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Call for Papers! 5th European Microfinance Research Conference

Microfinance and Financial Inclusion 12-14 June 2017 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom The University of Portsmouth will host the 5th European Microfinance Research Conference between 12th and 14th June 2017. The Conference has a generic theme of Microfinance and Financial Inclusion and is organised in cooperation with the European Microfinance Platform and CERMi. The European Microfinance Research Conference is one of ...

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Register Now! Over-Indebtedness: EU Initiatives to treat and prevent !

Personal Indebtedness in the EU 7 December 2016 (2:30 – 6:00 PM), Brussels, Belgium     PROGRAM     ONLINE REGISTRATION EFIN and Sylvie Goulard MEP, with the support of the ALDE group, organise a conference dedicated to the EU initiatives to tackle and prevent over-indebtedness. Organised at the EU Parliament, the conference will allow participants to learn more about the EU initiative ...

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Join the first Regional Microfinance forum in Skopje (MK)!

The Alliance of Microfinance organizations Skopje is pleased to announce the first Regional Microfinance forum “Financial inclusion through Microfinance” which will take place on September 22-23, 2016 in Skopje (MK). Join the discussion on different topics, including the key role of microfinance in financial inclusion, innovative approaches in providing better access to finance, the current situation with microfinance in the region, ...

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Research results

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 gener al 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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MFC Members Recognized for Financial Inclusion Work

      Financial inclusion is high on the European Union agenda, and we support our members to become effective inclusion advocates. We do this by continually expanding our Financial Inclusion Ambassador Toolkit. We aim at simple, strong and effective initiatives. This June, we held our second annual “Inclusion Ambassadors” award ceremony. We acknowledged four members who not only reach ...

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Ambassador Toolkit: Advocacy for Financial Inclusion

Why to advocate? It is both important and urgent that national and EU wide coalitions advocate for ensuring wider and deeper financial inclusion for all citizens. In today’s environment of growing demand for financial services and the imminent stronger dependence on financial services for managing personal finances, it is imperative to achieve greater political and financial commitment to support long-term ...

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Financial Inclusion Ambassador’s Toolkit

The Toolkit helps our members navigate the financial inclusion landscape and be more effective advocates for financial inclusion. What is Financial Inclusion? While financial inclusion is “in vogue” — it’s also quite a vague term. Do we really know what it means? Does everyone mean the same thing? Does access differ from inclusion? How do we ‘do’ inclusion? How do ...

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Access to Finance

Measuring Access to Finance: Developing evidence-based access policies According to the recently-published Global Findex data, 45% of adults in the ECA region have access to financial services, making it among global leaders in financial inclusion. However, performance within the region is mixed. Some countries (such as Slovenia) boast near universal access, while in others (such as Kyrgyzstan), less than 5% ...

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Ambassadors’ Contacts

Financial Inclusion Ambassadors in Microfinance Each year, MFC identifies and awards institutions, which contribute to promotion of financial inclusion in a significant way.   2016 ADIE – Association pour le Droit a l’Initiative Economique, France Agroinvest d.o.o., Serbia good.bee Credit IFN SA, Romania PARTNER Microcredit Foundation, Bosnia and Herzegovina   2015 Business and Cultural Development Center (KEPA), Greece National Contact ...

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Access to Finance Barometer

As part of a multi-component project funded by European Commission, MFC is developing and testing methodology of Access to Finance Barometer that will provide insights into the country-level access to finance issues and priorities in 10 EU countries. The purpose of the AFS Barometer is to assess the level of financial inclusion and conditions of access to finance in EU ...

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