Tag Archives: Capacity Building

Work from Home – Good Tips

By Kinga Dąbrowska How to Work From Home Effectively  [1] Work from home (WFH)  requires a high level of self-organization and self-motivation skills from each one of us. For some institutions organizing WFH is not a new practice, but many of us will experience this for the first time. We decided to briefly summarize the essentials of working remotely adjusting it ...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Announcement – MFC Working On-line to Support Members

Taking into account the current pandemic of coronavirus and the epidemic state introduced by Polish authorities, MFC Team is now working remotely. Any kind of activities planned in the field are postponed or moved on-line, at least those planned until the end of March. We are now organizing ourselves to support our Members and the microfinance sector. A series of ...

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The Contribution of the Fintech Sector to Financial Inclusion and Health – A Review of Opportunities and Challenges

The case studies present findings on the current state of the fintech industry in six countries: (UK, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey and the Czech Republic) in the context of their potential contribution (positive and negative) to financial inclusion and financial health of individuals and small businesses. The summary paper offers a comparative analysis of fintechs’contribution to financial inclusion and health ...

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MFC at EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance Workshop on the role of Regional Microfinance Associations in Romania

The European Union is offering a microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, taking place at Hotel Mercure Bucharest, Romania, on 12 March 2020. This is a follow-up workshop to another event organised in cooperation with the Romanian Microfinance Association, which took place in November 2019 and focused on a study [read :Benchmarking Microfinance in Romania, 2016-2018] Topic: The role ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Investment Readiness Training for Microfinance Institutions in Portugal

The investment training session is tailored to microfinance institutions and other stakeholders in the Portuguese microfinance sector. The European Union is offering an investment readiness training under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme tailored to microfinance institutions and other stakeholders in the Portuguese microfinance sector. The training will take place at the SANA Metropolitan Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal on 11 March 2020. This ...

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EU Funding Toolkit – a Very Useful Resource on EU Funding Programmes by Euclid Network

Euclid Network in cooperation with EC prepared a very handy toolkit about all of the EU funding programmes. It can be very useful for all of the MFI’s, social enterprises, start-ups, institutions helping migrants You can find there the Overview on EU funding instruments: EaSI, COSME, ESF, Interreg Europe, Erasmus+, LIFE and Horizon 2020. If your institution is searching for ...

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ImpaktEU: MFC Joins Forces with EMN to Set up a New Investment Platform targeting MFIs in EaSi countries*

The new initiative – impaktEU aims to be a one-stop shop for smaller players as regards access to funding, technical assistance, grants etc. It will operate within the framework of the “InvestEU” programme set-up by the European Commission for the period 2021-2027 and will prioritize a maximum social impact on the ground while fostering a strong complementarity with existing European ...

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Financial Health of Microenterprises

Project background Financial health is more than a simple metric of business success (e.g. profitability, secure cash flow, growth potential, etc.) Financial health is achieved when daily systems help build resilience and pursue opportunities. It includes the ability to meet financial obligations (e.g. bills, taxes, payroll) and  maximize the collectability of sales; access to funds to weather financial storms; and ...

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MFC Activities under EaSI Technical Assistance Programme in the 2nd Quarter of 2019

The EaSI Technical Assistance Programme services support public and private financial intermediaries of the microfinance sector in Europe with a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the quality of their internal processes, enhancing access to finance for vulnerable groups, and creating a sustainable European microfinance ecosystem. The Programme is managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Frankfurt School of Finance ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance for Social Enterprise Finance

Social enterprises contribute to the European policy in the area of employment and social inclusion and are particularly relevant for the implementation of the rights and principles expressed in the European Pillar for Social Rights. The European Commission recognised the potential of social enterprises for innovation and their positive impact on the economy and society at large in its Social Business Initiative and Start-up and ...

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