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MFC 2016: News from Tirana

The 2016 MFC annual conference “Microfinance in the Cloud”, held in partnership with the Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) brought over 380 participants from 41 countries to Tirana! The over-arching conference theme considered the space that microfinance could potentially occupy if it fully embraces new technology, or the detachment it will suffer

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New financial education strategy in Kyrgyzstan is adopted!

We are proud to announce that in June 2016, the Kyrgyz government adopted a national-level financial education strategy for the entire population of the country that we developed on behalf of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic last year. The four-year comprehensive strategy will officially be launched in the

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ASPEKT takes top tech prize

The software solution designed by ASPEKT (Macedonia) and used in Microcredit Foundation EKI (Sarajevo) won the 1st prize in the “vertical solutions” category at the recent European IT & Software Excellence Award Competition. The London award ceremony took place at a gala event for 86 finalists from 21 countries. The

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MFC Members Recognized for Financial Inclusion Work

      Financial inclusion is high on the European Union agenda, and we support our members to become effective inclusion advocates. We do this by continually expanding our Financial Inclusion Ambassador Toolkit. We aim at simple, strong and effective initiatives. This June, we held our second annual “Inclusion Ambassadors”

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#MFC2017: Save the date!

  Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the MFC will hold its 20th anniversary conference on 24-26 May 2017 (pre- conference events: 24 May)  in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stay tuned for the news on conference topics and events! Best regards, The MFC Team Learn more about the 19th

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Getting started with the European Code of Good Conduct? Get help!

Using the self-regulation guidelines known as the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision? We can help! We work with microcredit providers to assess current compliance levels, in particular to: • Review the organization’s self-assessment results • Clarify specific clauses of the Code, their applicability and compliance levels •

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Microfinance CEO Forum 2016

The Microfinance CEO Forum is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. We are holding our Annual CEO Summit for EBRD-funded MFIs in June 2016 (24-25 June) in

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Contribute to the Performance Monitoring of the EaSI Programme!

We kindly invite all individuals, organisations and institutions that follow policy debate in the field of employment and social affairs and/or are involved in the national and EU policy formulation or implementation in these areas to participate in the Stakeholder Survey of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation

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EaSI TA Microfinance Workshop: Current Challenges in Loan Analysis

Date: 7 March 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current challenges in loan analysis The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 7 March 2019. The event is organised in cooperation with the Polish Union of Loan Funds

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Making Microfinance Work training course for microfinance managers 2019: Managing Product Diversification

Date: April 1-5, 2019 Location: Turin, Italy Organiser: International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization The ITC-ILO announces the 2019 edition of its Making Microfinance Work training course for microfinance managers: Managing Product Diversification. This training programme helps microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

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5th Annual CEO FORUM Summit at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

Dates:  31 May – 1 June 2019 Location:  Istanbul, Turkey  Download the Summit Agenda The CEO FORUM Summit is an exclusive space for leaders of microfinance institutions to discuss challenges, share their experience and expand their knowledge and practice horizons. The 5th Annual CEO Forum Summit will be held as a post-conference event on 31 May

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EaSI TA Workshop: Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions

Date: 15 March 2019 (09:00 – 16:30 CET) Location: Brussels, Belgium Topic: Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme on ‘How digital do you want to become? Digitalisation Strategy for Microfinance Institutions’. The event will take place

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