Appraca Centrab

Exploring Progressive Modes of economic and financial cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region



As the training and research arm of APRACA, CENTRAB is committed to assist its member institutions in developing their rural finance systems through training and research.


  • Design, conduct and evaluate regional level workshops, core, current and special courses as well as research and comparative studies on rural finance;
  • Establish system for supervision and technical audit of training activities to strengthen internal policy-making processes; and
  • Upgrade networking facilities and instructional resources.
    • Objectives

      • To facilitate and promote the transfer of innovative technologies, ideas and practices in rural finances between and among member institutions and countries;
      • To facilitate provision of training to member institutions; and
      • To facilitate national, regional and international cooperation in training, special studies, and researches in credit and other rural financial systems.

Upcoming Activities

  • International Program on Managerial Leadership for Mid Level Managers
  • International Program on Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • International Study Visit Program on Creating Sustainable Models of Agri Financial Services and Risk Mitigation Programs for the Rural Farmers
  • International Study Visit Program on the Best Practices and Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Finance
  • International Study Visit on the Landscape of Philippine MSME and the Enabling Entrepreneur Credit Surety Fund Program