Strategic Planning for Microfinance

The strategic planning course addresses the issues of strategic and operational planning that are vital to the successful development of microfinance institutions. The course uses the right to left planning approach as the framework for the strategic planning process. This approach involves careful analysis of an organization’s vision, mission, objectives and goals. The course aims to shed light on the institutional values, as well as generate winning strategies, programs and activities. The strategic planning course also aids MFIs in clarifying their niche and differentiation in the competitive industry they are in. The course offers various methods in conducting internal and external analysis that aids an MFI in positioning itself in the microfinance industry. Another topic to be discussed in the course is financial modeling. Various forecasting techniques will be used to aid participants in crafting financial projections for their strategic plans.