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Webinar: Evaluation and Support for Improving Inclusive Green Finance for MFIs – The Green Index

The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF AG), convened by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), was created in 2013 with the objective of raising awareness about the challenges related to inclusive finance and the environment, enhancing the knowledge and actions of inclusive finance actors in dealing with environmental issues, and facilitating cooperation among green inclusive finance ...

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Leaders in Digital Era: Digital Emotional Intelligence | EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar | 21 January 2021

The European Union is offering this webinar to representatives from microfinance institutions (MFI) interested to acquire the skills and attitudes of leaders, who can successfully manage remote and scattered teams, working online. The webinar will take place on 3 December.  This session is part of the series “Leaders in a digital era” aiming to equip microfinance institutions with the necessary ...

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Job Position at IFAD – Lead Regional Technical Specialist- Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chains

Deadline for Applications : 24 January 2021 Duration : 2 year assignment APPLY HERE Organizational context Duty station will be the regional IFAD office in Asia and the Pacific. The location of the regional office (such as Beijing and New Delhi) will be confirmed soon. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized ...

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Updated European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision Enters Into Force on 1 January 2021

The transition period of the updated Code, published on 30 June 2020, will end on 31 December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, all new Code evaluations of microfinance institutions will be made based on the updated Code. In addition, the Code Steering Group, chaired by the European Commission, has adopted on 27 November 2020 the following changes regarding the ...

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Contribute to Strengthening Human Resource Management in Microfinance

Are you serious about cultivating talent and protecting and benefiting their employees? Then you are invited to contribute to the research for MFIs to understand their current state of HR practice and gain insight into alternative approaches in talent management.   MFC together with the e-MFP Human Resources Action Group developed the comprehensive survey, which will take about 90 minutes – you will be asked to reflect on your current HRM ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign – 1st time online*, 7th time fantastic!

2020 greeted everyone with many new challenges. For the Borrow Wisely Campaign it was no different. The formula of BWC had to be modified according to what is happening all around the world due to the pandemic outbreak. Who would imagine that instead of numerous educational events for MFIs clients and staff, the Campaign was forced to move (mostly) to ...

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MFI Digitalization Pathways. Monitoring Progress in Microfinance Digital Journeys [Research Paper]

This paper summarizes the results of research conducted among MFC members on the digital solutions. Results are presented against the MFC’s Digital Transformation Framework to illustrate the scope of the digitalization. Our research shows that MFIs’ digitalization efforts focus primarily on credit processes (both its internal processes and its customer-facing processes). Other aspects of the digital journey are receiving less ...

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Learn About Saving Groups in Europe – Case Study of ACAF From Spain

Learn about saving groups in Europe – case study of ACAF, Spain! The Association of Self-Funded Communities (ACAF) who has been successfully establishing and promoting saving groups model as one of the ways to combat social exclusion presents key success factors to run saving groups, achievements and lessons learnt. This case initiates the series of case studies presenting various experience ...

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Opportunity International Announces The Sale of 78% of Opportunity Bank Serbia to Three Impact Investors

 Opportunity International and its investment vehicle, Opportunity Transformation Investments, finalized the sale of 78 percent of Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS), Opportunity International’s banking operations in Serbia, to a consortium of European values-driven financial institutions. The consortium is led by Triodos Investment Management in the Netherlands, through its Triodos Sicav II Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund, and includes GLS Bank and UmweltBank, both from Germany. The ...

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CGAP Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions – Please Respond Before 15th December

Launched in June and running through December 2020, the CGAP Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions is the first survey that aims to capture the full picture of COVID-19’s impact on microfinance at the global, regional, and national levels. By offering a full understanding of how the impact is playing out across the sector, the survey is designed to help ...

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