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This platform is a collaborative project between the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI), and the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF).


Its objective is to provide a forum to host blogs and promote discussion and debate about the challenges and solutions for the financial inclusion sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFI and e-MFP will use the ideas generated through this forum to update the 2010 CFI paper, Weathering the Storm, by Daniel Rozas, and re-frame it for this new global crisis.


If you wish to submit a piece for publication on this site, please contact e-MFP at We welcome any high-quality and relevant original content (which can be cross-posted elsewhere) but will not run previously-published material. We welcome submission of new discussion threads in the forum. Contributions to the forum and comments to posted material are open to all, but irrelevant, spam or other inappropriate content will be removed.

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The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) is the leading network of organisations and individuals active in the financial inclusion sector in developing countries. It numbers over 130 members from all geographic regions and specialisations of the microfinance community, including consultants & support service providers, investors, FSPs, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. For more information visit our website

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The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) is an independent think tank housed at Accion that works to better serve, protect and empower clients. We learn, test and share insights; promote concrete solutions; and advocate for inclusive, responsible finance that helps – not harms – individuals. We collaborate with stakeholders globally to achieve our goal of enabling 3 billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector to improve their lives. For more information, visit us at



The SPTF is a non-profit membership organization with more than 3,000 members from all over the world. Our members come from every stakeholder group in inclusive finance. SPTF engages with these stakeholders to develop and promote standards and good practices for social performance management (SPM), in an effort to make financial services safer and more beneficial for clients. For more information visit

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