NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, is the leading national platform in inclusive finance sector worldwide. Established in 2003, the platform brings together Dutch development organisations, social investors and commercial banks active in the inclusive finance sector. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NpM’s 13 members share a commitment to expanding access to finance in underserved regions and to anticipate the changing need in the sector to grow towards a responsible industry. The members of NpM are active in over 90 countries and have committed EUR 2.8 billion to the inclusive finance sector. NpM’s activities are directed to the contribution of the financial sector in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
The publication 'Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance and Food Security' shows that small-scale farmers are increasingly using ICT applications. This offers opportunities for financial institutions, as farmers become less risky to finance. The publication is based on an analysis of 250 projects. Read more
On 16 February NpM and Rabobank Foundation launched a Board of Inspiration for the promotion of the use of satellite data for the financing of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Under the guidance of Prins Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje Nassau, participating organisations in the Board are NPM, Rabobank Foundation, FMO and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more
7 February 2017 – Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Social investor Oikocredit today announced that it will welcome Thos Gieskes as its new managing director as of April 2017. Read more