Specialized and flexible expertise in microfinance
Founded in 1970 with the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries, Développement international Desjardins (DID) celebrated 40 years of operations in 2010. A pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance (also known as community finance) around the world, DID today is a world leader in this sector. More
A study carried out by the Canadian Government confirms the positive impact of cooperatives on development
This study, carried out in three developing countries in collaboration with Développement international Desjardins (DID), SOCODEVI and the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), clearly highlights the impact of cooperatives on poverty reduction.
Two DID partner institutions, both members of the Proxfin international network, participated in this study : the RCPB financial cooperative network (Reseau des caisses populaires du Burkina) and the VAPCF, the Vietnam Association of People’s Credit Funds.
Learn more by reading the executive summary of this evaluation.
Six-month professional internships in microfinance with DID
Twelve (12) graduate students, all aged between 19 and 30, who have been chosen to take part in six-month professional internships in microfinance in support of DID projects in Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Panama and Thailand.
These internships are organized by DID thanks to financial support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), under the International Youth Internship Program, and from Fondation Desjardins.
More information : Press release (May 30, 2013)