CERMi creates and promotes academic research in microfinance, through the support of doctoral research programmes and international publications, and through the organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences.

CERMi is also committed to support the development of the European Master in Microfinance / European Microfinance Programme developed by the Academie Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Universities of Paris-Dauphine and Wageningen, in partnership with the NGOs PlaNet Finance, CERISE, SOS FAIM and ADA.