Founded in 1970 with the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries, Développement international Desjardins (DID) celebrated 40 years of operations in 2010. A pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance (also known as community finance) around the world, DID today is a world leader in this sector.
The mission of Développement international Desjardins (DID) is to increase empowerment among disadvantaged populations by facilitating access to a diverse range of financial services and by developing individual and community assets.
DID fulfills its mission by relying on fundamental values. These values have inspired DID from its inception and have guided it throughout its growth. They will continue to light the way for its future.
Développement international Desjardins (DID) works with institutions changing at a fast pace in a sector that is increasingly complex. The challenge in this environment is to deliver the latest expertise to their partners covering all dimensions related to microfinance so that the assistance offered is always relevant.
In providing support to the microfinance sector, DID has organized around three levels of development
DID intervention is based on a full range of specialized solutions including financial centres for entrepreneurs, agricultural finance as well as insurance and training services.
These levels of development and specialized solutions make DID a world leader in microfinance and contribute to providing access to diversified and secure financial services for millions of families and entrepreneurs.
Staff at Development International Desjardins (DID) have experience in
institutional development personnel
private sector development
with experience in conflict areas
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