Current Projects

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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MFC Annual Conference

  The Microfinance Centre’s annual conference is the largest and most high-profile financial inclusion event in the region. The event is a unique occasion to learn from an impressive line-up of speakers and your peers, share experiences, trends and best practices in inclusive finance. Every year more than 500 delegates from 40+ countries around the world: Western Europe, New EU Member States, EU Accession countries, the ...

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Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network

There is a growing body of evidence that (aspiring) migrant entrepreneurs require a different set of core competences to successfully set up and run their businesses in a changing society in dynamic economic and labour market circumstances. To address this challenge MFC, along with 7 European partners, kicks off a new project aimed at linking and training organisations supporting migrant ...

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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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The Microfinance CEO FORUM

    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. Our objectives • Allow members to build business and professional relationships to better address the challenges and opportunities in the microfinance sector • Provide ...

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Increasing Access to Finance for Rural Population in Belarus

Funder: USAID     Partner: Republican Microfinance Center       Financial services can be a lifeline to low-income people, when used correctly. We’re working in Belarus to build the capacity of the Republican Microfinance Centre to provide training on budget management and saving to low-income communities. As part of this, our master trainers are rolling out our Plan Your Future and Debt Management ...

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Partnerstwo na Rzecz Edukacji Finansowej

I OGÓLNOPOLSKIE FORUM EDUKATORÓW FINANSOWYCH 6 PAŹDZIERNIKA 2017,  godz. 10:00 – 17.30 Biurowiec Rondo One, IIp. Rondo ONZ 1, Warszawa Zapraszamy na Forum przeznaczone dla trenerów i edukatorów aktywnych w dziedzinie edukacji finansowej. Uczestnicy Forum będą mieli okazję wymienić się doświadczeniami z innymi trenerami i edukatorami, podnieść swoje umiejętności oraz zdobyć nową wiedzę, którą w praktyczny sposób będą mogli zastosować w ...

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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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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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Access to Finance Barometer

As part of a multi-component project funded by European Commission, MFC is developing and testing methodology of Access to Finance Barometer that will provide insights into the country-level access to finance issues and priorities in 10 EU countries. The purpose of the AFS Barometer is to assess the level of financial inclusion and conditions of access to finance in EU ...

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