e-MFP Action Groups (AGs) are the result of productive synergies between European microfinance actors working in microfinance in developing countries. The Action Groups enable constructive dialogue and cooperation within e-MFP and also contribute to the advancement of the whole microfinance sector. The different perspective each member brings is what makes our Action Groups unique. Open e-MFP Groups website


Introduction of ROI AG

The e-MFP Rural Outreach and Innovation Action Group (ROI AG) brings together multilateral organizations, donors, researchers, practitioners and investors involved in rural microfinance willing to address the challenge of providing adequate financial services to the estimated 500 million smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Since its creation in 2008, the ROI Action Group has been very active and a lively working dynamic has flourished between its members. They have focused on several issues such as value chain finance (2009–2010), member based organizations, MBOs, (2011–2012), and non-integrated value chain finance (2013), with the objective of promoting and supporting the innovative funding of rural households.

About the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) Action Groups



To promote knowledge creation and the exchange of good practices to facilitate synergies and strengthen the work of e-MFP members, ultimately resulting in better services for end clients.



To generate concrete tools and ideas for the members, the ROI action group brings together stakeholders from different organizations involved in rural development, initiating a dialogue on specific business relevant topics.


Action Plan 2016


  • Start a learning and communication platform
  • Development of innovative financial instruments

Working Objectives

  • Create and support sub-action groups
  • Hold at least five meetings / webinars
  • Create an inventory of existing tools
  • Green agricultural development

Sub-Action Groups

Based on goals, topics, and the survey results, the most popular areas are formed into focused sub-action groups:


For more details on the events please refer to Webinar Schedule pages.