Digitization SWOT Workshop
In its efforts to further digitization in Pakistan’s microfinance sector, CEIP conducted a Digitization SWOT Workshop at its head office in Lahore. The aim of this SWOT workshop was to gauge the adaptability of its operational and managerial staff towards the technological transformation being planned by the organization. Branch Managers, Area Managers, and other relevant officials of CEIP participated in the SWOT workshop, and opined their understanding of integrating digital services with CEIP’s operational functions. They assessed the Strengths and Weaknesses of the organization and its field staff in adapting to the new technologies being introduced, and deliberated on the opportunities and threats that exist in the market in respect with this transformation.
The results of SWOT were gathered at the end of the workshop, and will be evaluated to be incorporated into the implementation plan. Previously, CEIP had developed a comprehensive Management Information System for data management of each client, and later integrated SMS-based client notification system for disbursement and repayment transactions.
Evaluation of Social Intervention Projects
CSC took part in a workshop organized by BROT, for its partners in Pakistan, on Monitoring and Evaluation as a tool for an NGO. The 3-day workshop was held from 13th – 15th March, 2017 in Dubai. CSC has successfully applied the M&E lessons from the workshop to its current projects.
2017 Global Symposium on Microfinance
CEIP participated in 2017 Global Symposium on Microfinance, held on 22nd and 23rd May in Kaula Lampur, Malaysia. The symposium attracted professionals from different backgrounds, bringing together regulators, policymakers, financial services providers, NGOs, and community-based institutions to discuss innovations in the field of microfinance as to meet the needs of small enterprises, and provide them with new and affordable microfinance products and services.