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Contribution of MFIs to the Sustainable Development Goals – Join an EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar!

The European Union is offering this webinar to microfinance institutions (MFI) interested to understand what is the role of the finance sector and in particular microfinance in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The webinar will take place on the 5 November 2020. The session will touch the connection between the SDGs and microfinance’s mission to support ...

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6th European Microfinance Day: Weathering the Storm

The European Microfinance Day was launched in 2015 as a tool to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and an economic perspective. It is jointly organized by the Microfinance Centre and the  European Microfinance Network. (EMN) Sign up for the EMD Campaign  The Brussels (online) event The Brussels event is here to highlight the work ...

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Digital Literacy Bootcamp – На русском

Digital Literacy Bootcamp – На русском   #DigLitBootcamp это онлайн-курс направлен на создание прочной основы для процессов цифровой трансформации в МФО, через использование базовых навыков, знаний и возможностей, связанных с цифровизацией, среди персонала и руководства МФО. Обсуждаемые темы включают выбор лучших онлайн-каналов для привлечения клиентов, разумные инвестиции в цифровой маркетинг, развитие контент-маркетинга, работу с кредитным рейтингом для цифрового кредитования и многое другое. Наши эксперты — это руководители высокого уровня, международные ...

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MFC Member: AMIK Invites You to a Webinar About Digital Transformation

Here is the invitation from MFC Member, AMIK – Association of Microfinance Institutions of Kosovo: We would like to inform and invite you on AMIKs first the “Digital Transformation of the Microfinance and non-bank Financial Sector” live webinar. The prior assessment of the sector readiness is based on the MFC approach –  Digital Transformation Framework. The theme is of growing importance ...

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Share Your Ideas! SPTF – Universal Standards Survey 2020

  Microfinance Centre was one of the contributors  to the creation of the Universal Standards for Responsible Inclusive Finance.  SPTF is updating the Universal Standards. SPTF first published the Universal Standards in 2012. In keeping with international best practice, we review the standards every 4-5 years so that they continue to reflect the sector’s latest understanding of best practice. We updated ...

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Three Paths to Expanding Funding Options for MSMEs in Serbia: Learning from Regional Experience

Three Paths to Expanding Funding Options for MSMEs in Serbia: Learning from Regional Experience   29 October 2020 (Thursday) via zoom 14:00 – 16:00 Consult the Agenda     This virtual meeting will explore three approaches for expanding institutional options for financing MSMEs using the experience of three countries in the region (Greece, North Macedonia and Albania).  These options will ...

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Review of Apps Improving Work Efficiency in an MFI #DigLitBootcamp

20 October 2020, 11:00 CET  (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Digitalisation of daily work in an MFI can imprve efficiency, and this can be done without large investments into tailored systems. Moreover, many improvements can be implemented free of charge. This webinar will review the available free of charge or with small monthly fee the applications and solutions, which ...

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We Are Going to Visit a Fintech (On-line) – Join Us!

  MFC is preparing 2-day online EaSI Technical Assistance peer-to-peer training with the fintech platform Debitum Network, which will take place on 22nd & 23rd October 2020, 10:00-13:00 CET each of the two days. Who is Debitum Network?  Debitum Network is a lending ecosystem that connects small businesses, investors and service providers. The platform is decentralized as information and services are provided ...

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Microfinance Sector in Europe [Research Paper]

This paper summarizes the data collected by the Microfinance Centre (MFC) through a survey  of microfinance institutions in Europe to assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the situation of microfinance institutions and their clients. The results show that while the pandemic touched all countries in the EU, the severity of its impact was markedly different, from very strong in ...

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7th Edition of the Borrow Wisely Campaign Has Started Right Now! #2020BWC

October is here which equals the BORROW WISELY CAMPAIGN 2020 launch!   This year’s participants have prepared lots of #2020BWC activities on-line (and some off-line as well). Throughout the whole month, partnering MFIs Staff will be trained on how to speak to their Clients about taking loans wisely. BWC materials will be displayed in the branches, easy to access and ...

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