APMAS is a national-level technical and managerial support institution with a
vision, “Sustainable self-help movement in India?
. It works
for women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation through capacity building,
quality assessment, livelihood promotion, communication and research &
advocacy on a fee-for-service basis. APMAS is funded by DFID through CARE
India, Ford Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, and InWEnt.
APMAS came into existence because of the felt need
for an institution for capacity building of both primary and secondary stakeholders
and for promotion and management quality in SHGs. Registered as a Non-Governmental
public society and stands under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976,
APMAS quickly established itself as a unique, credible, and pioneering support
organization in the field of SHG promotion. APMAS is a professionally managed and
functioning organization with a devoted Governing Board and Management and dedicated
Staff. The Board of APMAS consists of 20 representatives from the government, NGOs,
financial institutions and banks, academic institutions, SHG federations, and
eminent individuals. APMAS has very high quality human resources comparable to
the best in the sector. Since inception, APMAS has been actively supporting the
Government, Banks, NGOs and Community Based Organizations..