Invitation for Proposal and Price quotes to facilitate an Exposure Visits (Re-Advertised)

AEMFI would like to invite interested and qualified consulting/training firms to submit proposals to faciliate two exposure visits it plans to arrange for its board members.

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

The MFDR aims to provide the current developments in the area of microfinance and other related topics in developing countries in general and Ethiopia in particular. Various stakeholders, practitioners, academicians, researchers, consultants and interested delegates have previously participated in contributing their experiences and views for the Development Review. Currently, AEMFI is looking for interested individuals who would like to participate in the Development Review by providing an article on microfinance related issues. Hence, the Association invites you to submit an article not more than twenty pages for screening until June 16, 2020 via our email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please use the Subject line: Submitting article for MFDR

 Note: Modest honorarium of birr 5,000 will be paid for delegates after publication of their Articles took place.

Latest news

Workshop to promote Ethiopian Inclusive Finance Training and Reserach Institute (EIFTRI)

The workshop was conducted on August 25, 2022 in AEMFI with the aim of promoting the training and research wing of AEMFI- Ethiopian Inclusive Finance Training and Research Institute (EIFTRI), which was established in 2014.

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AEMFI signed MOU with ILO - Certification Program on financial Education and Capacity Building on Microinsurance

AEMFI and the International Labor Organization have signed an MOU on the 12th of October 2022 at AEMFI’s office, which marks the beginning of a new collaboration.

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11th Biennial Microfinance held in Bahirdar from January 25- 28,2022

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI), in collaboration with Amhara Credit and Saving S.C (ACSI) organized its 11th Biennial conference from January 25 to January 28, 2022 in Bahirdar, Ethiopia. The theme of the conference was ' “Promoting Digital Finance and COVID Resilient Financial Services towards the Achievement of Financial Inclusion”.  

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Updates on recent activities of AEMFI

TOTs to MFI Staffs and TSPs

AEMFI in partnership with LIFT delivered two Training of Trainers (TOTs) to microfinance practitioners and technical service providers in the sector from November 11-20, 2020. The focus area of the first training was on SLLC linked product manual preparation/ product development, while the second one focused on Business plan appraisal and saving mobilization. A total of 14 participants from various microfinance institutions and independent technical service providers attended the trainings.

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10th Biennial Microfinance Conference held between November 28- December 1,2018

The 10th Biennial conference took place from Wednesday November 28 to Saturday December 1, 2018 in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Over 160 people from the inclusive finance arena; specifically, executive directors and board representatives of MFIs, MSE and SME promotion agencies, Banks, local as well as foreign universities, international organizations, entrepreneurship promotion organizations, technology companies, consultancy companies, financial cooperative experts and development partners from across the country and the continent attended the four-day event.


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Profiles of success

List of Certified MFI Technical Service Providers

AEMFI in partnership with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management introduced a co-branded microfinance (MFI) technical service providers certification programme in November 2018.

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Invest in women, transforming lives


The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was established in June 1999 as a non-profit non-governmental organization after its legal registration by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice.

Currently AEMFI has 35 member MFIs providing microfinance activities in the areas of credit delivery, saving, money transfer, and pension payment services in 8 of the 11 regional states/administrative organs of the EFDRE.


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