IDEAS works in partnership with many organizations in solving the complex problems faced by poor people around the world. Our clients include individual microfinance institutions (MFIs), national networks of MFIs, foundations, socially responsible lenders and other organizations that support MFIs. Clients also include for-profit entities doing lending and international development, local and national nongovernmental organizations, and universities. Our funding partners include not only organizations that support MFIs through loans or grants to support their operations but also individuals, foundations and others that directly support IDEAS. 75% of the funding for IDEAS’ work comes from fees for services. The 25% that comes from donations is crucially important in the development of new projects and opening new offices in developing countries, and in training indigenous people, particularly women, to become professionals in the field of microfinance. Our Institutional Partners are other agencies whose economic development mission is similar to that of IDEAS. By working together we build a more effective alliance that expands the services we offer and draw on the expertise each has in particular parts of the world. We are members of networks and organizations that allow us to teach and learn from other organizations that share our vision of a better future for people around the world.
|DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLIENTS AND A SAMPLE OF THE SPECIFIC INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH SERVICES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED|
Below is a partial list of IDEAS’ recent clients, grouped by the kinds of services provided for them.
|Training and market research on Micro-enterprise services||Impact Evaluation of Micro-enterprise services||Institutional Development||Consulting on Private Capital for Microcredit||Graduate Level Teaching and Practitioner Training|
|COMISAL (Honduras)||CARD (Philippines)||World Vision International||CARE USA||IRIS, the Institute for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector, University of Maryland|
|Prodesarrollo (Mexico)||AGUDESA (Guatamala)||World Vision USA||Calvert Foundation||Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, Tulane University|
|COPEME (Peru)||APED (Ghana)||Katalysis Partnership||University of the North, Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa|
|Catholic Relief Services; Learning Center ( Latin America)||Ethiopian Assoc. of Microfinance Institutions||FINCA (Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe)||School for Community Economic Development of Southern New Hampshire University|
|ASOMIF (Nicaragua)||World Vision in East and West Africa||CARE-SEAD (Philippines)||FAO ( Italy): Develop course on Rural Finance|
|City of Kingston ( Jamaica) Credit Union||Sinapi Aba Trust and Opportunity International ( Ghana)||FINCA (Latin America & Caribbean)||Microfinance Management Institute, University of Mongolia|
|SEEP network||COVELO ( Honduras)||World Bank-IFC ( Mali)||United Nations Development Program ( Mongolia)|
|Save the Children (Guatamala & US)||FUNDEA-FADEMYPE (Guatamala)|
|FONDO Empressarial (Guatamala)||COPEME-SEEP-AIM ( South America)|
|Fundacion 4i-2000-ADIM ( Nicaragua)|