David Cracknell is the Programme Director for Africa and has extensive experience of helping MFIs and commercial banks in Eastern and Southern Africa to move onto a market-led approach to microfinance. He has played a key role in the development of MicroSave's training toolkits and authored many papers on topics including e-banking, delivering savings services, costing and pricing etc.
David has 12 years experience in microfinance, after a career in accountancy. He has experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of microfinance programmes, including networks and capacity building initiatives. He has particular interest in client focused product development and the institutional changes necessary to achieve this as well as e-banking. David formerly worked in Bangladesh managing DFID's Enterprise Development Programme, which comprised microfinance (focused on some of the leading MFIS in Bangladesh) and business development services (including an export marketing project, sub-sector based approaches within BRAC, and business and vocational training programme). David started his post-accountancy career in Sri Lanka employed by a large microfinance Institution.