At the end of the day the biggest agents in this endeavor are not fellow researchers, but the government and the practitioners of microfinance. To this end, CMF’s final goal is to guide the hand of policymaking with its scientific research, filling the vacuum between initial research and government action.Therefore, CMF plays a crucial role in evidence-based advocacy, not just to the government but also to practitioners at numerous MFIs. Through initiatives such as the Microfinance Research Associates Program (MRAP), CMF has built the bridge between academic research and policy action. The research conducted under the other categories of Financial Inclusion, Livelihoods, and Social Objectives may finally be synthesized as an object for policy action. Researchers at CMF, to this end, are equally concerned with writing accessible policy memos for those who are interested.
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