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Co-financing available to help you with COVID-related projects

If you would like to apply for co-financing to help you face challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, please use one of the application forms below. If you have a question about which application to use, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RIFF-SEA will notify you with a decision within one month of receiving your application. RIFF-SEA has increased its maximum co-financing share to 80% of the total project budget, but the maximum possible grant amount remains US$18,000.  

Overview

The Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA) launched in May 2018 and is funded by the Ministry of Foregin and European Affairs in Luxembourg. SPTF is managing the RIFF-SEA. The purpose of the RIFF-SEA is to strengthen the capacity and responsible inclusive finance practices of financial service providers in Southeast Asia. The RIFF-SEA will operate through 31 December 2021. 

The RIFF-SEA will offer trainings and provide co-financing to providers for certain activities: 

  • Trainings:
    1. Introductory training on responsible inclusive finance
    2. Training of client protection assessors
    3. Training of SPI4 auditors
    4. Training technical assistance (TA) providers on client protection
    5. Training TA providers on other aspects of social performance management (SPM)
    6. Training regulators on SPM 
  • Co-financing activities:
    1. SPI4 audit 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. Social Rating and/or Client Protection Certification

Target countries

The RIFF-SEA will focus on the following countries:

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

Apply to the RIFF-SEA

To submit an application, download the Word document for a given activity, fill out the form, and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. Responsible Inclusive Finance Introductory Training
Application 

2. Client Protection Assessor Training* 
Application 

3. SPI4 Auditor Training
Application 

4. Training of technical assistance (TA) providers on specific areas of client protection
Application 

5. Training of technical assistance (TA) providers on specific areas of SPM
Application  

6. SPI4 Audit Plus 
Application

7. Client Protection Assessment*
Application 

8. Upgrade project 
Application 

9. Specialized training for a provider on a specific area of SPM
Application

10. Social Rating 
Application

*Please note: Given Smart Campaign's closure in December 2020, SPTF and CERISE are working with industry stakeholders to update trainings, assessments, and certifications that would help financial service providers advance client protection practices. We hope to launch them soon. If you're interested in applying for one of these projects when they launch, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an update on these activities.