Organizations and Networks focusing on Financial Inclusion

Many organizations and foundations are working on issues of financial inclusion around the world in a variety of ways, including microlending, expansion of financial services to underserved populations and impact investing.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity
AEO is a national association of organizations committed to microenterprise development in the United States.

Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI)
The largest and most successful state-owned bank with a focus on microenterprise, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) provides savings, credit, and other financial services to all socioeconomic levels of Indonesian society.

Banking with the Poor
The Banking with the Poor (BWTP) Network arose out of the Banking with the Poor project of the Foundation for Development Cooperation. An independent nonprofit organization based in Brisbane, Australia, the Foundation aims to strengthen international cooperation and development, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

Founded in 1983, CALMEADOW is a global microfinance pioneer, focusing its efforts on mobilizing and managing capital for direct investment in developing microfinance institutions in Latin America and Africa.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP)
CGAP, a microfinance program housed within the World Bank, is a multi-donor effort designed to reduce poverty by increasing access to financial services for very poor households through financially sustainable institutions.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Inter-American Development Bank’s Microenterprise Unit
The Microenterprise Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank coordinates and implements the Bank's microenterprise mission. This mission aims to expand economic opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean through sustainable, dynamic microenterprise development.

Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD)
FIELD, a program of the Aspen Institute, is a research and development fund dedicated to the expansion and sustainability of microenterprise development efforts, particularly those aimed at poor Americans.

MicroFinance Network 
The MicroFinance Network (MFN) is a global association of leading microfinance practitioners who are committed to improving the lives of low-income people through the provision of credit, savings and other financial services.

Moksha-Yug Access
MYA is a rural infrastructure and services company with a primary focus on microfinance.  The vision of MYA is to establish poverty-free villages by leveraging the financial resources and innovation of the private sector, the knowledge and commitment of NGOs and the vast outreach of the public sector.

Opportunity Finance Network
Opportunity Finance Network is the leading network of private financial intermediaries identifying and investing in opportunities to benefit low-income and low-wealth people in the U.S.

Headquartered in Amersfoort, Holland, Oikocredit is a development institution that provides credit to financially disadvantaged people. Oikocredit finances cooperatives, microfinance institutions and viable enterprises in various economic sectors in 31 countries throughout Latin America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP)
SEEP is an association of more than 40 North American private and voluntary organizations that support micro- and small enterprise programs in the developing world. Its mission is to provide a vehicle for the collective examination of agency experience, serving as a forum for members to engage in joint research and training.

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Unitus is a global microfinance accelerator that acts as a social venture capital investor for the microfinance industry. Unitus identifies the highest-potential microfinance institutions (MFIs) in developing countries and helps accelerate their growth through capital investments and capacity-building consulting, thus empowering them to help exponentially more poor people worldwide.