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MFC Continues Organising Country Meetings on Financial Inclusion

This autumn, the MFC is heading back out on the road to convene country meetings to discuss with partners the latest in microfinance and financial inclusion. This includes: EaSI TA program, EaSI financial instruments, our new digitalization strategy, research on the sector, important events, communication with the European Commission. Upcoming meetings include: Poland: We’re talking to the Polish Union of Loan Funds ...

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Microfinance Gateway Becomes Findev Gateway

The Microfinance Gateway, CGAP’s independent knowledge platform, is changing its name to FinDev Gateway. The new brand reflects the platform’s broadening scope in recognition of the role financial inclusion plays in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. “The new name, FinDev, which stands for ‘Financial Inclusion for Development’, is part of a strategic repositioning of the Gateway, which has ...

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Welcome to the New MFC Member: PCES doo from Macedonia

We are very pleased to introduce the new MFC Member: PCES doo from Macedonia. PCES doo is an IT consulting and engineering company founded on years of experience in IT for financial institutions and digital financial services. PCES acts as translator, facilitator and moderator at the intersection of IT and banking, establishing integrated solutions to realize the full potential of ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance entering a new phase

The European Commission will directly manage the EaSI Technical Assistance, working closely with Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (the leader of the Consortium with the MFC and the EMN) and MicroFinanza Rating. Building a more inclusive and fairer Union is a key priority for the European Commission, which has recognised the potential of microfinance and social enterprises to foster job creation, inclusive entrepreneurship ...

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MFC Signs Strategic Partnership with China Association of Microfinance

The MFC’s Partnership Programme for Country Associations is an initiative that is expected to move the cooperation with country level microfinance networks to a new, strategic level. The Microfinance Centre has signed strategic partnership with the China Association of Microfinance (CAM).  Apart from the above-mentioned the Programme has already been initiated with 13 country level associations: MFO (Macedonia), AMFI (BiH), AMFOT (Tajikistan), AMFA (Azerbaijan), ...

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MFC Member KMF from Kazakhstan announced as finalist for European Microfinance Award

On the 20th of September, the Selection Committee for the European Microfinance Award 2018 on “Financial Inclusion through Technology” chose the three finalists who will go on to compete for the €100,000 prize: KMF of Kazakhstan, Advans CI of Ivory Coast and  ESAF Small Finance Bank of India. This year, the Award has highlighted the role of technology in advancing financial ...

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Read the MFC Annual Report 2017!

  Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share with you the MFC Annual Report for 2017! Since its inception, the MFC has worked at the forefront of best practice in financial inclusion. To continue this engagement, last year the MFC Board and staff developed a new strategy that will support our members in navigating through the current era of rapid ...

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Join us in Brussels to celebrate the 4th European Microfinance Day!

  The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) are pleased to invite you to the Brussels-based event to celebrate the 4th European Microfinance Day (EMD)! On the occasion of the 4th European Microfinance Day Campaign, EMN and MFC are proud to announce that this year’s Brussels-based event will take place on 26 October. A panel debate will ...

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Two New Publications added to the MFC Library!

Have you heard? The MFC Library is your source for all the latest publications on microfinance, financial inclusion, capacity building and other topics connected with FI. MFC specialists keep reviewing thousands of publications and recommend reports, which should not be missed. Today we’ve added two external publications: How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines      ...

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