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Since its creation, microfinance has become a significant instrument in the fight against poverty and a source of income-generation for the most disadvantaged. This increasingly mature sector currently works with a broad range of stakeholders, including international solidarity organisations that have developed new skills and methods of intervention.

GRET has been working to promote financial inclusion for 30 years, as a creator of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and a provider of technical assistance to existing institutions, while at the same time implementing projects, conducting consulting missions and managing networks (via its coordination of the FinDev Gateway).

GRET places particular focus on strengthening the capacities of its partners to conduct their mission targeting financial inclusion of disadvantaged populations. The quality of institutions’ governance and their adaptation to the socio-economic context in areas of operation are vital. Similarly, GRET aims to preserve the social performance of MFIs. In this regard, it is a founder member and administrator of Cerise, a network for reflections and discussions on responsible microfinance practices.

Business development services, vocational training and professional integration

GRET has been providing business development services to small-scale economic operators in the informal, artisan and agrifood sectors for over 30 years. It works on technical and strategic aspects (management, support-consulting, information, training), and on structuring professional organisations.

In the area of vocational training, GRET implements apprenticeship systems designed to suit the local labour market – in particular in the informal sector and rural communities – that are linked with the existing formal education system. It supports public institutions with the implementation of their vocational training policies. It also works more broadly on employment for young people by supporting them in their integration process.

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.
Opérateurs/ONG/Bureaux d’études
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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