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Credit and Development Forum (CDF) is a national association of Bangladesh Microfinance, one of the largest and most vibrant Industries of the world. This Forum has already earned an eminence as an effective and useful network through relentlessly pursuing its multi-dimensional activities dedicated to creating and maintaining an enabling environment for microfinance for its fight against poverty.

 CDF was established in 1992 to provide 7 core services to the Bangladesh Microfinance Industry: Building capacity; Lobbying, Networking & Advocating; Undertaking research; Developing and Becoming an information hub; identifying and disseminating the industry best practices; Building resource linkages between the Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and the banks plus the apex lending agency and Facilitating exposure visits for organizations from within and outside Bangladesh.

 CDF has been registered as a "Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee" with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies of Bangladesh and NGO-affairs Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Bangladesh under Foreign Donation Regulation Act. CDF’s vision is to contribute towards achieving, “Sustainable reduction of poverty in Bangladesh through development of an efficient microfinance industry.

 CDF has strong relationship with the sector’s key stakeholders, regulators, think-tank agencies, apex funding agency, banks, donors & others. As the oldest and the largest network, CDF maintains intimate relationship with other national networks and international networks namely Microcredit Summit Campaign, SEEP Network, BWTP, SAMN, INAFI, SPTF and fellow national networks in other countries. CDF is proud of being on the Boards of regional networks namely, BWTP and SAMN


Featured Events

The names of the winners of the 9th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), sponsored by the Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup and organized by the Network of the MFIs-Credit and Development Forum(CDF) were formally announced at a special ceremony. Mr. M. Abdul Mannan MP, State Minister for Finance, Ministry of Finance and Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor......

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith gives a crest to Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman on behalf of Credit and Development Forum at a conference on microfinance at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka yesterday. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, chairperson of BRAC, is also seen

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Recent Activities

12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards launched
Posted on: 2016-07-24
12th CMA Application Form
Posted on: 2016-07-24
Bangladesh Microfinance Statistics Questionnaires & Guideline 2015
Posted on: 2016-01-30
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Lessons Learn workshop on Social Performance (SP)
Posted on: 2016-01-30
Report on SPTF
Posted on: 2016-01-30

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