lacked the requisite skill and knowledge to understand the risks associated with their operations.”

Ekow Essabra-Mensah on the state of the Ghanian microfinance sector

In 2013, “…50 of the over-700 microfinance institutions operating in the country collapsed — affecting clients who lost their investments.”

Ekow Essabra-Mensah on the state of the Ghanian microfinance sector