Funding Landscape: Recommended Reading

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1. Valuing Microfinance Institutions: Where Are We Now - Insights from the Financial Inclusion Equity Council
Jul 2017, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
Challenges faced by impact investors on valuation methods and data

2. GIIN Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017
May 2017, GIIN
In its seventh edition, this state of the market report presents investors’ perspectives on key issues important to the impact investing industry, as well as analysis of their investment activity, asset allocations by geography, sector, and investment instrument, impact measurement practice, and performance.

3. Development Finance Institutions and Financial Inclusion: From Institution-Building to Market Development
Mar 2017, CGAP
How and why funders should shift their focus to a market systems approach

4. Microfinance Funds: 10 Years of Research & Practice
Dec 2016, Symbiotics SA, CGAP
A review and analysis of CGAP & Symbiotics’ Microfinance Investment Vehicles Surveys

5. Taking Stock: Recent Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion
Dec 2016, CGAP
Findings from CGAP’s annual Cross-Border Funder Survey

6. Micro and SME Finance Market Outlook 2017
Nov 2016, responsAbility Investments for Prosperity
Summary of market trends and expected industry developments for 2017

7. Guidelines on Outcomes Management for Investors
Oct 2016, European Microfinance Platform (E-MFP), Social Performance Task Force (SPTF)
How to integrate outcomes measurement, analysis and reporting into investment operations

8. Leveraging Equity Investments to Build Inclusive Financial Markets
Apr 2016, CGAP
How can investors use equity funding instruments to achieve sustainable impact?

9. A Market Systems Approach to Financial Inclusion: Guidelines for Funders
Sep 2015, CGAP
How can funders facilitate development via inclusive financial markets?

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