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Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Serbia This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Serbia. 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 ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

  Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This webinar was organised as part of the celebrations of the European Microfinance Day (EMD) Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Save as you borrow! Want to listen again? Click here The Microfinance Sector in Europe: ...

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Research results

  Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches Financial capability has been a buzz word for almost a decade as more and more financial institutions and other stakeholders recognize that in order to improve financial inclusion, customers need to have the financial capability to use financial services for their benefit. Many institutions are engaged in designing financial capability programs, however, ...

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Annual Reports

MFC Annual Report 2016 MFC Annual Report 2015 MFC Annual Report 2014 MFC Annual Report 2013 MFC Annual Report 2012    

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Policy Papers

  MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential to create jobs and ...

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SP Fund Partners/Grantees Publications

Social Performance Country Report developed by Union of Credit Organizations of Armenia (UCORA), 2016. The report includes information about SP policies, practice and results collected from 9 UCORA members.         SP country report – Azerbaijan, developed by AMFA, 2016 This report details the state of Social Performance Management (SPM) practice among AMFA members in key operational and ...

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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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Useful resources

Good Return: Short Introduction to Universal Standards for SPM Watch this video in French and Spanish!

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