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MFC Activities under EaSI Technical Assistance Programme in the 2nd Quarter of 2019

The EaSI Technical Assistance Programme services support public and private financial intermediaries of the microfinance sector in Europe with a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the quality of their internal processes, enhancing access to finance for vulnerable groups, and creating a sustainable European microfinance ecosystem. The Programme is managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Frankfurt School of Finance ...

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Social Performance Management of the Microfinance Sector in the Caucasus and Central Asia

  Social Performance Management (SPM) refers to the systems that organisations use to achieve their stated social goals and creating value for clients. The microfinance sector applies commercial means to achieve social ends. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) who translate their mission and values into measurable objectives are more likely to achieve strong social performance, such as: reaching the target market, delivering ...

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DRSAT: Инструмент для самостоятельной оценки готовности МФО к переходу на цифровой формат работы

Об инструменте DRSAT Новые технологии в сочетании с цифровой трансформацией могут привести к масштабным изменениям в привычном стиле работы, процессах, продуктах и услугах организации. Чтобы использовать возможности, которые могут дать цифровые инструменты, МФО сначала необходимо понять, каково положение дел на данный момент. Способность МФО внедрять масштабные цифровые инициативы называется «готовностью к цифровому формату работы». Определив пробелы в области цифровых решений, ...

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Tools to Support Migrant Entrepreneurs

Exciting news for migrant and refugee support professionals and practitioners in training: The first edition of the MAGNET Open Toolkit for migrant entrepreneurship support has gone live in the form of downloadable PDF format. A collection of tested, hands-on tools and methodologies that qualify as ‘good practices’ – made by practitioners for practitioners in the Migrant Entrepreneurship domain, are available ...

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Our Latest EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop in Poland Was Well Received by Participants

Date: 11 June 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current regulatory challenges The European Commission sponsored a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme, which took place in Warsaw (Poland) on 11 June 2019. This event, co-hosted by the Polish Union of Loan Funds, helped better understand Polish microfinance regulations and identify solutions to current challenges they face. Discussion topics included the practical aspects of ...

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Testing Prototypes of the Financial Health Digital Tool

The Microfinance Centre has launched the next phase of our Building Financial Capabilities and Strengthening Institutions through Customer-centered Innovations project. At the end of June 2019, the project team (MFC staff and the staff of our partner Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion ) tested the first prototypes of the Financial Health Digital Tool—interviewing eight beneficiaries of Fundacja Innowacja i Wiedza (a ...

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Romanian Microfinance Working Group Announces Launch of a Country-level Association

The 12-member Romanian microfinance working group has begun its second year of work, and has announced the upcoming launch of a new country-level microfinance association. On 11 July 2019, a meeting was held in Bucharest in which working group members discussed important issues such as: the legal registration stages of the microfinance  association, data collection on the impact of microfinance ...

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Microfinance Centre is Hiring for the Position of the Communication Coordinator

We are looking for motivated, creative and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Communication Coordinator (CC) at the Microfinance Centre (MFC).  MFC is an international NGO and the leading social finance network uniting 113 institutions in Europe and Central Asia. We care for promoting fairness, inclusion, equality and responsible service. MFC Communication Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all internal ...

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MFC Unveils Mapping Study at the Fintech Connect Launch Event in London

The Microfinance Centre presented the findings from its new fintech mapping study at the Fintech Connect Launch Event #FTC19LAUNCH in London on 3 July 2019. Study results were presented by Jean-Stephane Gourevitch, moderator of a panel discussion entitled “How fintech and innovation supports financial inclusion in the UK“. Study findings show that startups and innovators see new opportunities, with a ...

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MFC Shares Its Findings at the Conference “Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan”

Date:  August 15, 2019 Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Topic: Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan The purpose of the conference “Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan” is to identify and explore innovations, innovative financial products and non-financial services that can facilitate access to finance for poor people, individual entrepreneurs and women, and increase their participation in the formal economy. In particular, ...

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