Responsible Microfinance Facility
The Responsible Microfinance Facility (RMF) is an initiative aimed at strengthening capacity and SPM practices of financial institutions in Africa and the Middle East. The RMF offers trainings and provides co-financing to financial institutions for capacity-building activities. Launched in 2015, the RMF is funded by the Agence Française de Développement and managed by SPTF in
collaboration with the Smart Campaign. The facility has been extended to run through 2021.
The RMF has received 217 applications to date for trainings or grants to co-finance projects that were designed by FSPs. The RMF has approved 48 trainings and 66 co-financing grants, implemented across 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
The RMF Steering Committee reviews applications on a quarterly basis. Please apply by June 19, 2018 to be considered in the second quarter 2018 review. Application forms are available in French or English.
RMF launches co-financing for digital transformation projects
RMF is co-financing two new activities on digital transformation. FSPs may apply for a specialized training or an upgrade project on transformation. Applications will be on RMF's website soon. Please email email@example.com for further information.
Not in Africa or the Middle East?
SPTF manages two other regional facilities similar to the RMF model: the Responsible Finance Facility in Central America and the Caribbean (FFRI-CAC) and the Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility in Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA).