With the exponential growth of the microfinance sector in India, there is increasing realisation of the need to address the aspect of (lack of) sufficient capacity building and assistance in order to manage this growth.This study focuses on the training and capacity building requirements among low income financial services providers in India. It also examines and assesses the potential capacity development institutions, training courses/toolkits and other resources available in India.The study categorises MFIs on the basis of their age and institution type and prioritises the training focus areas accordingly. It recommends the users in careful selection of priority training areas; selecting synergetic training courses; adopting adult learning best practices; developing comprehensive and easy to use training packages; and working with stakeholders to develop a national curriculum for microfinance in India besides regional centres of training.

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