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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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Join MFC Digitalization Working Group!

In the second half of 2016, the MFC launched a new Digitalization Working Group. The goal of this WG 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 ...

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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

  Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches Financial capability has been a buzz word for almost a decade as more and more financial institutions and other stakeholders recognize that in order to improve financial inclusion, customers need to have the financial capability to use financial services for their benefit. Many institutions are engaged in designing financial capability programs, however, ...

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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

  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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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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