Smart Aid for Microfinance Index

The SmartAid Index measures the efficiency of institutions involved in designing and delivering microfinance projects. The EIB and EIF were both rated as having “good” systems in place on the SmartAid Index, in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

The EIB is a member of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), which is a global partnership of 34 leading organisations that seek to advance financial inclusion.

Client Protection Principles for microfinance

The EIB Group endorses the Client Protection Principles for microfinance (CPPs) to promote socially responsible standards and practices throughout the microfinance industry. 

Annual CGAP Funder Survey

As a major funder of the microfinance sector, the EIB group yearly participates in the CGAP Funder survey of its microfinance portfolio.

European Microfinance Platform

The EIB is a founding member of the European Microfinance Platform and has participated in its governance since its inception.


The EIB has been a charter member and a member of the Board of Directors of Luxflagthe labelling agency for microfinance and environmental funds.

Luxembourg Inclusive Finance network (Infine)

The EIB has been a member of the Luxembourg Inclusive Finance network (Infine) since 2014. is a Luxembourg platform for public, private and civil society actors involved in inclusive finance.