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SP Fund round 3 in numbers

In October 2015, we launched the third round of the SP Fund (thanks to continued support from the Ford Foundation). The aim of this latest round is to build the capacity of national associations and MFIs to use the SPI4 tool to manage and report on their social performance. After the first 12 months of implementation, we’re proud to announce ...

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Financial education in Belarus: Helping over 2,000 people gain new skills!

We are pleased to announce the results of our three-year financial education project conducted in cooperation with the Belarussian Republican Microfinance Center (RMC) and funded by USAID. We achieved following results: 5 posters and brochures with financial literacy tips developed and disseminated 4 trainings of trainers conducted and 61 local financial literacy trainers trained 2,328 low-income people gained their knowledge ...

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EaSI TA Workshop on EU Instruments for Microfinance in Bulgaria

The workshop took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 10 November 2016. It was jointly hosted by the Bulgarian Association of Credit Cooperatives and Microfinance Organizations (BACCOM) and fi-compass. The event welcomed 34 practitioners from credit cooperatives and microfinance organizations, who discussed opportunities and obstacles within the Bulgarian microfinance sector. The speakers presented useful information regarding the EaSI Technical Assistance, EIF ...

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Help us shape the agenda for the 20th MFC Annual Conference!

20th MFC Annual Conference Horizon 2037: Fair finance for all 24-26 May 2017, Sarajevo Join us for our landmark annual conference in Sarajevo! Registration opens on 20 February 2017, and early-bird registration closes on 28 April 2017. In June in Tirana, and over the course of our country meetings, we’ve heard a great range of your excellent suggestions for discussion topics ...

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Call for Papers! 5th European Microfinance Research Conference

Microfinance and Financial Inclusion 12-14 June 2017 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom The University of Portsmouth will host the 5th European Microfinance Research Conference between 12th and 14th June 2017. The Conference has a generic theme of Microfinance and Financial Inclusion and is organised in cooperation with the European Microfinance Platform and CERMi. The European Microfinance Research Conference is one of ...

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“Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness” working paper launched by the EFIN Working Group

The Working Paper “Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness” is a result of the work of the EFIN Working Group on Over-indebtedness coordinated by MFC. It proposes the indicators to monitor the current indebtedness levels, maps potential data sources and stresses the importance of good quality data. It also offers the ways forward to improve monitoring in the short-, medium- and long-term perspective. ...

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Microfinance in Europe: A Survey of EMN-MFC Members. Report 2014-2015

Press Release This seventh edition of the Report on microfinance in Europe provides an overview of the development of the sector in terms of the main institutional characteristics, the microloan portfolio, and the social and financial performance for the period 2014-2015. The Report is based on data collected through a survey which was carried out as a collaboration between the ...

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Call for Papers || European Microfinance Research Award 2017

The EMN is pleased to announce the re-launch of the European Microfinance Research Award on issues related to microfinance in the European Union and EFTA countries. Research papers exploring the potential and key role of financial education for citizen empowerment will be especially valued as well as those focusing on financial inclusion. Other subjects are equally welcome, e.g. those related ...

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Join us for a Webinar! Official Launch of Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the EMN-MFC Survey Report 2014-2015!

6 December 2016 (12:00 PM – 12:40 PM CEST) The aim of the session is to present the key results of the Report “Microfinance in Europe: A Survey of EMN-MFC members” that will be released in December 2016. This seventh edition of the Report on microfinance in Europe provides an overview of the sector developments on the main institutional characteristics, ...

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Register Now! Over-Indebtedness: EU Initiatives to treat and prevent !

Personal Indebtedness in the EU 7 December 2016 (2:30 – 6:00 PM), Brussels, Belgium     PROGRAM     ONLINE REGISTRATION EFIN and Sylvie Goulard MEP, with the support of the ALDE group, organise a conference dedicated to the EU initiatives to tackle and prevent over-indebtedness. Organised at the EU Parliament, the conference will allow participants to learn more about the EU initiative ...

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