Technical and Advisory Services for Microfinance

Delivering value-added solutions and providing technical expertise to the microfinance sector. Technical Advisory Services (TAS) is a growing thematic area of ECI (Empowerment thru Creative Integration) for capacity building of staff of MFIs. In order to achieve the goals of capacity building of the staff of MFIs, ECI designs tailored advisory services in the areas of institutional development, expanding product diversity beyond simple short-term credit instruments, reaching beyond urban centers, and diversifying funding sources.

By embedding this approach into the core delivery of financial services, the financial institutions get equipped to appropriately manage risk, balance profitability with inclusive finance, and contribute to long-term sustainability and wider systemic growth. Moreover, these services assist financial institutions to adopt a client-centric approach in product design and delivery of customized services for households and micro enterprises.


Cash Flow-based Appraisal Techniques

Designed and delivered 02-day training on Cash Flow Based Appraisal Techniques for staff of AGAHE Pakistan. The aim of the training was to introduce and equip the staff with effective methods of branch management for credit program.

Location: Vehari

Target Audience: 28 staff members of AGAHE

Financial Literacy and Client Awareness Campaign

For DFID and Pakistan Microfinance Network, the Financial Literacy and Client Awareness Campaign project is being implemented with a strong focus on leveraging digital modalities in order to engage and mobilize borrowers in the microfinance sector. An online pre-assessment survey was conducted, followed by a detailed Need Assessment Survey across the country for identification of key messages which were used further for development of a comprehensive material package – including training module & IEC material for 3-day ToFs – and implementation of a media campaign comprising of TVCs, radio programmes along with street theatre, community awareness sessions and a call centre.

Location: Nationwide

Target Audience: – Whole nation

Financial Literacy Trainings for JICA’s Project Beneficiaries

ECI implemented a holistic package on Financial Literacy for project beneficiaries of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Under this project, ECI conducted a baseline survey and a TNA. Based on this, 3 modules were developed and 3 ToTs and 840 trainings were conducted for the beneficiary groups:

Location: Islamabad, Hyderabad and Lahore  

Target Audience: Community (farmers, mothers, textile students)

Capacity Building and Technical Advisory Services Trainings for staff of SAFCO Support Foundation

ECI designed and implemented two 2-day trainings in Hyderabad for staff members of SAFCO Support Foundation. ECI provided specially tailored technical advisory services for capacity building of SSF staff on Stress Management, Motivation and Persuasion and Effective Branch Management

Location: Hyderabad

Target Audience: 48 SSF staff

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