GHAMFIN, a network of mostly microfinance associations (MFAs) and their member microfinance providers is very active in playing an advocacy role and lobbying on issues of concern to the sector. The network provides a common platform for MFAs and MFIs to speak with one voice. The need for an advocacy mechanism is also related to the development of a microfinance code of best practice important for the long-term sustainability of the microfinance sector.