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#BWC2016: News from the field!

It’s been an exciting start to the campaign – and we wanted to share with you some of the highlights! What’s happening in the field? Over the last 2 weeks, our 21 partners have launched an impressive range of financial education activities. IMON (Tajikistan) staff reached a staggering 6,000 people in the first week alone! SIS Credit (Bulgaria) is teaming ...

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FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan wins the first MFC Innovation Award!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first ever Innovation Award: FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan. FINCA Bank will be awarded free Digital Field Application licenses and 20 tablets, generously provided by Software Group. MFC’s Innovation Award recognizes innovative projects that stand to significantly contribute to financial inclusion within the next two years. FINCA’s project proposal received highest scores by the ...

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SP Fund opportunities for MFIs and networks

The SP Fund team is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for national microfinance associations that are interested in developing SP country reports. Partner networks will also be trained in conducting effective SPI4 social audits. More information can be found here. All interested networks should apply by 6th November 2016. We’re also inviting MFIs to apply directly to ...

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2nd European Microfinance Day: 20th October 2016!

Press Release   Date: 20th October 2016 Venue: Brussels, Madrid, Sarajevo, Marseille, Rome, Dublin, Belgrade, Strasbourg, Barcelona, Turin, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, and many more. More than 200,000 European microfinance clients reached by non-financial services Under the tagline “Creating opportunities beyond Microcredit” over 20 events all around Europe will showcase how microfinance supports European citizens, both unemployed and excluded from the traditional financial ...

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Save the date! #emw2016

European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community working in developing countries, including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government. Learn ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign begins October 1st!

#BWC2016 For the next 31 days, 21 financial institutions in 15 countries will roll out financial education messages across the region as part of the MFC’s third annual Borrow Wisely Campaign.  In this massive coordinated Campaign, our partners will reach hundreds of thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients with tips and tools about how take on safe and responsible ...

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Save the date! Boosting Youth Employment in Europe through Growth and Quality Jobs

Boosting Youth Employment in Europe through Growth and Quality Jobs: Guaranteeing a Future for the Young Generations 22 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium Website  Registration  Event Brochure Eurostat’s latest figures show that in June 2016, 4.194 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU-28, of whom 2.915 million were in the Euro area. Compared with June 2015, youth unemployment rates have slightly ...

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Save the date! Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets

  Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has the pleasure to announce our inaugural version of:   Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets Washington DC, November 28 – December 2, 2016 A one-week program for senior financial inclusion professionals   If you are an experienced financial inclusion professional seeking to ...

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Nine new microcredit providers to benefit from fi-compass EaSI TA (the Call is still open!)

Under the second Call for EaSI TA, which opened three months ago, nine European Microcredit Providers (MCPs) from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania have been selected to benefit from technical assistance. These MCPs can opt to receive microfinance institutional rating and tailor-made technical assistance to improve the quality of their operations under the EaSI TA framework. With this selection, the ...

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Just a few days until the 2016 Borrow Wisely Campaign kicks off!

#BWC2016   In October, we’re kicking off our third annual Borrow Wisely Campaign! This year, 21 leading financial institutions will work across 15 countries in Europe and Central Asia to improve clients’ financial literacy knowledge and skills. The Campaign has become an annual event for MFC and its members. What’s the Campaign all about? As with previous years, we’ll be ...

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