Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN)
PMN is a network of organizations engaged in microfinance and dedicated to improving the outreach and sustainability of microfinance in Pakistan. PMN acts as a disseminator of microfinance information with the aim of enhancing the scale, quality, diversity and sustainability of microfinance providers in Pakistan. PMN is now recognized locally and globally as the national association for retail players in Pakistan’s microfinance industry. Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission [SECP] in April 2001 under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, PMN is a member driven network with a vision to expand access to formal financial services in Pakistan.
Pakistan Post is providing postal services in every nook and corner of the country through a network of around 13,000 post offices. Pakistan Post is providing delivery services to about 20 million households and businesses as community service without any cost considerations. In addition to its traditional role, the Pakistan Post also performs agency functions on behalf of Federal and Provincial governments, which inter-alias include Savings Bank, Postal Life Insurance, Collection of Taxes, Collection of Electricity, Water, Sui Gas and Telephone bills.
Microfinance Network (MFN)
MFN is a global community of leading microfinance players. Through the MFN, 30 members from 25 countries share ideas, experiences, and innovative solutions to the challenges they face in search of continuous success. MFN members, whether they are commercial banks or NGOs, share the common belief that an MFI can serve more clients by establishing a sustainable and profitable institution. MFN members also believe that an MFI can achieve both financial and social goals by establishing innovative business models.
Banking With The Poor (BWTP)
The Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP) is Asia’s microfinance network that works towards building efficient, large-scale sustainable organizations, through cooperation, training and capacity building with the aim of achieving innovative, appropriate and demand-driven financial services for the poor. The Network is an association of a diverse range of microfinance stakeholders committed to improving the quality of life of the poor through promoting and facilitating their access to sustainable financial services. The BWTP Network is an initiative of the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) and its Secretariat is based in Brisbane.
MIX promotes responsible financial services for underserved communities through data analytics and market insight. Incorporated in 2002, MIX is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with regional offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. MIX provides the platform for MIX Market. MIX Market is a data hub where microfinance institutions (MFIs) and supporting organizations share institutional data to broaden transparency and market insight. This exchange enables users to establish reporting standards, alleviate reporting burden, and promote responsible investment. Supported by validated social and financial performance data, MIX Market provides analysis on risks and opportunities in the markets where MFIs operate.
MicroFinance Transparency is an international non-governmental organization that promotes transparency by facilitating microfinance pricing disclosure, offering policy advisory services and developing training and education materials for all market stakeholders. MFTransparency represents an industry movement toward responsible pricing practices. MFTranparency’s work centers around four core components, which are pricing disclosure, training and education, policy advisory, and industry voice for transparent pricing
Microcredit Summit Campaign
The Microcredit Summit Campaign brings together microfinance practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and others involved with microfinance to promote best practices in the field, to stimulate the interchanging of knowledge and to work towards reaching our goals.
Consultative Group To Assist The Poor (CGAP)
CGAP is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
University of Agriculture Faisalabad is the premier agricultural university of the country. It is one of the major educational and research institute in the country that contributes to the research towards innovation in agricultural practices.
Nizam Energy (Private) Limited
Nizam Energy (Pvt) Ltd is the Nizam conglomerate’s solar energy initiative. They provide the best quality products at an attractive price with strong technical support.
JCR-VIS is operating as a “Full Service” rating agency providing independent rating services in Pakistan. JCR-VIS is a joint venture between Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR) – Japan’s premier rating agency, Vital Information Services (Pvt.) Limited (VIS) – Pakistan’s only data bank and financial research organization, Karachi Stock Exchange and Islamabad Stock Exchange. JCR-VIS Credit Rating Co. Ltd. (JCR-VIS) is approved by Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan and State Bank of Pakistan.
History of Donors
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. They are working collectively with the Government and people of Pakistan on developing and supporting nationally-driven solutions to development challenges and improving livelihoods and resilience.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. It is driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards and decent work for all.185 of the 193 UN member states are members of the ILO.
Ministry Of Women Development, Government Of Pakistan
The Ministry of Women Development is a body of Government of Pakistan working to ensure that women’s needs and adequately represented in public policy, and there is equality of opportunity in education and employment.
Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation (SDC)
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities. The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.
Canadian International Development Agency
The mission of Canadian International Development Agency is to lead Canada’s international effort to help people living in poverty. It is mandated to manage Canada’s support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable results and engage in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada’s effort to realize its development objectives.