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Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) 

SIFTA Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) SIFTA provides project advisory and market development support to financial institutions active in the microfinance and/or social entrepreneurship sectors.   In July 2022, the EaSI TA program transitioned to Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA), managed by European Investment Bank. MFC, together

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Meet the new MFC Member – EVPA

We are very happy to welcome on board and introduce the new MFC Member – EVPA. Last month, EVPA and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) have signed a cross-membership agreement that will ensure learning and spreading best practices on impact investing, especially out of the box, hybrid investment instruments deployed to support

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Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe (FIGIG)

Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe (FIGIG) MFC’s new 4-year Programme Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe aims at advancing the EU green, inclusive finance agenda for the development of EU microenterprises and social businesses. This Programme is building on the MFC successful experience in developing

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Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Capital for microfinance growth: which social, environmental and governance criteria are important for social investors?  

Introduction The purpose of the webinar is to acquaint the EU microfinance practitioners with new ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) – related regulations and standards in the European Union, and to better understand the opportunities and challenges for social investors as well as microfinance institutions. Capital for microfinance growth: which social,

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Meet the new MFC Member – Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

We’re delighted to welcome Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the fight against poverty and inequalities by promoting financial inclusion and social impact entrepreneurship. Investor, funder, technical assistance coordinator and fund advisor, the Foundation finances

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Green recognition awards 2022

At the occasion of the second edition of the Social Finance Vibe 2022, MFC (Microfinance Centre) decided to recognize two institutions as leaders in the sustainable agriculture innovations: PATRIA CREDIT from Romania and FDPA from Poland. Both institutions help their clients with financial and non-financial products and services, focusing on

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SIFTA – Declaration Form Regarding Sanction Clause 

SIFTA – Declaration Form Regarding Sanction Clause The participant hereby represents for himself/herself as well as on behalf of his/her employer, that they arenot in breach of any sanctions or restrictive measures imposed or administered by a competent body or official institution or agency (each a “Sanction”) and that neither

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Join MFC Webinar: Decoding Pact for Skills for MFIs 

INTRODUCTION Learn about opportunities for upskilling and reskilling of staff in MFIs. Digital literacy and other key skills of today’s workforce are in focus of EU to be financed in order to develop EU economy.     Decoding Pact for Skills for MFIs When: Thursday, October 20th, 2022, 14:00 – 15:00

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Join the SIFTA Webinar: Building the visibility of the Social Finance sector – #EMD2022, Erste Group Campaign case study

IntroductionSocial Finance is an important tool for addressing finance gaps for inclusive entrepreneurship. MFC network members: MFIs, Social Investors, Ethical/Social Banks, National Associations and Social Enterprise Financial Organisations work with entrepreneurs from excluded groups, they act in the market failure area and provide access to capital to people that cannot

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A Practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact

The goal of impact measurement is to manage and control the process of creating social impact in order to maximise or optimise it (relative to costs). Based on best practices from the field, the EVPA’s guide is filled with tips on how to implement impact measurement in five easy-to-understand steps,

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