MCBF aims to scale-up capacity building efforts to the financial sector for the benefit of poor and low-income people in Africa, with a special emphasis on women and rural areas.
The second call for proposals is now closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.
Photo: Apprentice crafts man working on Kente in the Volta Region under contract with London based brand Nyonyo & Yayra.
The Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF) will offer technical assistance to build the capacity of retail financial institutions (micro level), the microfinance market infrastructure (meso level), as well as the regulatory environment (macro level). It will fund projects in the following areas of intervention:
The MCBF will provide awards through three separate Calls for Proposals (CfP), occurring annually over the course of 2011 – 2013. Each call with focus on a specific area(s) of intervention and a specific set(s) of African countries. The 1st CfP will open in July 2011, the 2nd CfP in October 2012, and the 3rd CfP in October 2013.