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...

Age of the new dawn: Advancing Financial Inclusion in a Digital Age

On March 21 – 22, 2017 the region’s premier thought leadership event on financial inclusion was held in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit was hosted by the State Bank of Vietnam and organized by the Citi Foundation and the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC), in partnership with the Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP) and the Economist Group. The organizers sought to convene key stakeholders in the inclusive finance ecosystem to drive collective actions to promote positive change and inclusive growth across the region.

The 2017 Summit explored opportunities and challenges of the next more...

A Journey from an NGO to a Bank: Bandhan Bank's Experience

On the morning of March 9, 2017 the Centre for Self-help Development organized an interaction program on an experience sharing session with Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Founder and Managing Director of Bandhan Bank, India. The program took place in the capital city, Kathmandu and was attended by 40 heads of various Commercial Banks, Development Banks, Wholesale lending organizations, Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and media persons.

The interaction was held by the Centre to introduce the works of Bandhan Bank and share its experience on how microfinance operations could be upgraded to a universal bank and serve both the poor 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...


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CSD Glimpse - June, 2017

CSD Glimpse - March, 2017

CSD Glimpse - December, 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