The special consortium that Timpoc Consultants formed with MicroFinanzas, MicroFinanzas Rating, and MDF Ede, was awarded a Long-Term Agreement (2021-2023) by UNCDF to implement evaluations under UNCDF’s annually updated Evaluation Plan. In all those evaluations we pay special attention to financial inclusion of the less privileged in the countries where UNCDF is active.
Towards real(istic) Access of Finance for Migrant Entrepreneurs, A manual for migrant entrepreneurs, trainers/ coaches, staff of public authorities and staff of financial intermediaries with tools and instruments
Over the past years we have lead the Community of Practice on Access to Finance for migrant Entrepreneurs as member of the EMEN project. In the Community of Practice, we have worked together with many partners to understand better how access to finance for migrant entrepreneurs can be improved. By the end of 2020 we submitted a practical manual for migrant entrepreneurs, trainers/ coaches, staff of public authorities and staff of financial intermediaries. It contain comprehensive set of practical tools and instruments.
If you want to obtain a copy, click here https://emen-project.eu/library/
Manual for coaches and mentors to set up and implement A Financial Health Action and Enhancement Plan for Micro-entrepreneurs – Second version, September 2020
For the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA) Klaas Molenaar wrote this manual for business advisors, mentors, coaches, and/or trainers working with micro-entrepreneurs to help them deal effectively with financial issues. It contains a comprehensive approach to measure financial health, methods to enhance and deepen financial understanding and the capacity to deal with financial issues. It is based on the outcome of a joint research project carried out in 2019 and subsequent testing in 2020.
If you want to obtain a copy of the report and manual, click here https://www.european-microfinance.org/publication/enhancing-financial-health-micro-entrepreneurs-beyond-mere-assessment
Timpoc Consultants and its partner R&D Ethiopia have successfully run the first Bootcamp for Growth Oriented Diaspora and young African Entrepreneurs under a contract with the African Union – CIDO. The bootcamp took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in August 2019. The participants running their business in more than 18 different countries, demonstrated a great desire and enthusiasm to contribute to the development of the private sector in their countries. It is expected that this Bootcamp will be rolled out the coming years in the various regions where the African Union is active.
MDF West Africa and Timpoc Consultants developed and tested jointly with staff of UPSA – Ghana the special training programme for Ghanaian SMEs on Transparent and Practical Financial Reporting. In 2018 the first series of the training was offered to the MSE market. It is quite instrumental in assisting owners and senior managers of SMEs to report in an open way on the performance of their businesses and their possible contributions to the SDGs. For more information contact MDF West Africa