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Nine new microcredit providers to benefit from fi-compass EaSI TA (the Call is still open!)

Under the second Call for EaSI TA, which opened three months ago, nine European Microcredit Providers (MCPs) from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania have been selected to benefit from technical assistance. These MCPs can opt to receive microfinance institutional rating and tailor-made technical assistance to improve the quality of their operations under the EaSI TA framework. With this selection, the ...

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Adie, MicroStart and Taysir launch distance learning for micro-entrepreneurs!

What are we talking about? Three microfinance institutions (MFIs), namely Adie in France, microStart in Belgium and Taysir in Tunisia launch together an online training facility addressed to future micro-entrepreneurs in September 2016. This free of charge e-learning instrument is composed of 9 short videos and over 40 tools & exercises, which guide future micro-entrepreneurs throughout the process of their ...

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CEO Summit 2016: From crisis management to strategic foresight

The third annual CEO Summit brought together sector leaders in Tirana for a two-day roundtable at the end of MFC 2016. This year’s event focused on the challenges faced by CEOs analyzed from two different perspectives: dealing with crisis situations, and anticipating (and preparing for) the future. Dr. Andrew Pospielovsky led the discussions on managing MFIs through crisis. The CEOs ...

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2nd Call for the Expression of Interest for EaSI TA services

We are pleased to announce that EIB’s fi-compass programme has issued its second Call for the Expression of Interest (EOI) for EaSI technical assistance (EaSI TA) services with the goal of selecting up to 34 European microcredit providers in the period of 2016 – 2017. For more information, please visit the fi-compass website What is EaSI TA? EaSI TA is ...

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CEO Summit 2016

We are pleased to invite you to the 2016 CEO Summit, which will take place in Tirana on 24-25 June, 2016. This Summit will follow the annual MFC conference, and in the same venue (conveniently located in the heart of the Albanian capital). Over these two days, our aim is to create an atmosphere of mutual trust and support so ...

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Microfinance CEO Forum 2016

The Microfinance CEO Forum is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. We are holding our Annual CEO Summit for EBRD-funded MFIs in June 2016 (24-25 June) in Tirana, Albania. In addition, in the fall (28-29 October) we ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector

What is EaSI Technical Assistance? The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme is an EU level financing instrument. Under fi-compass, a unique platform for advisory services on financial instruments and microfinance, EaSI TA offers institutional assessment and tailored training to selected microcredit providers, workshops to spread good practice in the wider European microcredit sector and a dedicated helpdesk. How is ...

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Chief Credit Officers peer exchange workshop

part of the CEO Forum sponsored by EBRD The Chief Credit Officers peer exchange workshop will take place happen in Istanbul from 26-28 May, 2016. This year’s event will focus on credit scoring – a topic of increasing importance in the microfinance industry today. More than ever microfinance is using some form of scoring to increase its efficiency and manage ...

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The Microfinance CEO Forum Opens its Doors to All MFC Members!

We are pleased to announce that the EBRD, the initial sponsor for our CEO Forum initiative, has agreed to expand this important initiative to include all MFC members. In doing so, we’ll be able to increase not only the networking opportunities available to Forum members, but also expand and rich the pool of collective wisdom and knowledge that the Forum ...

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CEO Forum

Funder: Fee based, co-funded by EBRDCompetition, regulation, inflation. Sluggish productivity growth; massive movements of immigrants across continents. Political uncertainty. Donor flight. These are a few of the many challenges that keep MFI managers awake at night. Under increased daily pressure to keep their institutions strategically aligned and operationally afloat, CEOs rarely have time to step back, renew their skills, and debate the big ...

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