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Social Performance Fund

Funder: Ford Foundation   Partner: CERISE The Project Goal The Social Performance 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 Status: Finished Social Performance Reports Social Performance in Europe, ...

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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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Tools for MFIs

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] From Mission to Action. Management Series for Microfinance Insitution  [Strategic ...

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My Home, My Responsibility

Funder: The project is supported by Obywatele dla Demokracji Program, finansed by EOG grants  Partners: Habitat for Humanity Poland; Młodzieżowy Ośrodek Wychowawczy Księży Orionistów (MOW) Helping delinquent youth successfully transition from foster care into independent adult life means equipping them with the personal money management skills they often lack. The MFC has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Poland and delinquent youth ...

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Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship in Rural Azerbaijan

 Funder:  European Union   Partner: Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA)We’re boosting women’s entrepreneurship in rural Azerbaijan through an important three-year collaboration with the AMFA Network. Our aim is to train at least 1,650 women in 8 rural areas to better manage their household finances, develop or launch their own business, or find a job in the financial sector.News Financial education in Azerbaijan: Read ...

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