RMGM Assessment Toolkit

Assessor / Consultant Toolkit

RIM has developed the Graduation Model Assessment Toolkit as a step-by-step guide for the contracting party and the assessors implementing the Model’s assessment process within an MFI. This toolkit is divided into three distinct sections:

1. Overview
2. Administrative Guide
3. Technical Guide

The Administrative Guide is aimed at Graduation Model assessors as well as contracting parties and provides guidance on the administration of the Model’s assessments, including subsections related to gaining buy-in, negotiating and contracting, and post-assessment administration.

The Technical Guide, is aimed at Graduation Model assessors and provides guidance on the technical implementation of the Model’s assessment methodology. This includes off-site preparation, on-site assessment, analyzing results, the Institutional Graduation Path Workshop, and concluding the assessor’s visit. At each of these steps, the Toolkit is accompanied by practical tips and tools that should inform the assessor’s implementation of the Graduation Model Assessment.

Practical Tools

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Step 1: Gaining Buy-in Around the RMGM Framework and Assessment Process

Purpose: Explain the benefits of, understand institutional readiness for, and generate interest in the RMGM Assessment

The Practical Tools below are intended to assist in the process of gaining buy-in with partner MFIs:

1.1 – RIM Strategic Plan

1.2 – RMGM Assessment Marketing Document—to Funders

1.3 – RMGM Assessment Marketing Document—to MFIs

1.4 – Example Final Report

1.5 – FAQs Gaining Buy-in

Step 2: Negotiating and Contracting

Purpose: Formalize the relationship between the contracting party, MFI, and assessor

This Administrative Guide provides a number of Practical Tools which can assist in the negotiating and contracting process with partner MFIs and assessors:

2.1 – Example Clauses to Be Included in Contracting Party Contracts

2.2 – RMGM Assessment Pricing Tool

2.3 – Terms of Reference Template

2.4 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Non-Deposit-Taking Institutions

2.5 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Deposit-Taking Institutions

Step 3: Off-Site Preparation

Purpose: To prepare for on-site RMGM assessment by collecting and reviewing the MFI’s documentation and evaluating its risk management system on paper and in theory

This guide’s Practical Tools can assist the assessor with off-site preparation, including:

3.1 – Document Request

3.2 – On-Site Agenda Sample

3.3 – RMGM Assessment Tool How-To Guide Video

3.4 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ User Guide

3.5 – Risk Management Knowledge Base

3.6 – MicroRate Tier Level Definition

Step 4: On-Site Assessment

Purpose: To assess the reality of the MFI’s risk management systems against best-practice standards within RMGM guidelines for MFIs at the relevant tier level.

This guide offers Practical Tools to assist the assessor with on-site assessment, including:

4.1 – Risk Management House Self-Assessment Template

4.2 – RMGM Assessment Introduction Slide Deck

In addition, please see:

2.4 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Non-Deposit-Taking Institutions

2.5 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Deposit-Taking Institutions

3.3 – RMGM Assessment Tool How-To Guide Video

3.5 – Risk Management Knowledge Base

Step 5: Analyzing Results

Purpose: To analyze and interpret the outcome of RMGM Assessment.

This toolkit’s Practical Tools can assist the assessor with analyzing results, including:

5.1 – Risk Management House Component Graphics

In addition, please see:

2.4 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Non-Deposit-Taking Institutions

2.5 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Deposit-Taking Institutions

3.5 – Risk Management Knowledge Base

Step 6: Institutional Graduation Path Workshop

Purpose: To present and validate the findings of the RMGM Assessment and facilitate a participatory strategy and planning workshop for organizational development.

6.1 – Institutional Graduation Path Workshop Agenda Sample

6.2 – Institutional Graduation Path Workshop Template & Facilitator’s Guide

6.3 – Slide Deck–Institutional Graduation Path Planning with Senior Management

6.4 – Slide Deck—Institutional Graduation Path Review with Board of Directors

In addition, please see:

2.4 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Non-Deposit-Taking Institutions

2.5 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ for Deposit-Taking Institutions

Step 7: Concluding the Assessor’s On-Site Visit

Purpose: To hand off all of the RMGM Assessment outputs, through verbal communication and documentation, to all the stakeholders; ensure that the contracting party and the MFI have what they need to continue to improve risk management through implementation of the Institutional Graduation Path

7.1 – RMGM Assessment Report Template

Step 8: Post-Assessment Administration

Purpose: To ensure that RMGM Assessment activities are concluded appropriately, evaluation of the RMGM process is completed, and all parties are clear on their ongoing responsibility for monitoring and implementing the Institutional Graduation Path over time.

8.1 – Sample Agenda—Wrap-up Call with Assessor

8.2 – Sample Agenda—Wrap-up Call with MFI

8.3 – Evaluation Survey—MFI

8.4 – Evaluation Survey—Contracting Party

8.5 – RMGM Assessment Tool Plus+ Upload Portal

In addition, please see:

7.1 – RMGM Assessment Report Template

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