Discussion paper: Do rural microcredit borrowers fare better in reducing poverty than urban borrowers?

Tuesday February 2017 The effects of microfinance on the poverty of rural and urban borrowers using panel data are sparsely researched. This paper uses client-level balanced and unbalanced panel data from three Asian ... full story

Thos Gieskes appointed as managing director of Oikocredit

Tuesday February 2017 Amersfoort – the Netherlands. Social investor Oikocredit today announced that it will welcome Thos Gieskes as its new managing director as of April 2017. full story

Major agricultural lenders affirm shared environmental and social principles

Monday February 2017 Nairobi, Kenya — Oikocredit and eight other Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) announced at their regional meeting that they have formally adopted a set of jointly developed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. full story

Oikocredit boosts stake in Bolivia’s Banco Fie

Thursday November 2016 The capital increase more than doubles the social investor’s equity stake in this leading Latin American microfinance institution. full story

USAID and Oikocredit join forces to bring financing to agriculture in West Africa

Thursday November 2016 A new USAID facility of up to US $ 24 million will guarantee Oikocredit loans to smallholder farmers in cashew, fruit and cereal value chains. full story

Oikocredit supports expansion of home solar in West Africa with PEG Ghana

Thursday November 2016 Financing from Oikocredit, responsAbility and SunFunder will support PEG’s goal of supplying 500,000 households with off-grid energy by 2020 full story

Oikocredit appoints Hann Verheijen as credit director

Thursday September 2016 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social investor Oikocredit today announced that Hann Verheijen will become its new credit director with effect from 1 October. He will oversee Oikocredit’s lending to partner organizations in over 70 countries. In carrying out his new role, Verheijen will take a seat on Oikocredit’s managing board in Amersfoort. full story

Solid social results for Oikocredit; investments in low-income countries up 22%

Friday June 2016 Leading social investor, Oikocredit, today announced its social performance results for 2015. Result highlights include: Investments in low-income countries up 22% to € 132 million Clients reached... full story

Social performance report 2015

Cover Social performance report 2015.jpgFriday June 2016 Our Social Performance Reports reflect our dedication to prioritising microfinance clients by advancing the analysis of social goals. full story

2015 | Growth and change

Cover annual report 2015 EnglishMonday April 2016 Our annual report gives you a comprehensive update on our developments and achievements in 2015. full story