2017 - Celebrating 10 Years

IFD                                                                                      of innovative project work

International Finance Development








About IFD







Some key activities:

CW-SLA Network Uganda de- signed like a 3-level cooperative and Raiffeisen Network

Risk and Liquidity Management Tool: RLMT with an embedded largely automated ALM process from branch to Head Office & Consolidated level

Loan pricing and quantitative management tool: SIAP-Simulasi BPR developed for the Indonesian People’s Credit Banks






The vision of International Finance Development is to make a profound contribution to the enhancements of financial systems in developing and transition countries that will enable the respective economically active poor to realize their full potential.


The approach taken: Development of concepts and applications which are tailor made for the respective local situation by combining mathematical skills with many years of experience in international finance, in particular in market - and credit risk management as well as long term personal and project related experience in Uganda, East Africa.


A high value is set on working together with people

  • at the grass root level with Self-Help Groups (SHGs)
  • on-site at microfinance institutions (MFIs)
  • and agricultural cooperatives
  • in workshops held for employees of MFIs
  • at development and central banks
  • at local development offices
  • at universities
  • advising microfinance funds

Since the establishment of IFD in July 2007 until 2011 a major focus was given to continued work in Indonesia allowing the development of a loan pricing and quantitative management tool for Indonesia's People’s Credit Banks (BPR).

Now one core area consists in the establishment of a 3-level cooperative network of Savings- and Loan Associations supported by tailor-made, user friendly tools for internal audit and financial business management at each level.

Successfully sharing the financial business management module in 2015 with the Ugandan Cooperative Alliance, since 2016 an Advisory Service Centre within UCA is being established: Innovative course modules and hands-on tools are taught at Financial and Agricultural Cooperatives' premises. For SACCOs without a core banking system a Savings- & Loan Portfolio Management Tool (SLPMT) has been developed, for secondary and primary Agricultural Cooperatives a Produce- & Pay Schedule Management Tool (PPSMT). The in all course modules & tools well educated trainers are remotely following-up on the application of the electronic tools and the institutions are paying for all services received.

Another ongoing work deals with the continued development and implementation of the RLMT, a tool for risk management and dynamically forecasting an MFI's liquidity, based on the expected cash flows in each branch as well as on Head Office & Consolidated level.

Dr. Birgit Galemann