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Kazakhstan Microfinance Forum, 7-8 September, Almaty!

On September 7-8, 2017 MFO KMF – a leading microfinance provider in Kazakhstan will hold the Kazakhstan Microfinance Forum, entitled “Financial Literacy Improvement as a Factor of Economic Stabilization”. The event will gather government, private and public stakeholders from Kazakhstan, Central Asian region and beyond to share views and experiences on the strategies and practical implementation of financial education and ...

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SP Fund Partners/Grantees Publications

Social Performance Country Report developed by Union of Credit Organizations of Armenia (UCORA), 2016. The report includes information about SP policies, practice and results collected from 9 UCORA members.         SP country report – Azerbaijan, developed by AMFA, 2016 This report details the state of Social Performance Management (SPM) practice among AMFA members in key operational and ...

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Apply for the 2017 MFC Annual Innovation Award! Submission deadline extended!

  Last year we launched our first ever MFC Innovation Award! The MFC Innovation Award explores the new trends in optimizing business processes through the Digitalization for a Connected World. We’re glad to invite all organizations from the ECA region that add significant contribution to financial inclusion, society and improving peoples’ lives through their daily business, to apply for the ...

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EaSI TA Newsletter: Read the second edition!

  Dear Readers, Our second project newsletter brings you important milestones for the EaSI TA project: namely the successful completion of the Second Call for Expression of Interest, as well as the conclusion of the pilot phase of the EU Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (“the Code”). We are pleased to share updates to the Code, as well as ...

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Microfinance Centre contributes to the latest EMN Magazine!

Microfinance Centre (MFC) contributes to the latest EMN Magazine – Microfinance and Financial Education: Evidences from Europe (May 2017). MFC has prepared five case studies showing different approaches of microfinance institutions to improve the financial capability of their current and prospective clients. The highlighted institutions focus on building capacity in various areas of financial management (personal finance or business finance management) provided through ...

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MFC Barometer survey: Have your say!

Please take part in our annual barometer survey and let us know about your experience using EU programs and instruments, as well as about over-indebtedness issues in your country. Find out more here

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#MFC2017: Thank you for 20 years together!

Over 457 practitioners, donors, investors and other microfinance industry stakeholders from 41 countries attended the 2017 MFC Annual Conference, Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All, in Sarajevo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MFC and the ECA microfinance sector! This year, the conference focused on what the industry will look like twenty years in the future, including the influence ...

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Save the date! #2017AFF Alternative Finance Forum in Warsaw

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and network with diverse alternative finance professionals representing a variety of business models and types of services. Alternative Finance Forum: Between Fintech and Social Finance Date:         October 5, 2017 Time:         9:00 – 17:00 Location:  Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland   Join us for this Alternative Finance Forum: Between ...

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Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2016

  In June, a special ceremony was held in Warsaw to bring together people from business, academia and the public sector—and to announce winners of the twelfth edition of the competition for the best micro-entrepreneur of 2016. Thanks to support from the Citi Foundation, we could select the best innovative and traditional micro-enterprises. The winner of the main award is ...

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Winners of the third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award!

In 2017, we announced the winner of our third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award, to recognize members and partners for their financial inclusion advocacy work. This year, we awarded organizations that significantly contributed to promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion at a national and regional level. Specifically, we looked for organizations that engaged in a dialogue that led to a ...

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