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Register for participation! Ethical & sustainable finance for the future of the Europe

Ethical and sustainable finance for the future of the Europe 8th November, h 18.30, Brussels, European Parliament, Room ASP3H1 Download the Invitation in PDF   Sustainable and ethically-oriented finance, as well as microfinance, are engines of growth and development within European countries as demonstrated, over these years of crisis, by supporting employment, welfare and social enterprises. On December 11th, 2016 the ...

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Call for Proposals: Consultant to conduct evaluation

MFC looks for a consultant to conduct the evaluation of its 2014-2017 Strategic Partnership Agreement Framework with the European Commission. For more information, please consult the call for proposals document. Please send your proposal by 15 October to microfinance[at]mfc.org.pl  

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Save the date & register for the European Microfinance Week 2017!

  European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the microfinance calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance sector including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the event ...

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Alternative Finance Forum Program Released

Fin-tech, Social Finance and More Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland October 5, 2017, Warsaw, Poland Pictures With just a little over two weeks left until the first Alternative Finance Forum (AFF), we are excited to launch the detailed program and speaker list. Check out the content and streams with innovative speakers and leaders in the field, highlighting the new developments ...

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Read our latest case study!

This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Albania. 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. This project is being ...

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Register for the Alternative Finance Forum, October 5, Warsaw!

Registration is now open for the biggest alternative finance event of the year: Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social Finance and More October 5th in Warsaw, Poland Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and ideas to introduce new forms of financial services, and innovative ways of providing finance to your clients. Meet the leaders in alternative finance services and lead the lower-end ...

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3rd European Microfinance Day: Save the date!

Dear Members, We are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the European Microfinance Day (EMD)! European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Centre (MFC) would like to invite you to join the communication campaign jointly rolled out by both networks with the aim to raise awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social exclusion and unemployment in Europe around ...

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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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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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Save the date! Conference on Big data and fintech, 17 October (Brussels, Belgium)

Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion? 17 October 2017 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm), Place du Congrès, 1 – 1000 Brussels The aim of the conference co-organised by ECRI, BEUC and EFIN, is to explore, from the financial inclusion perspective, both the potential risks and the potential benefits for everyone in society of innovations in financial services products ...

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