Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) and Social Performance Task Force (SPTF)

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The Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) is the premier source for objective, qualified, and relevant microfinance performance data and analysis. Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides performance information on more than 2,000 microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks, and service providers dedicated to serving financial sector needs for low-income clients.

The MIX collects financial and operational data from MFIs and partners and standardizes them according to microfinance industry reporting standards and aligned with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). For more information about the MIX, visit www.mixmarket.org

The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) consists of over 1,500 global professionals from major microfinance stakeholder groups including: practitioners, donors and investors, national and regional networks, technical assistance providers, rating agencies, academics and researchers, and others. The mission of SPTF is to engage with microfinance stakeholders to develop, disseminate and promote standards and good practices for social performance management and reporting.

SPTF has developed a common set of standards and a comprehensive toolkit of essential practices to clarify and standardize social performance management for MFIs around the world. These standards are called the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management. A new version of the Universal Standards was released in early 2014 and can be found here.

For more information on SPTF and the Universal Standards, visit http://www.sptf.info/