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Legal and Regulatory Reform for Access to Finance: A Policy and Programming Tool

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This comprehensive module sets out details for running a day-long training course, made up of 14 sessions, covering a policy and programming tool on the subject of legal and regulatory reform for access to finance. It is intended that at the end of the course, participants will:

  • understand the term “access to finance” and the possible policy interventions that correspond to this term.
  • know the basic of microfinance regulation best practice
  • be familiar with the Policy and Programming Tool and its use in analysing programme options
  • learn how to gather and analyse materials relevant to the tool
  • learn how to contract outside expertise

Each session guide sets out all the relevant steps for a facilitator to be able to run the session. This includes and indication of the time-period, an upfront summary of the key messages of the session and then a step-by-step guide to running the session. This guide is broken down by chunks of time so the facilitator can map out exactly all the logistics. Many of the sessions include handouts, flip chart activities and index card notes, all of which are set out in a clear guide found at the end of this training module.

The sessions to be conducted are broken down as follows:

  • Introduction
  • What is access to finance and why is it important?
  • How do we program “access to finance”?
  • What is microfinance regulation?
  • Can policy interventions always solve this issue?
  • Introducing the tool
  • Step one: assessing the situation
  • Step two: analyse conditions for reform
  • Using step two
  • Step two debrief
  • Step three: focus your efforts
  • Step four: decisions for the lorax republic
  • Debrief tool
  • Closing summary

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