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Chief Credit Officers peer exchange workshop

part of the CEO Forum sponsored by EBRD The Chief Credit Officers peer exchange workshop will take place happen in Istanbul from 26-28 May, 2016. This year’s event will focus on credit scoring – a topic of increasing importance in the microfinance industry today. More than ever microfinance is using some form of scoring to increase its efficiency and manage ...

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Support for the Development of a National Financial Education Strategy

Funder: EFSE    Partner: National Bank of Moldova We’re proud to be working with the National Bank of Moldova to develop a national level financial education strategy. The strategy will be based on our research to establish the current picture of financial literacy levels among the population, as well as extensive interviews with key stakeholders. Along with the strategy, we’ll develop an action plan ...

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Strategic Advice for Launching a Financial Literacy Center in Kosovo

Funder: EFSE DF     Partner: Central Bank of Kosovo We are working with the Central Bank of Kosovo to develop a detailed business plan for a new national financial literacy center. The center will run initiatives, programs and campaigns to help Kosovar citizens understand key financial terms and concepts, promote responsible financial behavior and encourage greater trust in the financial sector – thus ...

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Social Performance Fund

Funder: Ford Foundation   Partner: CERISE The SP Fund promotes the broad adoption of the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management. Our aim is to promote SPM implementation by building the capacity of national associations and MFIs to use the SPI4 tool to manage and report on their social performance. Geography: Global  Resources Looking for a quick introduction to Social Performance Management? Check new ...

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Save the date! Developing Solutions Towards Economic Growth and Job Creation

Promoting Entrepreneurship in Europe: Developing Solutions Towards Economic Growth and Job Creation 24th May 2016, Brussels, Belgium NH Brussels Carrefour de l’Europe Webisite   Registration This timely Symposium will offer an opportunity to examine current challenges and developments related to entrepreneurship in Europe as well as to evaluate the role of small and medium size enterprises for economic growth. It will ...

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Housing Microfinance

Funder: Habitat for Humanity International Housing microfinance is a relatively recent arrival to the sector; with numerous MFIs launching new products and improving them as they go along. Against this backdrop, we’ve developed an easy-to-market research tool specifically for housing product improvement. It allows MFIs to quickly and effectively survey product users and non-users to identify “quick win” improvements, whether this is ...

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Useful resources

Good Return: Short Introduction to Universal Standards for SPM Watch this video in French and Spanish!

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Policy Publications. Archive: 2002-2008

Policy Monitor No. 13, September 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 12, January 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No.11, May 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 10, January 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 9, May 2006 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 8, January 2006 (in English, in Russian) Policy ...

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Research. Archive: 2003-2008

Inclusive Finance – the State of Microfinance Sector in ECA, 2008 Gender issues in Microfinance in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2008 The State of Microfinance Industry in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2007 The State of Microfinance Industry in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA), 2006 Market for Microinsurance in Romania. Low-Income Households Needs and Market Development Projections, 2006 Market for ...

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Responsible finance. Archive: 2003-2006

Backward Fiscal Cash 2006 [Refund UNDP BiH Approach to Poverty Reduction] Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 [in Russian] Entering New Markets: How Market Research Can Inform Product Development [Based on a Case Study by MDF-Kamurj, Armenia. MFC Spotlight Note 13, Michal Matul, Dorota Szubert, Gagik Vardanyan, Margarita Lalayan and Olga Tomilova, January 2005] ...

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