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Contribute to the Performance Monitoring of the EaSI Programme!

We kindly invite all individuals, organisations and institutions that follow policy debate in the field of employment and social affairs and/or are involved in the national and EU policy formulation or implementation in these areas to participate in the Stakeholder Survey of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2019. The EaSI programme is committed to results-based management, which involves ...

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EaSI TA Microfinance Workshop: Current Challenges in Loan Analysis

Date: 7 March 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current challenges in loan analysis The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 7 March 2019. The event is organised in cooperation with the Polish Union of Loan Funds and will respond to the demand of Polish microfinance and ...

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Making Microfinance Work training course for microfinance managers 2019: Managing Product Diversification

Date: April 1-5, 2019 Location: Turin, Italy Organiser: International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization The ITC-ILO announces the 2019 edition of its Making Microfinance Work training course for microfinance managers: Managing Product Diversification. This training programme helps microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner. The course is designed for middle and higher level managers ...

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5th Annual CEO FORUM Summit at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

Dates:  31 May – 1 June 2019 Location:  Istanbul, Turkey  The CEO FORUM Summit is an exclusive space for leaders of microfinance institutions to discuss challenges, share their experience and expand their knowledge and practice horizons. The 5th Annual CEO Forum Summit will be held as a post-conference event on 31 May – 1 June 2019 during 22nd MFC Annual Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. This year the ...

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EaSI TA Workshop: Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions

Date: 15 March 2019 (09:00 – 16:30 CET) Location: Brussels, Belgium Topic: Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme on ‘How digital do you want to become? Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions’. The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 15 March 2019. Digitalisation is a ...

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Six Microfinance Institutions Awarded Under the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

On 13 December 2018, the Code of Good Conduct Steering Committee decided to award six microfinance institutions the certificate of compliance with the Code, based on the results of the evaluations. The certificate is valid for three years. The awarded microfinance institutions were: NOA Sh.a. Albania, MFC member SIS Credit Bulgaria, MFC member FED Invest Albania, MFC member Confidi Terziario Emilia ...

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Partner Microcredit Foundation Announces Call for Board of Directors Nominations

MFC Member, PARTNER Microcredit Foundation from Bosnia and Herzegovina announces the call for the selection and appointment of members of the Board of Directors. Partner MCF is a microcredit foundation established by international organization “Mercy Corps” seated in the USA, which started the business as the Department for Economic Development within „Mercy Corps“ in April 1997 when the first credits were issued. ...

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Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019: Call for Proposals

The objective of the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is to create space for technology companies working with business lenders, fintechs and other types of alternative finance players to encourage innovation and partnership building in Europe and Central Asia. This dedicated market space created at the conference venue will allow alternative finance institutions to present their organizations, ...

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The MFC’s activities under the Financial Inclusion for Inclusive Growth in Europe II program are evaluated positive

As part of our four-year Framework Partnership Agreement with the DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion of the European Commission (under the rubric of “European networks actively promoting access to finance”), we conducted an evaluation survey to review the needs and expectations of key stakeholders (beneficiaries and partners) regarding activities carried out as part of our Financial Inclusion for Inclusive ...

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MFC Member FINCA Armenia Becomes Country’s First Financial Institution to Receive Smart Certification

FINCA Armenia has received Certification from the Smart Campaign in recognition of its long-standing commitment to client protection. This comes after a rigorous independent review process found the organization has upheld industry-leading client protection standards in providing responsible finance. One of 20 microfinance banks and institutions that make up the FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) network, FINCA Armenia joins FIF subsidiaries ...

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