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Sector at a Crossroads? e-MFP: Financial Inclusion Compass 2019 Published

During the recent European Microfinance Week, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) launched the Financial Inclusion Compass 2019 on emerging short, medium and long-term trends in the financial inclusion sector, with digital transformation of FSPs, client protection, client-side technology innovations and agri-finance among the most significant trends identified by a broad array of sector stakeholders. Launched for the first time in 2018, the Compass leverages e-MFP’s multi-stakeholder ...

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Joint Statement: Social Enterprises as an Integral Part of the Fair, Green and Circular Transition in Europe

Every day in Europe, 2.8 million social economy enterprises employing some 19.1 million people are dedicated to solving societal challenges whilst running a sustainable business. All in all, this accounts for some 6.3% of the total paid workforce in Europe. Unlike traditional businesses, social enterprises create revenues and profits that are directly re-invested into up-skilling, innovative jobs and training opportunities. ...

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Webinar: Financial Health of Enterprises – How Are Clients’ Businesses Doing?

Microfinance Centre is kindly inviting you to participate in the webinar: Financial health of enterprises – how are clients’ businesses doing? 17th December, 11:00 – 12:00 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Presenter: Justyna Pytkowska, MFC We are proud to present the new MFC tool for measuring financial health of enterprises – SME Financial Health Scorecard, which we developed during ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Call for Delegation of Participants

Bootcamp is blooming – secure your spot in the 2020 edition already now! Fill in the Declaration of Attendance! Send the declaration by 31/12/2019 to Joanna Trela, Project Coordinator Do you feel prepared for the digital transformation? From MFC Membership Digitalization Survey we’ve learnt that 58% of the Member MFIs from Europe and Central Asia introduced digital innovation in 2018 and ...

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Erste Group Measures Impact of its Social Banking Activities

Social Banking activities helped to create and preserve almost 45.000 jobs across CEE Since its launch, 30,000 clients were supported with financing, education and/or mentoring Erste Social Banking supports starting entrepreneurs, microfinance businesses, social organisations and people in financial difficulties Financing efforts are combined with financial education to ensure sustainable financial well-being Erste Group is systematically growing its comprehensible Social ...

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ADB Loans to Help Improve Access to Housing Finance in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, 03 December, 2019 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $200 million in loans that will help the Government of Uzbekistan reform its housing finance programs and provide families with more affordable mortgage products, ADB’s Country Office in Uzbekistan said. Under the Mortgage Market Sector Development Program, ADB will provide a $50 million policy-based loan for reforms to help ...

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The ILO Financial Education Programme is Launching an e-learning Course

International Labour Organization has announced a new, free-of-charge e-learning course on Financial Education. This course complements the face-to-face training and awareness raising campaigns that the ILO Financial Education Programme has conducted over the years, training over 100,000 people worldwide. The course provides the e-learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to better manage their personal finances. The course is now available free ...

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FC, GAFSP Lending 9 Mln Euro to Support Small Agribusinesses in Kosovo

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are lending 9 million euro ($9.9 million) to three microfinance institutions (MFIs) to increase access to finance for small agribusinesses and farmers in Kosovo. “The loans to the Agency for Finance in Kosovo (AFK), KEP Trust (KEP), and Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves (KRK) are part of IFC’s ...

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Paris Meetings: MFC and CGAP on Cooperation

  The MFC Management Team met with new Head of CGAP Europe office – Gerhard Coetzee in Paris. They discussed CGAP and MFC strategies and projects and identified areas of stronger cooperation between the two organizations. Among different other areas identified, a topic of client centricity that both CGAP and MFC have been dedicated to since their inceptions was discussed. ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: PSD 2 – the Future of Payments with Allen & Overy

PSD 2 – the Future of Payments with Allen & Overy REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR 11th December, 10:30 – 11:30 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) The overall objective is to provide audience with a broad overview of the Payment Services Directive (2015/2366) or PSD II. The webinar will present details on the regulations of the Directive itself including the scope and the new regulated services ...

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