ING and NpM launch report: Dutch Contributions to and Trends in the Microfinance Sector

13 November, 2014

A Billion to Gain?  

 In 2012 NpM and ING presented the 'A Billion to Gain?' study on Dutch contributions to the microfinance sector. NpM took the initiative to update this information and made an analysis of the data resulting from the CGAP Funder Surveys 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The ING Economics Department has, in cooperation with Israel Unger (researcher involved in the last two studies of 'A Billion to Gain?'), translated the analysis into a full report. The editorial board included members of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IOB), Triple Jump, ING and NpM.

NpM members' investments in microfinance grown to €2.5 billion in 2013

One of the interesting main findings is that despite of decreased overall support for development aid and the uncertain financial markets, a relatively large proportion; 9.7% of all foreign investments in microfinance (26% of €110 billion total investments made worldwide), is covered by the Dutch investors that are united in the NpM platform. Together they enabled investments to grow from €2.1 billion in 2010 to €2.5 billion in 2013. It is expected that this trend will continue and that the Dutch microfinance sector will grow with 9% in 2014 and 10% in 2015.

Read the full press release (in Dutch) and report (see also: NpM publications) to find out more about regional differences in, and impacts of the investments made. Please note that the report involves a correction (erratum) made based on some findings.



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