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April 30, 2016   

Financial Inclusion // Best Practices


As the world's leading advocate, platform for knowledge exchange and development agency for credit unions, World Council collects credit union best practices from around the world and makes them available to regulators, policymakers, second-tier credit union organizations and individual credit unions in developing countries.

The Best Practices area of World Council’s website grows and evolves as World Council continues to compile tools and standards based on its experience in credit union development programs and contributions from its members.

In response to the high demand for information on these key topics, the areas of focus are: operations, governance, legislation/regulation, PEARLS monitoring system and information systems. World Council's technical guides are also a valuable source of information on best practices in credit union development.

International Credit Union Principles

The International Credit Union Principles are the foundation for how credit unions differ from other financial institutions. The principles provide frameworks for consumer protection, credit union operations, governance and safety and soundness standards.