MICRA's Technical Assistance Unit includes many of the leading Indonesian trainers in microfinance, as well as a strong group of trainers and consultants from other technical units who provide supporting expertise, as needed. Trainers are certified in the full range of CGAP microfinance training, as well as Citibank Foundation training materials in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. MICRA has its own growing body of internal training and consulting materials and tools, based on international best-practice standards. MICRA trainers and consultants have practical experience managing the full range of microfinance institutions, from self-help groups to foundations, cooperatives, and BPR, including commercial banks. They are assisted by international training specialists in microfinance, who bring over 30 years of international microfinance technical capacity-building expertise.


MICRA's Technical Assistance Unit engages in the following activities:

  • MICRA trainers and consultants have practical experience managing the full range of microfinance institutions, from self-help groups to foundations, cooperatives, BPR and commercial banks.
  • Development and introduction of best-practice training and consulting tools (in cooperation with the Research and Innovation Unit);
  • Intensive training of trainers and consultants to ensure broad dissemination of materials throughout Indonesia at an affordable cost for MFIs; and
  • Delivery of technical services to large scale audiences through MICRA networking events, including conferences and workshops.
  • MICRA implements new skills and ideas through practical training and long term mentoring.


MICRA Indonesia technical assistance is tailored to the needs of each client, often based on the detailed findings of PRIME ratings. MICRA Indonesia incorporates follow-on mentoring and practical hands-on training with its formal training deliveries, to assist with the implementation of new skills and ideas. MICRA Indonesia consulting is oriented around building sustainable client skills and abilities, rather than performing work on their behalf and leaving the institutional internal capacity unchanged.