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Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Infographic Report

Social performance management (SPM) refers to the systems that organizations use to achieve their stated social mission. As a part of Microfinance Centres’ ongoing efforts to promote social performance and support to MFC members in SPM implementation, we developed Social Performance Management Report based on data collected from 25 financial institutions, MFC Members from Europe. The Report presents current state of social ...

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Report “Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age” was published by CreditEase, IFC and Stanford University

The report on “Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age” was jointly published by CreditEase, IFC – International Finance Corporation, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. This report highlights some of the central frictions that prevent greater financial inclusion and financial well-being, and associated technological innovations that are fostering creative new approaches to mitigating these frictions for individuals and small ...

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International Funding for Financial Inclusion: Key Trends and Development by CGAP

The 2017 edition of CGAP’s annual Cross-Border Funder Survey reports has been released. Funder commitments to financial inclusion reached a historic high of US$37 billion in 2016. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA), which traditionally has been the top-funded region, funding has experienced a decline for the second year in a row. The average commitment in ECA per project in ...

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Call for proposals: Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants

Organiser: European Commission Deadline: 24.05.2018  Budget: €2,225,000 Eligible applicants: established in one of the 28 EU countries The overall objective of this call is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider distribution of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs. This call will identify potential entrepreneurs among migrants and raise awareness about entrepreneurship within migrant communities. Specifically, the focus is on: Training courses (e.g. on entrepreneurship, business ...

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Boost of €100 million for microfinance and social enterprises in Europe

The EU’s financing programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) will receive an additional €100 million for its Guarantee scheme from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe. The financial support comes on top of the original EaSI Guarantee instrument worth €96 million, for a combined overall investment of €196 million. In ...

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1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support starts tomorrow

Forum “Identifying common issues and challenges of Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and the role of entrepreneurial skills” 20th February 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria   The consortium members for the MAGNET (Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network for Entrepreneurship Training) Project, co-funded by the European Union, would kindly like to invite you to the first of four thematic forum on “Identifying common ...

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Join fi-compass ESF Conference about Financial instruments

Second fi-compass ESF Conference Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact 8 – 9 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium   The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), supported by the European Investment Bank, is pleased to announce the Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – ...

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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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#2017EMD: Learn more & get involved!

Read the Press Release!   As part of its mission, MFC & EMN, in cooperation with the members of both networks, will hold the 3rd European Microfinance Day on 20th October 2017 all across Europe. Main objectives of the European Microfinance Day To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment ...

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Albanian Microfinance: 25 Years in the Service of Free Entrepreneurship

The Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) brings together the most consolidated Albanian MFIs with an outstanding loan portfolio of approximately USD 120 million and a client outreach of over 61,000. With a current GDP per capita of USD 4,146 and 45% of its population living in rural areas, Albania shows a strong demand for microfinance products. Most of Albanian MFIs follow a socially-responsible ...

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