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August 24-25, 2017 

Managua, Nicaragua

The theme of this year's CONAMI forum is financial inclusion, with a focus on access, quality and change. On August 25, SPTF's Cara Forster will participate in a panel on measuring client outcomes. Read more about the rest of the agenda, which includes discussions on regulation and developing effective national inclusion strategies. 

September 13-15, 2017

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

AFI's Global Policy Forum gathers regulatory institutions to discuss financial inclusion strategies and provides a platform for peer-to-peer learning among regulators. This year's event will focus on financial inclusion initiatives taken by members in the Arab region. Read more about the agenda here.

October 9, 2017 

"Introduction to SPM and Outcomes"
Training, Africa Microfinance Week 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Join SPTF for a day-long SPM training at Africa Microfinance Week. The training will introduce the Universal Standards for SPM, as well as share lessons from the field on client outcomes and action plan implementation. To register, email

October 11, 2017

"How SPM can increase the effectiveness of lending to SMEs" 
Panel, Africa Microfinance Week 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

SPTF and CERISE will host a panel discussion on the challenges financial service providers (FSPs) face when lending to SMEs and the ways SPM can help providers address those challenges. 

October 13, 2017

"Introduction to the SPI4 Audit Tool"
Training, Africa Microfinance Week

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Join CERISE for a day-long introductory training on the SPI4 audit tool. The tool lets FSPs assess themselves against the full set of Universal Standards for SPM. To register, email

Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017

Financial Inclusion Week 2017

During this week, the Center for Financial Inclusion will gather global organizations to discuss how products and partnerships are advancing financial inclusion, not just financial access. CFI is calling for organizations to host events during the week, including conferences, webinars, and Twitter chats. 

Resources and References

Explore the resources below for tools and guidance to help strengthen your social performance management and achieve your social and financial goals.

Universal Standards for Social Performance Management Technical Assistance Database  Universal Standards Implementation Guide
SPI4 Tool SPTF Guidance Notes SPTF Resource Center
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