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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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Google Analytics: How to Measure the Success of your Marketing #DigLitBootcamp

Google Analytics: How to Measure the Success of your Marketing 21 April 2020, Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE By participating into this webinar you acknowledge that you have read and understood the event’s privacy statement. The webinar will provide an overview of Google Analytics – a free web analytics tool, which helps monitoring your website traffic. This monitoring ...

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The Contribution of the Fintech Sector to Financial Inclusion and Health – A Review of Opportunities and Challenges

The case studies present findings on the current state of the fintech industry in six countries: (UK, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey and the Czech Republic) in the context of their potential contribution (positive and negative) to financial inclusion and financial health of individuals and small businesses. The summary paper offers a comparative analysis of fintechs’contribution to financial inclusion and health ...

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Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation

“Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation” aims to inform MFC members of the implications of recent EU legislation and policies in financial services, and to assist them in identifying potential market opportunities. Read the paper:  Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation

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The Fintech Market in the United Kingdom – The Current State of the Fintech Sector And Its Potential to Contribute to Financial Inclusion and Health

The case study presents findings on the current state of the fintech industry in the UK in the context of the potential contribution (positive and negative) to financial inclusion and financial health of individuals and small businesses.       Read the publication:  UK_FINTECH CASE STUDY  

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The Fintech Market in Poland – The Current State of the Fintech Sector And Its Potential to Contribute to Financial Inclusion and Health

  The case study presentss findings on the current state of the fintech industry in Poland in the context of the potential contribution (positive and negative) to financial inclusion and financial health of individuals and small businesses. Read the publication: POLAND_FINTECH CASE STUDY

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EU Funding Toolkit – a Very Useful Resource on EU Funding Programmes by Euclid Network

Euclid Network in cooperation with EC prepared a very handy toolkit about all of the EU funding programmes. It can be very useful for all of the MFI’s, social enterprises, start-ups, institutions helping migrants You can find there the Overview on EU funding instruments: EaSI, COSME, ESF, Interreg Europe, Erasmus+, LIFE and Horizon 2020. If your institution is searching for ...

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Benchmarking Microfinance Romania

The Romanian microfinance institutions managed to access 8.3% of the EaSI Guarantee Facility’s budget, making available more than 170 million Euros for financing small businesses, sole entrepreneurs and farmers who carry out income generating activities, and this one it’s just the beginning, another 5 transactions are ready for signing and implementation during the first months of 2020. Few know that ...

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Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion – European Microfinance Platform

Download the European Microfinance Platform’s Publication “Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion” draws on the technology initiatives of the winners and semi-finalists of the 2018 European Microfinance Award on ‘Financial Inclusion through Technology’, paving the way for how advances in technology can be adopted by financial services providers who serve the excluded. Between the developer or engineer on the one end, ...

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