2016 | Diversifying for the future

Cover annual report 2016 English.jpgMonday April 2017 Our annual report gives you a comprehensive update on our developments and achievements in 2016. full story

2016 | Annex to the Annual Report: Term investment portfolio overview

Cover Term investment portfolio 2016.jpgMonday April 2017 This report provides information about Oikocredit's term investment portfolio, the portion of total assets which are invested in liquid, conservatively-invested funds used to redeem share capital and to provide for Oikocredit’s operating funds. full story

Oikocredit surpasses € 1 billion development financing milestone in 2016

Wednesday March 2017 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Today social investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit published its financial results for 2016, revealing a development financing portfolio of €1,047.2 million, up 16% on 2015. full story

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