Publications & Resources

Good Read for Leaders in Times of Pandemic: Leonard Marcus and Eric McNulty – You’re It. Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most

By Piotr Koryński, for MFC CEO FORUM “It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about the serious problems afflicting the world and I tell myself; ‘I must talk to the pope about it’. Then the next day when I wake up, I remember that I am the pope.” -Pope John XXIII   Your leadership ...

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DRSAT: Инструмент для самостоятельной оценки готовности МФО к переходу на цифровой формат работы

Об инструменте DRSAT Новые технологии в сочетании с цифровой трансформацией могут привести к масштабным изменениям в привычном стиле работы, процессах, продуктах и услугах организации. Чтобы использовать возможности, которые могут дать цифровые инструменты, МФО сначала необходимо понять, каково положение дел на данный момент. Способность МФО внедрять масштабные цифровые инициативы называется «готовностью к цифровому формату работы». Определив пробелы в области цифровых решений, ...

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Watch the Webinar: What Digital Products and Services Are Your Clients Ready for?

Has your MFI been asking itself these questions? How can we reach out more clients online? How can we increase sales through online channels? What additional business services can we offer to clients online? How can we improve our internal efficiency? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these—join us for a watch the webinar recoding (webinar held  on 9 ...

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Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report 2016-2017

The 8th edition of the report provides an overview of the development of the sector in terms of its main institutional characteristics, microloan portfolio, and social and financial performance for the period 2016-2017. The Report gives a sound image of the sector’s heterogeneity relating to the institutional model, the size, and the level of specialisation in microlending. The social goals ...

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Social Performance Fund: 7 years of Scaling up Social Performance Infographic Summary

The Social Performance Fund managed by the Microfinance Centre, aimed at promoting social performance standards and encouraging systematic integration of Social Performance Management (SPM) in order to ensure responsible and inclusive microfinance. Through 7 years, in cooperation with our partners such as SPTF, CERISE, SmartCampaign, MIXMarket and thanks to a mix of capacity building, off-site support and financial support, we managed ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This webinar was organised as part of the celebrations of the ...

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Case studies

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Montenegro This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Montenegro. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups, and propose concrete and practical steps to bring about more support for start-ups. ...

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Research results

Microfinance in Europe. Social Performance Management Report  The Report presents current state of social performance practices of European microfinance sector in implementing SPM. The main achievements of the sector are positive contribution to sustainability of microbusinesses and support to excluded segments of population. The biggest challenges industry faces are setting S.M.A.R.T. goals during SPM implementation and providing non-financial services as ...

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Annual Reports

MFC Annual Report 2017 MFC Annual Report 2016 MFC Annual Report 2015 MFC Annual Report 2014 MFC Annual Report 2013 MFC Annual Report 2012    

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Policy Papers 2009-2016

  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 general 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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