Tag Archives: Financial Education

Borrow Wisely Campaign 2020 – join the 7th edition in October

You still can join! Check out: BWC in pandemic – Participating Institutions – BWC basics – BWC last year   October will be a month of wise borrowing for the seventh time already! The campaign is growing and evolving, but the key message stays the same – we are uniting to educate microfinance Clients. Under the auspices of the MFC and ...

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Over 1 900 000 people reached by Borrow Wisely Campaign 2019! Join us in 2020 and spread the word about smart borrowing

How was BWC 2019? First of all: Congratulations to all of the participating institutions, You have done a great job! Client’s workshops and fairs, along with one-on-one meetings for borrowers organized at the MFI’s branches; educational materials distributed through on-line channels : websites and social media; many kinds of different events limited only by MFI’s/Associations’ imagination – that is how Borrow ...

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LETS SAVEE

LEarning, Teaming up and Saving – SAVing groups for Employabiliy and Empowerment, in other words LETS SAVEE, is a new project which MFC is coordinating. The project aims at exploring the potential of saving groups in the European countries context, for improving low income and marginalized group entrepreneurial skills and access to finance. In the current European context, poverty and ...

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The European Microfinance Programme – Recruitment Has Started!

The European Microfinance Programme (EMP) is pleased to inform you that its recruitment campaign for academic year 2020-2021 has started. The full programme and the application file are downloadable from the EMP website: www.europeanmicrofinanceprogram.org. Launched in 2005, the EMP is co-organized by three universities: Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Université de Mons (UMONS) and Université Paris-Dauphine and four NGO partners: ...

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The ILO Financial Education Programme is Launching an e-learning Course

International Labour Organization has announced a new, free-of-charge e-learning course on Financial Education. This course complements the face-to-face training and awareness raising campaigns that the ILO Financial Education Programme has conducted over the years, training over 100,000 people worldwide. The course provides the e-learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to better manage their personal finances. The course is now available free ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Basic Skills and Knowledge for Digital Transformation

  MFC has launched a new initiative –  Digital Literacy Bootcamp, a series of webinars with experts and high profile practitioners. Check out more HERE. Why #DigLitBootcamp?  The Bootcamp aims at building strong foundation for digital transformation processes in MFIs by targeting basic skills, knowledge and capabilities related to digitalisation among MFI staff and management. The topics covered include choosing ...

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Policy Tool to Promote Better Entrepreneurship Now Available in 24 Languages

A multi-lingual tool is now available to help cities, regions and countries to make entrepreneurship policies more inclusive and more social. It covers policies supporting entrepreneurship by people from under-represented groups, as well as social entrepreneurship. The better entrepreneurship policy tool was launched by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is now available in the ...

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CEO FORUM: Peer Exchange Workshops in 2019

CEO FORUM is organizing two peer exchange workshops in October 2019:1. Chief HR Officers Peer Exchange Workshop: Staff Recruitment and Retention that will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 7-8 October 2019. This workshop is open for CEOs and HR Managers and other HR executive staff; [click here to see the event’s agenda] 2. Chief Credit, Risk and IT Mangers Peer ...

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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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Testing Prototypes of the Financial Health Digital Tool

The Microfinance Centre has launched the next phase of our Building Financial Capabilities and Strengthening Institutions through Customer-centered Innovations project. At the end of June 2019, the project team (MFC staff and the staff of our partner Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion ) tested the first prototypes of the Financial Health Digital Tool—interviewing eight beneficiaries of Fundacja Innowacja i Wiedza (a ...

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