The rotating UMM Selection Committee is composed of academics and practitioners. It is the institutional backbone of the UMM research activities. The members evaluate scholarship and awards applications of Bachelor, Master and PhD students. They are free to contribute to the UMM List of research topics and to mentor students. They gain recognition and visibility by being invited as speakers in UMM events and being mentioned on UMM communication supports
The rotating UMM Selection committee is currently composed of 80 practitioners from 40 organizations & 60 academics from 40 universities who research, study and work in the fields of microfinance and financial inclusion as a whole.
Practitioners from the following organizations are members of the UMM Selection Committee:
ACAF Italia, ACCION, ACRA, ADA, AFD, AFI, AECID (Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarrollo), Al Barid Bank, Arc Finance, BKU, BMZ - German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BNP Paribas, Capgemini Italia, Centre for Rural Education and Development CGAP, CreSud, EIB-I, e-mfp, Eos Entrepreneur Foundation, European Central Bank, FIDES, Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore, Fondazione Welfare Ambrosiano, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - International Advisory Services, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - UNEP Center, Fundación CajaMar & University of Almería, Fundación Nantik Lum, GIZ, Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank / University of Zaragoza, International Training Centre (ITC) ILO, Joyn Coop, KfW, MicroCred, MicroEnergy International, Microfinanza, Nice Foundation, NODUS, Oikocredit, Pamiga, PerMicro, PhB Development, PlaNet Finance, PlaNet Guarantee, Planet Rating, PlaNis - repnsAbility, Pro Mujer, Rural Electrification Agency Uganda, Shushilan, Trias, Triodos Facet, Un Raggio di Luce Foundation, Unnayan Prochesta, World Vision, Freelance Consultants
Academics from the following universities are members of the UMM Selection Committee:
Audencia Nantes School of Management, Catholic University Milano, Center for Microfinance / University of Zurich, CERISE, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft , Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), ESC Dijon, ESCEM, ESSEC, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, University Freie Universität Berlin, Ghent University,Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, INHolland, University of Applied Sciences The Hague, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Leibniz Universität Hannover, LFS, Sapienza University, Sciences Po, Technische Universität Berlin, Tilburg University, University of Greenwich, Universidad de Salamanca, Università degli Studi dell' Aquila, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Università degli Studi di Parma, Università degli Studi di Torino, Università degli Studi di Bari Università degli Studi di Palermo, Universität Frankfurt, Universität Köln, Université Catholique de Louvain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Paris Dauphine, University of Bocconi, University of Cambridge, University of Geneva, University of Goettingen, University of Groningen, University of Hohenheim, University of Nancy, University of Rouen, University of Trento, University of Trier, University of East London, Humboldt University Berlin