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External Publications

The 2016-17 State of Housing Microfinance: Understanding the Business Case for Housing Microfinance The 2016-17 State of Housing Microfinance, based upon a survey of 101 housing microfinance practitioners, is composed of insights and findings regarding practitioners’ perceptions of the challenges and opportunities facing housing microfinance, successful implementation strategies, and the performance of housing microfinance portfolios. Using a simple framework to analyze these responses ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF 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 ...

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Case studies

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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Research results

Digitalizing Microfinance in Europe The paper summarizes the results of the survey on the use of fintech solutions and digitalization of the customer relations and lending process among MFIs in Europe. While there is a widespread recognition about the need to use digital processes to a larger degree, the ability and willingness of MFIs to do that varies greatly. The ...

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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

Proposal for a revised EU definition of microfinance and microcredit The existing EU definition of microfinance i.e. the maximum amount of 25.000 € is not satisfactory as it does not recognize the specificities and the developments of the sector. MFC and EMN joined forced and in consultation with their Members in 2017 worked out a new definition of microcredit 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 ...

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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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