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Financial Sector Program
A Microfinance Institution Simulator
SymBanc V.1 is the new simulation application that teaches the principles of successful microfinance management. Dynamic, highly interactive, and flexible, SymBanc allows users to make a wide range of decisions and see the consequences over time. Management choices include:
The objective of each simulation is to achieve performance targets defined by the user, such as financial sustainability, customer outreach, or market coverage. After specifying basic Market Conditions, users advance the simulation, moving back and forth between the Decision Screens and the Results Screens and adjusting management decisions as appropriate. SymBanc can be used either individually or in small groups.
SymBancV.1 is only the first stage in the development of the microfinance simulator. SymBancV.2 will mirror the complex operating environment of microfinance institutions even more closely and will include enhancements such as:
SymBanc V.2 will also include built-in teaching material and will be accessible over the World Wide Web. We invite you to participate in the development of SymBanc by trying it and giving us your suggestions for future enhancements. We would also be pleased to answer any questions you might have. Please contact Gary Hirsch at GBHirsch@comcast.net with feedback or inquiries. Enjoy!
SymBanc is part of the curriculum for KSG's Executive Education training program, Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development (FIPED).