BUILDING CAPACITIES & PROVIDING
TECHNO-MANAGERIAL SUPPORT

ASSIST has provided technical assistance and hand holding in the area of management of community based microfinance models to partner of GIZ, PLAN International as well as supported SHG federations promoted through government programmes. ASSIST has partnered with NABARD for developing and testing SHPI grading tool, and was an empanelled agency with SIDBI for code of conduct compliance assessments of MFIs for several years. ASSIST also conducts assessments of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) for them to apply for loans from formal financial institutions. ASSIST has provided assistance to several institutions such as the World Bank, NABARD, State Rural Livelihoods Missions, PLAN etc. in development of curriculum for financial awareness training, and conducting Training of Trainers for their cadres in financial literacy.

SOME SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS

  • MFI
    ASSOCIATIONS

    Technical assistance for incubating the State level MFI association in Odisha with support from PSIG-SIDBI (2016-17)

    Strategic Business Planning for Afghanistan Microfinance Association (2015)

  • BANKS

    Sensitization programmes and exposure visits for bankers on MFI operations and due diligence (2014-17)

    Organizational Development led training and development partnership with Bihar Gramin Bank for deepening their financial inclusion outreach (2016-17)

  • DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
    INSTITUTIONS

    Development of 30 Model Enterprise Profiles for MUDRA (2017)

    Managing the Secretariat of the Microfinance Lenders’ Forum for SIDBI (2013-2016)

    Setting up and managing the Secretariat for Microfinance Transparency (MFT) for the India Pricing Transparency Initiative (2010-11)

  • NGOS,
    GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES

    Capacity Building of Partner Institutions under Umbrella Programme for National Resource Management in area of ‘Financial Management and Enhancing Business Performance’ for GIZ and NABARD (2013-2018)

    Development of training package for Financial Literacy and conducting Training of Trainers of staff and Community Resource Persons