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Who supports MMW?

MMW is a collaborative effort.

The original design was made possible by the ILO's Social Finance Unit and International Training Center with financial support support from AGFUND, the Government of Italy and USAID. With additional core support from the EU/ACP Microfinance Programme, and with local support from numerous other donors and partners, Volume I was translated into multiple languages and 25 certification processes were implemented. Volume II was later developed and pilot tested with funding from the EU/ACP Microfinance Programme, the Government of Luxembourg, the Government of Italy and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

Much of the content presented in MMW was originally developed by other organizations and individuals who generously allowed their ideas and tools to be repackaged for the purpose of this training curriculum. This made it possible for the MMW authors to weave together the best of what already existed and to build on that expertise rather than start from scratch. Numerous content experts contributed original material for the course and dozens more professionals helped review it.  Certified trainers from around the world invest their own time and energy to keep the materials relevant and up-to-date. Participants often contribute suggestions that make the course stronger.

Course delivery is decentralized so that content can be made available in multiple languages and locations simultaneously at an affordable price. Trainings are organized and implemented by a network of certified trainers and local partners in 40 countries.  In general, courses are priced at local market rates to cover their costs. In some cases, donor support makes it possible for those with very limited resources to participate.

Ongoing leadership of the MMW program and maintainenace of this website is provided by the ITC ILO in Turin, Italy, with the current financial support of the EU/ACP Microfinance Programme.