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SPTF is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to support a Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility in Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA). Their support will cover the three-year period from 2018-2020. The RIFF-SEA will aim to advance responsible inclusive finance practices in Southeast Asia by providing trainings and co-financing activities at the FSP-level. 

Target countries

The RIFF-SEA will focus on the following countries:

  1. Cambodia
  2. Indonesia
  3. Laos
  4. Myanmar
  5. The Philippines
  6. Vietnam


SPTF is in the process of determining which trainings and co-financing projects the RIFF-SEA will offer. SPTF wants to ensure that the activities offered respond to the demands and needs in the region. To that end, it is conducting a demand survey of various stakeholders in Southeast Asia. If you would like to fill out the survey, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details of the chosen trainings and co-financing projects, as well as applications for those activities, will be available on this page by the end of the first quarter of 2018. 

While we are finalizing the activities with partners in the region, please note the RIFF-SEA will be modeled after the Responsible Microfinance Facility (RMF), which aims to advance responsible inclusive finance practices in Africa and the Middle East, and the RIFF-CAC, which focuses on Central America and the Caribbean. These facilities generally offer the following activities: 

  • Trainings.
    1. Three-day introductory training on responsible inclusive finance
    2. Client protection workshop
    3, SPI4 workshop
    4. Training technical assistance (TA) providers on client protection
    5. Training TA providers on all other elements of SPM.

  • Activities eligible for co-financing.
    1. Accompanied SPI4 assessment plus additional support
    2. Client protection assessment
    3. Upgrade project chosen by the provider
    4. Specialized training for the provider on an aspect of SPM of its choosing
    5. Smart certification and/or social rating.