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Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion – European Microfinance Platform

Download the European Microfinance Platform’s Publication “Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion” draws on the technology initiatives of the winners and semi-finalists of the 2018 European Microfinance Award on ‘Financial Inclusion through Technology’, paving the way for how advances in technology can be adopted by financial services providers who serve the excluded. Between the developer or engineer on the one end, ...

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How Industry Executives View Financial Health – Report by CFSI

Download the Report   In the report “From Buzzword to Business Model: How industry executives view financial health”, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) reveals how financial institutions are approaching financial health as they seek to engage customers meaningfully and profitably.  As the vast majority of Americans struggle financially, improving customer financial health is a top priority for many industry ...

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MFI Marketing and HR Professionals Join Virtual Learning Events to Share Experience with Each Other

In the second week of September, the MFC will kick off the second round of our Coaching and Peer-mentoring Programme for MFI Leaders, a two-track initiative with dedicated sessions for both HR and marketing staff. Each monthly two-hour session (one for HR, one for marketing) provides a platform for professionals from different countries to explore best practices, share challenges, brainstorm ...

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MFC Shared 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 First national conference on financial inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan attended by MFC representative Kinga Dabrowska and MFC board members: Alisher Akbaraliev (Association of Micro-Finance Organizations in Tajikistan (AMFOT)) and Sanavbar Sharipova (IMON International). Kinga shared few findings from MFC fintech mapping conducted in several ...

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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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