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Microfinance CEO Forum 2016

The Microfinance CEO Forum is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. We are holding our Annual CEO Summit for EBRD-funded MFIs in June 2016 (24-25 June) in Tirana, Albania. In addition, in the fall (28-29 October) we ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector

What is EaSI Technical Assistance? The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme is an EU level financing instrument. Under fi-compass, a unique platform for advisory services on financial instruments and microfinance, EaSI TA offers institutional assessment and tailored training to selected microcredit providers, workshops to spread good practice in the wider European microcredit sector and a dedicated helpdesk. How is ...

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Software Group empowers the microfinance sector through technology

Software Group (SG) specializes in end-to-end solutions for the microfinance sector, focusing particularly on microfinance institutions, cooperatives and credit unions. The company is active in over 60 countries on 6 continents and works from offices in Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico and Philippines. A global market leader, SG continues to grow and develop worldwide; its focus in 2016 are ...

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The KMF Financial Education project in Kazakhstan reached 76,000 people!

  In order to increase the level of financial education of the population in Kazakhstan, KazMicrofinance (KMF*), with the support of its parent company KMF Fund – “Demeu” has developed a project it is calling “Increase of Financial Literacy of the Population“. Using an innovative design approach to ensure best results, KMF developed this unique project for Kazakhstan in December ...

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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 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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