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LETS SAVEE – Watch Saving Groups Videos

Check how Saving Groups can contribute to improving lives of low income earners, migrants, poor unemployed, people with unstable jobs and microentrepreneurs by encouraging these groups to develop skills like entrepreneurship, financial literacy, cash flow management. WATCH  VIDEOS The best way to find out how Savings Group work and what

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The Universal Standards update

Updated edition of the Universal Standards

The Universal Standards for Social and Environmental Performance Management (“the Universal Standards”) is a comprehensive manual of best practices to help financial service providers (FSPs) put clients and the environment at the center of all strategic and operational decisions and align their policies and procedures with responsible business practices. In

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General Feasibility Report

Savings Group Feasibility Report

Check the newest Feasibility Report and find out what are the implications for setting up Savings Groups in Europe. The feasibility report is one of the deliverables of the Erasmus Plus funded project “LETS SAVEE” (LEarning, Teaming up and Saving- SAving groups for Employability and Empowerment), coordinated by MFC. The

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MFC Management Board

Changes in the MFC Management Board

The MFC Management Board went through important changes in 2021. In April, Katarzyna Pawlak took over the Executive Director’s role from Grzegorz Galusek. Grzegorz resigned, following almost twenty-two years of tenure. Ewa Bańkowska was proposed for the position of the Deputy Director and Member of the Management Board and we

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AlterModus

Meet the leaders in digitalisation

Read the brief case studies, summarizing leading MFIs efforts in digitalisation. Each case focuses on differet aspect: digital marketing, digital loan process, digtal payments, and more. Effective Digital Communication This piece reviewes digital communication of a few leading MFIs from Moldova, Macedonia, Serbia and UK. It sets up four basic

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Rural Finance Trends

The following paper summarises the main messages presented during the session “The Inclusive Rural Finance Value Chains and Sustainable Retail Outcomes: Key Trends and Responsibilities” at the Social Finance Vibe 2021: Pandemic Reboot conference on 15th September 2021. The presenters Mark de Sousa Shields (IFAD), Lea Soroka (IFC) and Perlat

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MFC Barometer of Trends in Microfinance – 2021 Edition

In 2021, the efforts of microfinance institutions focused on recovering to their pre-Covid-19 levels of activities and on building further resilience to the upcoming waves of the pandemic, while at the same time exploring new opportunities and venturing into the new areas of operations. The following is a brief summary

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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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Engagement banking applications for MFIs webinar

Webinar on Engagement banking – applications for MFIs 

Webinar on Engagement banking – applications for MFIsWhen: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo) Language: English  https://youtu.be/EAK10KHWn6g Engagement Banking puts the customer at the center of all banking activities and delivers the digital experience that customers nowadays expect. It is important to understand that

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Call for Proposals – Consultant for local Policy Forum Romania

Terms of Reference  Local Consultant for implementation of 4 Local Action Groups and Policy Forum in Romania  The main goal is to support the Romanian microfinance sector in the stakeholder engagement process of organizing a country policy forum/roundtable that will support its sector’s  mission to provide financial products and business

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