Institute of micro-finance and cooperative development.

Welcome to CSD

CSD is the first licensed NGO MFI. It is the pioneer of the microfinance service providers of Nepal based on collateral free loan and women exclusive clients. It initiated Self-help Banking Program (SBP), a microfinance program, in 1993. In the year 2011 CSD transferred its microfinance portfolio to the Swabalamban Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. Since then it concentrated mainly on the capacity building of MFIs and Cooperatives. From the year 2013 it decided to shift its focus to the activities like providing training on various facets of microfinance and cooperatives based on their staff and clients need, conducting more...

Learning from Lanka

A nine member team comprising Board of Directors from 2 FINGOs from Nepal, namely- Dhaulagiri Community Development Centre (DCRDC, Baglung) and Sreejana Community Development Centre (SCDC, Siraha) visited Sri Lanka from February 11-18, 2017 (Magh 29 to Falgun 7, 2073) on a study tour of MFIs.

The team visited a total of 4 different institutions practicing microfinance in different locations of Sri Lanka, apart from getting acquainted with the overall development and present conditions of the sector in Sri Lanka from partner in Sri Lanka, the Lanka Microfinance Practioners' Association (LMFPA).

The team visited the more...

Learning from the Grameen Financial System

On the morning of February 9, 2017 the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD) in joint collaboration with the Grameen Trust (GT), Bangladesh initiated a two-day program on the Grameen Financial System, in the capital city, Kathmandu. CSD’s objective in undertaking this joint program was to learn from the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh experience which is the pioneer microcredit organization in the world and to self-realize the areas for improvement in Nepali MFIs.

Managing Director, Mr. Abdul Hai Khan and Deputy General Manager, Mr. Mir Hossain Chowdhury of the Grameen Trust were the chief resource persons for the program. 


Learning from our neighbor: Exposure Visit to Bandhan Bank Ltd., India

‘Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great’ – APJ Abdul Kalam

Kick starting the year 2017, the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD) organized the first exposure visit to our neighboring country, India, to observe the operations of Bandhan Bank Ltd. which originated in the cultural hub of West Bengal. Ninetop microfinance practitioners representing the eastern, central and mid-western development regions of Nepal were a part of the program which took place from January 9 – 16, 2017 and spanned across Siliguri, Sikkim and Kolkata.

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CSD Glimpse - December, 2016

CSD Glimpse - September ,2016

Glimpse June 2016

Annual Report (2015 - 2016)

Annual Report (2014 -2015)

Annual Report (2013 - 2014)

Training Completion Report on Credit Appraisal-Nov 9-12, 2014

Training Completion Report on Credit Appraisal-Feb 23-26, 2015

Training Completion Report on Financial Management and Pearls Monitoring System-April 16-19,2015

Case Profile of Ms. Shanta Simkhada