Institute of micro-finance and cooperative development.

Welcome to CSD

CSD is the first licensed NGO MFI. It is the pioneer of the microfinance service providers of Nepal based on collateral free loan and women exclusive clients. It initiated Self-help Banking Program (SBP), a microfinance program, in 1993. In the year 2011 CSD transferred its microfinance portfolio to the Swabalamban Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. Since then it concentrated mainly on the capacity building of MFIs and Cooperatives. From the year 2013 it decided to shift its focus to the activities like providing training on various facets of microfinance and cooperatives based on their staff and clients need, conducting more...

CSD Celebrates Silver Jubilee Anniversary

On Shrawan 28, 2073 (August 12, 2016) promoters, individuals and institution members, former Board Directors, Microfinance Institution leaders and friends came together at the Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Kathmandu to mark the Silver Jubilee of the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD). 

25 years ago, nine like-minded individuals came together to establish CSD with the aim of promoting self-help development at the rural community level through mobilization of local resources, skills and means and had initiated the community development programs in the high hillsides and microfinance programs in the terai belt. After promoting more...

CSD Facilitates Dialogue between Nepal Rastra Bank Officials and Microfinance Practitioners

In view of the stir created by the new Monetary Policy of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) among the Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD) felt the need to plan an interface between NRB officials and microfinance practitioners. Towards this end, an interaction, namely, ‘Impact of Monetary Policy 2016 on the Microfinance Sector in Nepal’ between the representatives from the Nepal Rastra Bank and the microfinance practitioners was held in the capital on August 7, 2016 and had 43 participants.

The current Monetary Policy requires Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) to observe a 7 percent spread more...

First ever National Microfinance Members' Summit held in Nepal

                    “Entrepreneurship Development, the Way towards Poverty Alleviation”

For the first time in the history of microfinance in Nepal, and unheard of in the global context, a national level conference catering to the need of the hour and giving voice to unheard clients who are the heart of the microfinance sector, 'National Microfinance Members' Summit' was held from May15–16,2016 in the capital city, Kathmandu. The two- day event witnessed a gathering of over 500 women microfinance members representing all the districts of Nepal from Mechi to Mahakali and diverse back grounds, and above 150 more...



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CSD Glimpse - Jul,2013

CSD Glimpse - Dec,2013

CSD Glimpse - Sep,2014

Annual Report 2068/69


Annual Report 2070/71

Annual Report 2071/72

Training Completion Report on Branch Management-Feb 1-4,2015

Training Completion Report on Branch Management-December 11-14,2014

Training Completion Report on Financial Management and Pearls Monitoring System-April 16-19,2015

Case Profile of Ms. Shanta Simkhada