Human capital training

The BBVA Microfinance Foundation operates within different aspects of training to improve the human and institutional capital in the microfinance sector. To do so, in 2009 it has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for carrying out our “Specialist Training Programme in Microfinance” with the goal of training microfinance credit officers to help reduce the current shortage of professionals in the sector, which is an obstacle to its expansion and growth.

The Microfinance Specialist Training Program is run in partnership with the National Distance Learning University (UNED) and prestigious local universities and institutions, and trains each student from an economic, business and social perspective to a broad knowledge of the microfinance sector, specialized and adapted to a profile of a very low income people who will have to attend. The program has two training modalities ,online and face-to-face and the participants receive a double diploma from the two universities.

Since its launch in 2009 until its ending in late 2013, the Foundation has trained 1,669 microfinance specialists through the various courses given in Peru, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Panama.