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Register for the Alternative Finance Forum, October 5, Warsaw!

Registration is now open for the biggest alternative finance event of the year: Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social Finance and More October 5th in Warsaw, Poland Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and ideas to introduce new forms of financial services, and innovative ways of providing finance to your clients. Meet the leaders in alternative finance services and lead the lower-end ...

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Call for Proposals for the Policy & Advocacy Program for SME development in Belarus!

Call for Proposals English version       Русская версия   International technical assistance project “Increasing Access to Finance for the Rural Population of Belarus” implemented by Republican Microfinance Center (Belarus) (hereinafter “RMC”) with support of USAID requires the development of the RMC Policy and Advocacy Program (including Microleasing) for SME development in the Republic of Belarus with a 3-year ...

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3rd European Microfinance Day: Save the date!

Dear Members, We are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the European Microfinance Day (EMD)! European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Centre (MFC) would like to invite you to join the communication campaign jointly rolled out by both networks with the aim to raise awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social exclusion and unemployment in Europe around ...

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Call for Proposals: 2-day training course on microfinance!

Call for Proposals English version   Русская версия   “Increasing Access to Finance for the Rural Population of Belarus” Project, implemented by Republican Microfinance Center (Belarus) with support of USAID, (hereinafter – Project) is required to conduct 2-day training course on microfinance for economically active rural population and microenterprises in rural areas” (16 academic hours) for the Belarusian leasing and ...

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Register to join upcoming webinars on SPM!

Introduction to Social Performance Management: What is it & what is the role of governance in effective SPM? September 28, 2017, 12.00 PM CEST This webinar will focus on what social performance management is and it will also seek to underline what the role of governance is in effective SPM. This webinar and Q&A session will be led by Kinga ...

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MFC Digitalization Working Group

The Digitalization Working Group goal is to discuss with MFC members the ways new technology can be sensibly embraced by microfinance institutions. We would also like to reach a shared understanding of the opportunities that exist as far as digitalization is concerned, MFI needs related to new technology, strategies, partnerships, and risks involved. MFC members discuss digitalization issues during virtual ...

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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

Microfinance in Europe. Social Performance Management Report  The Report presents current state of social performance practices of European microfinance sector in implementing SPM. The main achievements of the sector are positive contribution to sustainability of microbusinesses and support to excluded segments of population. The biggest challenges industry faces are setting S.M.A.R.T. goals during SPM implementation and providing non-financial services as ...

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Annual Reports

MFC Annual Report 2017 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 2009-2016

  MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential to create jobs and ...

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