Branch Viability

Branch viability is the capacity of a branch to sustain its operations and continuously create value for the organization and its clients. The branch viability course discusses the standards for assessing branch viability, including indicators for measuring the performance of staff members and of the organization as a whole. The course includes sessions on basic financial analysis and financial management that are necessary both for assessing the feasibility of opening new branches and improving the performance of current branches. The training approach is largely participative, allowing knowledge-sharing between participants on the challenges they are facing in their organizations. Towards the end of the course, the necessary steps toward sustainability will be discussed, with recommendations and specific action points for the participating organizations.