Launched in 2005 and now spanning more than 30 countries, the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards programme highlights the contributions of microentrepreneurs and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to their local economies. Through the programme, the Citi Foundation has invested more than $12 million in microfinance networks and MFIs to convene thousands of key stakeholders that influence sector-wide policy and regulation and encourage innovation around the world.

The programme was launched in the UK in 2013. The Citi Foundation is working in partnership with Responsible Finance to celebrate the achievements of the UK’s responsible finance sector.

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress in communities around the world and focuses on initiatives that expand financial inclusion. It collaborates with best-in-class partners to create measurable economic improvements that strengthen low-income families and communities. Through a "More than Philanthropy" approach, Citi's business resources and human capital enhance its philanthropic investments and impact.

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