Tag Archives: Financial Inclusion

Public Consultation on European Social Fund Support to Social Inclusion

The Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation to evaluate the support to social inclusion by the European Social Fund in the 2014-2018 period. This evaluation will assess: how the European Social Fund (ESF) promotes social inclusion (integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life opportunities for all) and how it combats poverty/discrimination; structural reforms; the visibility, usefulness, relevance, value for ...

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EC Seminar in Brussels: Smart Use of Finance for Integration of Migrants Impacts and Mechanics to Foster Social Innovation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – DIRECTORATE-GENERAL MIGRATION AND HOME AFFAIRS Directorate E: Migration and Security Funds; Financial Resources invites to a seminar on the topic of Smart Use of Finance for Integration of Migrants Impacts and Mechanics to Foster Social Innovation on 14 October 2019 in Brussels There is a considerable potential for financial investments for the benefit of legally residing third- country ...

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Belarus: MFC Partner Republican Microfinance Center Presents the Financial Education National Strategy

The National Bank of Belarus and the Government adopted by a joint Decree the next Financial Education (FED) National Strategy – Joint Action Plan of Public Authorities and Financial Service Providers to Improve Financial Literacy of the Population of the Republic of Belarus in 2019—2024. It is based on the research made by RMC upon the request from the National ...

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Digital Literacy Bootcamp

Being present online is a must for microfinance institutions. However, a big question is how to do it effectively to ensure an institution’s visibility to the customers they want to attract? The #DigLit 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 ...

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How Industry Executives View Financial Health – Report by CFSI

Download the Report   In the report “From Buzzword to Business Model: How industry executives view financial health”, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) reveals how financial institutions are approaching financial health as they seek to engage customers meaningfully and profitably.  As the vast majority of Americans struggle financially, improving customer financial health is a top priority for many industry ...

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MFC Shared Its Findings at the Conference “Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan”

Date:  August 15, 2019 Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Topic: Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan First national conference on financial inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan attended by MFC representative Kinga Dabrowska and MFC board members: Alisher Akbaraliev (Association of Micro-Finance Organizations in Tajikistan (AMFOT)) and Sanavbar Sharipova (IMON International). Kinga shared few findings from MFC fintech mapping conducted in several ...

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The Western Balkans and Eastern Europe Regional Conference “Regulating Digital Financial Services”

Date:  September 5-6, 2019 Location: Skopje, North Macedonia Topic: Regulating digital financial services – Making it work to benefit everyone Geographic scope: the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe The Alliance of Microfinance organizations is organising the regional conference in cooperation with its members: Savings house Moznosti, Savings house FULM, Microcredit foundation Horizonti and the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation, with support of the ...

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Microfinance Associations’ Summit during MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Pre-conference event  MFC Annual Conference 2019 The Microfinance Associations’ Summit provided an opportunity for representatives from national microfinance associations to share experiences about MFI’s digitalization in their respective countries, discuss the role associations can play in supporting their members. Participants discussed opportunities, challenges and solutions related to digitalization of microfinance institutions. The meeting was attended by: ...

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Exploring the Relationship between Fintech and Financial Inclusion at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

When the first Fintechs appeared, experts predicted they would usurp mainstream finance—later scaling back their predictions to mere ‘disruption’. The increasingly dominant view, however, is that while Fintechs will catalyse advances in the finance industry as a whole, they are likely to do so as collaborators with astute incumbents, rather than direct competitors. The landscape of future collaboration between Fintechs ...

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Join CGAP’s FinEquity Meeting on advancing women’s financial inclusion before MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Topic: Women’s financial inclusion Pre-conference event of the MFC Annual Conference Globally, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit and savings products. 80% of women-owned small businesses have unmet credit needs, resulting in a credit gap of up to $320 billion. Closing the gender gap in ...

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