Each year since 2010, Convergences has been publishing the Microfinance Barometer, a publication that aims at showcasing the global trends of the sector, while raising awareness about high impact microfinance initiatives and promoting best practices. This publication, mainly prepared in partnership with the Fédération Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne (FNCE), contains contributions from key French and international players. One of Convergences’ key publications, The Microfinance Barometer, is listed in the Top 10 most popular publications at the CGAP’s Microfinance Gateway (2015 and 2016).
The launch of the 2017 Barometer took place on September 4th at the 10th Convergences World Forum in Paris. With the theme “Is microfinance still working?”, this 8th edition dedicates a report on the synergies between microfinance and impact investing.
Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought in Europe that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based players to promote the Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a world “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty.”