Microfinance Solvency and COVID-19: A Call for Coordination

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

07 December 2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Is a solvency crisis looming for the microfinance sector – particularly for small and medium-sized providers of microfinance?  If so, where will it most likely take hold, and what will happen to the customers now being served?  What can be done by stakeholders in the microfinance sector to cushion the impact of segments of the microfinance sector failing?  If resulting consolidations take place within microfinance markets, what shape should they take to avoid adversely impacting their current customers? What lessons can be learned from ongoing workout negotiations between troubled microfinance institutions and their investors?  What inter-creditor challenges are arising as negotiations move beyond “handshakes?” How can digitalization improve the resiliency of individual microfinance institutions and the sector at large? These are some of the burning questions that will be discussed by voices from the microfinance community.