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Call for Proposals for the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018!

Dear MFC & EMN Members, As we announced at our respective Annual Conferences in 2017 in Sarajevo and Venice, both networks have decided to hold a common MFC-EMN Annual Conference in 2018. This will not be the first time that we organise a joint Annual Conference (MFC and EMN held one in 2006 in Budapest), and the decision to hold ...

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Research results

Digitalizing Microfinance in Europe The paper summarizes the results of the survey on the use of fintech solutions and digitalization of the customer relations and lending process among MFIs in Europe. While there is a widespread recognition about the need to use digital processes to a larger degree, the ability and willingness of MFIs to do that varies greatly. The ...

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Annual Reports

MFC Annual Report 2016 MFC Annual Report 2015 MFC Annual Report 2014 MFC Annual Report 2013 MFC Annual Report 2012    

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Policy Papers

Proposal for a revised EU definition of microfinance and microcredit The existing EU definition of microfinance i.e. the maximum amount of 25.000 € is not satisfactory as it does not recognize the specificities and the developments of the sector. MFC and EMN joined forced and in consultation with their Members in 2017 worked out a new definition of microcredit and ...

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Save the date! Conference on Big data and fintech, 17 October (Brussels, Belgium)

Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion? 17 October 2017 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm), Place du Congrès, 1 – 1000 Brussels The aim of the conference co-organised by ECRI, BEUC and EFIN, is to explore, from the financial inclusion perspective, both the potential risks and the potential benefits for everyone in society of innovations in financial services products ...

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MFC prepares for the country visit to Serbia and Montenegro

As part of the project exploring the ecosystem for start-ups in Europe, the MFC team will meet with microfinance institutions, NGOs, state bodies and others engaged in supporting new enterprises. We will talk about the current efforts in helping start-up enterprises and will brainstorm on the possible ways of scaling up the efforts. On 11th and 12th of September, meetings ...

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Save the date! Webinar: SME Finance for Microfinance Institutions

Topic: SME Finance for Microfinance Institutions Date: September 11, 2017 (14:00 – 15:30 CET) Presenter: Matthew Gamser*, CEO, SME Finance Forum Join the meeting!   Increasingly, Microfinance Institutions are involved in working with small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), by extending their existing products and services or creating innovative approaches to address the needs of SMEs. SMEs are an attractive ...

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Kazakhstan Microfinance Forum, 7-8 September, Almaty!

On September 7-8, 2017 MFO KMF – a leading microfinance provider in Kazakhstan will hold the Kazakhstan Microfinance Forum, entitled “Financial Literacy Improvement as a Factor of Economic Stabilization”. The event will gather government, private and public stakeholders from Kazakhstan, Central Asian region and beyond to share views and experiences on the strategies and practical implementation of financial education and ...

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SP Fund Partners/Grantees Publications

  Social Performance Country Report developed by Union of Credit Organizations of Armenia (UCORA), 2016. The report includes information about SP policies, practice and results collected from 9 UCORA members.         SP country report – Azerbaijan, developed by AMFA, 2016 This report details the state of Social Performance Management (SPM) practice among AMFA members in key operational ...

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Apply for the 2017 MFC Annual Innovation Award! Submission deadline extended!

Last year we launched our first ever MFC Innovation Award! The MFC Innovation Award explores the new trends in optimizing business processes through the Digitalization for a Connected World. We’re glad to invite all organizations from the ECA region that add significant contribution to financial inclusion, society and improving peoples’ lives through their daily business, to apply for the 2017 ...

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