As a favored instrument of financial inclusion, microfinance serves more than 150 million low-income people worldwide, notably micro and small enterprises. Often informal, these enterprises play a leading economic role in developing countries when it comes to employment and wealth creation, and as the main path to training and employment for young people.
Faced with a steadily growing number of clients excluded from the traditional banking system, microfinance is continuing to expand and attempting to offer more suitable services, including mobile technologies for instance. In response to recent crises, microfinance actors have innovated to renew its social mission through appropriate regulation and social responsibility. For more than 20 years, GRET has supported microfinance institutions (MFIs), adopting the position of investor in several MFIs to build their capacities, develop innovative products and promote their social responsibility. It is also a key actor in disseminating sector knowledge by running the www.lamicrofinance.org portal and as a member of the board of directors for CERISE, which conducts research and disseminates social performance monitoring for microfinance.
In the field of small enterprise support and vocational training, GRET has for 20 years supported the elaboration of quality training courses that suit local labor markets (especially in the informal sector) and dovetail with existing formal training. Since 2008, it has been testing the roll out of systems to support young people in the definition of their professional plans and job searches. One aim is to consolidate, even create, systems that move beyond sector-specific logics and are conceived in close conjunction with enterprises and public authorities so that they last.
Senegal | 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020
The AjeSud project aims to promote the employment and professional integration of young people in migrant departure areas through better access to financial and non-financial resources. AjeSud is part of the EU's "Developing Employment in Senegal" (DES) program and ...
Enhancing livelihood, income generation and resilience of the vulnerable population in South Chin and North Rakhine (Myanmar)
Myanmar | 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
Chin and Rakhine States are identified as very vulnerable States in Myanmar, weakened by frequent disasters and confronted to major local challenges. GRET and its partners are implementing an integrated and connected project in 3 Townships of Union ...
Senegal | 07/08/2012 - 06/08/2015
The FINRUR Senegal project aims to improve the economic situation of small agricultural cooperatives and rural households (members of the cooperatives union RESOPP in Senegal) strengthening the capacities of the Mutual Savings and Credit COOPEC, financial instrument of ...
Evaluation du projet de création du Centre de Formation Professionnelle aux Métiers de l’eau à Vientiane (Laos)
Laos | 30/07/2012 - 10/11/2012
Entre 2004 et 2008, la Société des Eaux de Vientiane (NPNL) a mis en place un centre de formation professionnelle pour l'eau potable et l'assainissement. Sous financement de l'AFD, ce projet visait à contribuer à l’amélioration de la ...
Chin MFI |
Myanmar | 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014
Grat created an MFI in Myanmar, Chin State: the chin MFI. In this project, Gret conducted a feasibility study in the southern Chin to define the conditions for the development of Microfinance activities in the area. A second aspects of ...
Chin MFI |
Myanmar | 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013
GRET created a Microfinance Institution in Myanmar, Chin State: the Chin MFI. The project aims at developping the activity of the Chin MFI through a better coverage of the actual townships (opening of new villages) and a geographical extension ...
etude diaspora |
Cameroon, Senegal | 08/12/2011 - 30/03/2012
Feasibility study for a project on the productive investment of diaspora members living in France. Objectives of the study: - Analysis of the existing in France and abroad - Diagnosis of the situation - Formulation of a ...
Value Chain Development for Inclusive Economic Growth in Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Union of My-anmar
Myanmar | 15/06/2011 - 14/06/2014
The action is the continuation of previous projects that helped creating the conditions for a pro- gressive transition from post-Nargis emergency actions to medium and long terms actions in the Townships of Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun. The main goal of ...
Senegal | 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011
The general objective of the action is to improve the food security of rural and urban households by increasing the availability of food products for self-consumption and consumption in zones where there are shortages, and by improving food ...
Etude sur les métiers porteurs : dynamiques entrepreneuriales, insertion et formation professionnelle (en)
Congo, Madagascar, Senegal | 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010
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Institutions publiques et collectivités locales
Mauritanie : Inap-FTP, Ministère délégué auprès du Ministre de l’Education nationale chargé de l’emploi, de la formation professionnelle et des nouvelles technologies (MDEFPNT), Communauté urbaine de Nouakchott et mairies des périphéries de Nouakchott.
France : Cerise, CFSI, CIDR, Essor, Iram. Luxembourg : ADA. Belgique : ADG. Bénin : Bureau d’Appui aux artisans (BAA – Bénin). France :
Organismes professionnelles, groupements, organisations paysannes
Sénégal : RESOPP
Collectifs et Réseaux
Réseau international en ingénierie de la formation appliquée au développement local (Riifadel), Commission Éducation et formation professionnelle de Coordination SUD, groupe informel formation/insertion professionnelles.
Investisseurs et Partenaires/Société générale de Mauritanie/Apoyo Integral/Blue Orchard/Oikocredit
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