Financial Health of Microenterprises

Project background

Financial health is more than a simple metric of business success (e.g. profitability, secure cash flow, growth potential, etc.) Financial health is achieved when daily systems help build resilience and pursue opportunities. It includes the ability to meet financial obligations (e.g. bills, taxes, payroll) and  maximize the collectability of sales; access to funds to weather financial storms; and having a business plan that includes a cash-flow cycle, future expenses, and investment opportunities (among others). Financial health is, therefore, more than having the capacity to repay debt obligations. Having a tool for assessing the financial health of business clients will help financial institutions to assess their potential and to support clients to improve their financial position.

Project status: active

Project regional focus: Europe and Central Asia

Project objectives 

The objective of the project is to assist MFIs to understand the financial health of microenterprises and to support them to improve it.

Key activities 

  • Development of a framework to assess the financial health of microenterprises
  • Testing the framework with MFIs
  • Presenting the final version of the tool for assessing the financial health of microenterprises