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AMT's objective

The objective of AMT is to improve the credibility of the African microfinance sector by encouraging a majority of MFIs to regularly produce and disseminate standardised and transparent financial data.

Launched as a pilot project by ADA in 2001, the African Microfinance Transparency Forum (AMT) became a legally constituted organisation registered in South Africa in 2008.

The network’s current membership is composed of 50 MFIs, the 4 specialised rating agencies active on the continent, and 3 associate members.

Vision and Mission

Our vision:

“The African Microfinance Transparency’s vision is to establish a culture of transparency principally through the use of regular microfinance ratings and other transparency requirements amongst the majority of African MFIs so as to promote their growth, development and professionalization.”

Our mission:

“The African Microfinance Transparency’s mission is to promote transparency and accountability of African microfinance institutions in order to strengthen performance and improve the efficiency of their activities in terms of poverty alleviation poverty alleviation and financial inclusion.”

Pas encore membre d’AMT ?

Becoming a member of AMT gives you the opportunity to:

  • Participate in AMT's annual General Assembly. Only ordinary members have the right to vote in the elections.
  • Participate in all the events organised by AMT (African Microfinance Week, Investor's Fair, workshops and member trainings) at a preferential rate
  • MFI profile and logo are uploaded on the website
  • Possibility to announce events and other information via AMT's database and website
  • Have access to AMT's co-funding mechanism
  • Register to AMT's mailing list

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Promoting transparency in microfinance

What is transparency?

Financial transparency refers to the production, testing, dissemination and use of information related to a microfinance institution’s (MFI) financial performance.

An MFI's transparency sequence begins with an MFI gathering and reporting accurate information. It then extends to having that information verified by external third parties which can further analyse, compare, and judge the performance described by that information.

The importance of transparency

Financial and social transparency is crucial for an MFI to access external funding, as they need to prove they manage to cover their costs by providing recent, precise and transparent information to investors.

AMT considers that microfinance ratings are an excellent tool for MFIs to provide all necessary information to investors.