This is an international Programme that was jointly developed by The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services (UIBFS) and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The course aims at supporting managers in their efforts to expand the outreach of their institutions. It explores numerous combinations of products and services that MFIs could deliver to better serve the needs of specific market segments. It also examines the challenges inherent in delivering multiple products and discusses strategies for meeting those challenges.

During the training we will explore the design characteristics of up to eleven different products and will look at how to adapt these characteristics to the needs of different market segments.


Managers and officers responsible for designing microfinance products. All staff involved in Microfinance operations


• Preparing for Diversification
• Managing Product Diversification
• Product Options (11 products to be chosen - each participant in the course will have an opportunity to influence the final selection of modules)
Savings Long-term savings (micro-pensions)
Making group lending work better Individual micro enterprise loans
Housing loans Emergency and consumption loans
Leasing Money transfers
Insurance Non-financial services
Grants SME finance
Rural finance Islamic finance
Post-crisis microfinance Targeted microfinance (e.g., HIV/AIDS affected, disabled persons, etc.) Pre-microfinance for the poorest
Microfinance for youth Microfinance for women

COURSE DATES: 17th – 21st August 2015 Kampala

DURATION:          5 Full Days

COURSE FEES: Shs. 500,000/= per participant ($ 300)