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Give your feedback for EC: A simplified prospectus for companies and investors in Europe

Feedback period: 24 April 2018 – 22 May 2018 The European Commission would like to hear your views about a simplified prospectus for companies and investors in Europe. A prospectus is a legal document that describes a company’s main line of business, its finances and shareholding structure the securities that are being issued and/or admitted to trading It contains the ...

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Apply for Scholarship for the 2018 Boulder Microfinance Training in English!

Training dates: July 23rd to August 3rd, 2018 Scholarships application deadline: May 21th, 2018 The 24th Edition of the Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) in English featuring the Digital Financial Services Concentration will be held  in Turin, Italy  from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2018. The Programme will bring together financial inclusion professionals from around the world representing MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor ...

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The Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association Awards 2018

The Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) held its 11th Annual Award Dinner on  20 April,  2018.   According to its set tradition, Award Dinner was organized with aim to boost networking between financial institutions and other stakeholders as well as to provide official recognition to the organizations with best practices in performance on different nomination categories. During the event AMFA also awarded ...

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MFC Members News: ADIE’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

On March 29, 2018, the Association for the Right to Economic Initiative (ADIE) celebrated its 30th anniversary in Paris. It was a time to celebrate and reflect on Adie’s accomplishments in 2017 and unveil its new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. It was also an opportunity to share the results from Adie’s nation-wide initiative which collected micro-entrepreneurs’ proposals on how to improve ...

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Building New Foundations in Housing Microfinance: European Microfinance Award 2017 summary

The latest European Dialogue published by the European Microfinance Platform presents the picture of the trends and some of the most interesting initiatives underway in the housing microfinance sector that were submitted for the European Microfinance Award 2017. MFC staff: Katarzyna Pawlak and Ewa Bańkowska, had a privilege to be part of the award process as expert consultants. The publication is the compilation of the ...

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MFC Signed Strategic Partnership with Country Associations: AMA, AMFOK and UCORA

MFC’s Partnership Programme for Country Associations is a new initiative that is expected to move the cooperation with country level microfinance networks to a new, strategic level.  This week next 3 Associations joined the Programme: AMFOK (Kazakhstan), AMA (Albania) and UCORA (Armenia). Association of Legal Entities “Association of microfinance organizations of Kazakhstan (AMFOK)” is non-profit organization that aims to strengthen and promote the interests of its ...

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Welcome to our new member: Global Credit UCO from Armenia!

The main objective and mission of “GLOBAL CREDIT” UCO CJSC is to take a leading position in  financial market of Armenia, to render a wide range of loan services to their customers and to play a serious role in competitive market. In the light of that the company’s strategy and further activities are directed to achievement of the above mentioned ...

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Social Performance Fund: 3rd Round Infographic Summary

The Social Performance Fund, managed by Microfinance Centre, promotes the broad adoption of the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management. Today we are pleased to announce the results of the third round of SP Fund, focused on: promoting the SPI4 as a data collection and performance management tool among MFIs, networks and investors; supporting MFIs to fully integrate Social Performance Management into ...

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Toward a Financial Health Tool for Consumers: Test Results Summary

  The Microfinance Centre and Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion are working together to build a financial health tool to assist customers with gauging and improving their financial health, and to assist financial institutions to help them do so as well. During the first phase of the project MFC developed simple financial health quiz, helping people find out how financially healthy their ...

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Building Financial Capabilities and Strengthening Institutions through Customer-Centered Innovations

Time and time again we observed that personal money management skills are crucial for survival of microenterprise, while building up the savings significantly improves the resilience towards economic shocks of the family and helps pursuing the family’s dreams. Thus for years MFC has been working on improving financial health of the low income people. Today, the behavioral economy research shows, that ...

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