Ramesh S Arunachalam is currently working as a Research Specialist at International Development Consultant, Worldwide. He has 30 years of work experience at senior positions in diverse (but cross-linked) areas across multi-dimensional and multi-cultural environments the world over.
Catalysing Capacity Development: Assessing the Need for Training
This note summarises the key findings and recommendations of a study conducted by MicroSave to understand and analyse the need for training in different regions of the country.
Catalysing Capacity Development: Micro-Finance in India – Training Needs Assessment
This study focuses on the training and capacity building requirements among low income financial services providers in India.
Catalysing capacity development: Microfinance in India – Training needs assessment
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.