Call for Paper: Microfinance Development Review- Volume 12- 2020

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) is planning to publish its Microfinance Development Review (MFDR) Volume 12, No.1.

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Why Social Performance Management is important

By managing both their social and financial performance MFIs can be effective in achieving their social and financial performance MFIs can be effective in achieving their social mission and growing into sustainable businesses.

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Dr. Wolday Amha has served as the Executive Director of the Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) since its inception in 1998 until his untimely death in August 2018.

Prior to this, he worked as a consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture as National Constraint Analysis Advisor under FAO's Special Program for Food Production and Food Grain Marketing Project (MEDAC he worked /MSU/USAID project) and as a consultant for a number of NGOs helping them to improve their credit and saving operations.


Dr. Wolday was Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Addis Ababa University, Teaching International Economics, Transport Economics and Introduction to Economics. Participated in the M.Sc. program of the department as thesis supervisor, Assistant Professor, Awassa College of Agriculture.

He was the editor of the Microfinance Development Review and has edited and published various books and articles on food security, agricultural marketing and microfinance. Dr. Wolday was the Vice President of the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) for four years and now a days the president of EEA; an executive committee member of the Ethiopia Agricultural Society; and an associate editor of Journal of Ethiopian Agricultural Economics. Dr. was elected to the Board and president of AFMIN in 2000.

He was the founding director of AEMFI and its research and training wing: EIFTRI (Ethiopian Inclusive Finance and Training Institute).

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