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SPM think tank’s works concluded – recommendations submitted to the European Commission

One and a half year ago EMN initiated a Think Tank on Social Performance Management and invited MFC to participate. The Think Tank, which integrates practitioners, network representatives, and investors held a series of meetings in order to discuss how to integrate into the EU Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Providers and a more social approach based on international ...

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Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social finance & more

  The Alternative Finance Forum took place on the 5th of October in Warsaw, Poland. It was organised by Microfinance Centre with a generous support from the European Investment Bank Institute. The theme and the tagline of the Forum was “Fintech, Social Finance and More”, which also served as the organising principle for the Forum.     The purpose of ...

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Read the 4th EaSI TA Project Newsletter!

PDF version Dear Readers, This is our last project newsletter for the year and before we give you a summary of the most important points covered below, we would like to take some time to express our gratitude for all new partnerships, which allowed us to work with you to benefit your institution, your clients, and the whole microfinance sector ...

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Read our latest case study on start-up ecosystem in Montenegro!

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Montenegro This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Montenegro. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups, and propose concrete and practical steps to bring about more support for start-ups. ...

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2017 MFC Innovation Award: Congratulations to the Winner!

  We are thrilled to announce the Winner of the second edition of the MFC Innovation Award*: Kompanion Bank from the Kyrgyz Republic Kompanion Bank will be awarded with a complimentary license for smart android application for a Software Group delivery channel solution of choice and 20 android tablets, generously provided by Software Group. Kompanion Bank’s project proposal received highest ...

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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Read the OECD/EU publication!

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 is the fourth edition in a series of publications that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation, economic growth and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. It shows that there is substantial potential to combat unemployment ...

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Read our latest case study on start-up ecosystem in Macedonia!

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Macedonia Поддршка на можностите за “Старт-ап Генерацијата“ за Македонија in Macedonian This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Macedonia. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups, and propose concrete and practical ...

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SPTF Spotlight: Implementation Guide 2.0 is available!

Last month, SPTF released an updated version of the Universal Standards Implementation Guide — the “one-stop” resource that provides practical, actionable guidance for improving social performance management (SPM). This Spotlight will provide an overview of the resources in the Guide and how to use it. What is the Implementation Guide? The Universal Standards for SPM describes best practices for social performance management. Financial service providers, funders, ...

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8th European Microfinance Award: Ceremony & Winners!

Award Ceremony Pictures This year, MFC as a member of European Microfinance Platform and a recognised housing microfinance expert, had the pleasure to support the process of setting up and holding the 8th European Microfinance Award. The three 2017 Award finalists and the Winner were announced at the European Microfinance Award Ceremony held on Thursday evening, November 30th in Luxembourg. ...

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Housing Microfinance: Shelter Solutions for the Poor. Read the report!

Housing is often proclaimed to be one of the “big three” priorities for low-income households around the world, along with food and primary education. The global population living in substandard housing is 1.6 billion and climbing, especially as the world becomes more urban. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, about 97 to 99 percent of people do not have access to formal ...

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