India’s Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) studies Philippine microfinance

Eight officers from India’s Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), along with two officers from the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), visited the Philippines on February 8-13 to study the country’s microfinance industry.

Facilitated by the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI), the study tour introduced the participants to the Philippine microfinance industry’s best practices and innovative technologies. It included visits to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), People’s Credit and Finance Corporation, Land Bank of the Philippines, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development-Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD-MRI), Cooperative Rural Bank of Bulacan, and the Rural Bankers Association of …