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Advancing Green Economy through Microfinance in Europe

The paper offers a glimpse into the emerging green microfinance activities within the microfinance sector in the EU. While there are some encouraging examples of introducing sustainable green economy products into the scope of microfinance loans, green microfinance is in its early stages of development rarely reaching any significant percentage

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Benchmarking Microfinance in Romania (2019-2020)

This is the fifth comparative evaluation study of the microfinance sector in Romania and it aims to achieve several objectives: To determine the trends of the evolution of the microfinance sector in Romania within the 2019- 2020 period and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the evolution of the

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Strengthening Clients’ Digital Business Skills

September 15th, 11:00 – 11:40 CET The virtual session was part of  MFC Annual Conference Social Finance Vibe 2021: Pandemic Reboot – a three-day event on 14-16 September, 2021 During the session, representatives of financial providers and support organizations presented their tools and approaches to assisting microentrepreneurs in using digital channels

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Small Goes Digital

How digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises The report deals with an urgent knowledge gap concerning micro and small enterprises (MSEs), specifically their ability to use digital technologies (email, mobile applications, cloud computing and so on) to increase productivity. It seeks to clarify why only

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Strengthening Clients’ Digital Business Skills

European MSEs often struggle to keep up with the pace of digital transformation. Digital skills development is key to benefit from the digital revolution and overcome the existing skills gaps. It is also crucial from the point of view of overcoming the impact of the pandemic. The benefits of developing

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Datathons – a new way of learning from clients

The publication presents a novel approach to data analysis in microfinace – a datathon – and provides insights into the process and results of a dathaton conducted by Mastercard’s a team of international analysts in the leading microfinance institution in Central Asia – KMF.  The paper begins with the introduction

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Leadership: Go Tribal! || #LiDE

Thursday, December 9th, 11:00 – 12:15 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo)De REGISTER Tribes are next generation teams. They create stronger bonds, higher commitment and bigger sense of collectveness. Also, they go beyond traditional teams structures and culture – they are much more informal, discrete, … tribal. Leading tribes requires

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Datathons – a new way of learning from clients

Monday, December 6th, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo) The webinar showcased a novel approach to data analysis – a datathon. During the webinar, KMF – a leading MFI in Kazakhstan revealed how their research questions were answered through the data analysis conducted by Mastercard’s a

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Crisis Roadmap for Microfinance Institutions: COVID-19 and Beyond

The crisis response roadmap is designed to help MFIs navigate the COVID-19 health pandemic and its economic impact, and to provide guidance on recommended practices that are relevant today and for future crises. Drawing from the industry’s experiences with previous crises, this roadmap guides MFIs through a series of practical steps to

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Leaders for disruptive times

Leaders in disruptive times: how good are you?|| #LiDE

Thursday, November 25th, 11:00 – 12:15 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo) REGISTER To introduce and embrace the digital transformation in an MFI, it takes agility, fast adaptation, readiness for failure, creative curiosity and a lot of trust in people you lead. How good you are to lead your team

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Advancing Green Economy through Microfinance in Europe

The paper offers a glimpse into the emerging green microfinance activities within the microfinance sector in the EU. While there are some encouraging examples of introducing sustainable green economy products into the scope of microfinance loans, green microfinance is in its early stages of development rarely reaching any significant percentage

Read More »

Benchmarking Microfinance in Romania (2019-2020)

This is the fifth comparative evaluation study of the microfinance sector in Romania and it aims to achieve several objectives: To determine the trends of the evolution of the microfinance sector in Romania within the 2019- 2020 period and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the evolution of the

Read More »

Strengthening Clients’ Digital Business Skills

September 15th, 11:00 – 11:40 CET The virtual session was part of  MFC Annual Conference Social Finance Vibe 2021: Pandemic Reboot – a three-day event on 14-16 September, 2021 During the session, representatives of financial providers and support organizations presented their tools and approaches to assisting microentrepreneurs in using digital channels

Read More »

Small Goes Digital

How digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises The report deals with an urgent knowledge gap concerning micro and small enterprises (MSEs), specifically their ability to use digital technologies (email, mobile applications, cloud computing and so on) to increase productivity. It seeks to clarify why only

Read More »

Strengthening Clients’ Digital Business Skills

European MSEs often struggle to keep up with the pace of digital transformation. Digital skills development is key to benefit from the digital revolution and overcome the existing skills gaps. It is also crucial from the point of view of overcoming the impact of the pandemic. The benefits of developing

Read More »

Datathons – a new way of learning from clients

The publication presents a novel approach to data analysis in microfinace – a datathon – and provides insights into the process and results of a dathaton conducted by Mastercard’s a team of international analysts in the leading microfinance institution in Central Asia – KMF.  The paper begins with the introduction

Read More »

Leadership: Go Tribal! || #LiDE

Thursday, December 9th, 11:00 – 12:15 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo)De REGISTER Tribes are next generation teams. They create stronger bonds, higher commitment and bigger sense of collectveness. Also, they go beyond traditional teams structures and culture – they are much more informal, discrete, … tribal. Leading tribes requires

Read More »

Datathons – a new way of learning from clients

Monday, December 6th, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo) The webinar showcased a novel approach to data analysis – a datathon. During the webinar, KMF – a leading MFI in Kazakhstan revealed how their research questions were answered through the data analysis conducted by Mastercard’s a

Read More »

Crisis Roadmap for Microfinance Institutions: COVID-19 and Beyond

The crisis response roadmap is designed to help MFIs navigate the COVID-19 health pandemic and its economic impact, and to provide guidance on recommended practices that are relevant today and for future crises. Drawing from the industry’s experiences with previous crises, this roadmap guides MFIs through a series of practical steps to

Read More »
Leaders for disruptive times

Leaders in disruptive times: how good are you?|| #LiDE

Thursday, November 25th, 11:00 – 12:15 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo) REGISTER To introduce and embrace the digital transformation in an MFI, it takes agility, fast adaptation, readiness for failure, creative curiosity and a lot of trust in people you lead. How good you are to lead your team

Read More »