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Housing Microfinance

Funder: Habitat for Humanity International Housing microfinance is a relatively recent arrival to the sector; with numerous MFIs launching new products and improving them as they go along. Against this backdrop, we’ve developed an easy-to-market research tool specifically for housing product improvement. It allows MFIs to quickly and effectively survey product users

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Useful resources

Good Return: Short Introduction to Universal Standards for SPM Watch this video in French and Spanish! Try these: Collection guidelines for service provides Best practises in collection strategies Code of Conduct for Collections and Collections Practices for Group Loans at Swadhaar FinServe Pvt. Ltd. AzerCredit Code of Conduct The SPTF’s

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Policy Publications. Archive: 2002-2008

Policy Monitor No. 13, September 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 12, January 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No.11, May 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 10, January 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 9, May 2006 (in English, in Russian) Policy

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Research. Archive: 2003-2008

Inclusive Finance – the State of Microfinance Sector in ECA, 2008 Gender issues in Microfinance in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2008 The State of Microfinance Industry in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2007 The State of Microfinance Industry in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA), 2006 Market for Microinsurance in Romania.

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Responsible finance. Archive: 2003-2006

Backward Fiscal Cash 2006 Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Entering New Markets: How Market Research Can Inform Product Development Institutionalizing Market Intelligence: An Important Step to Becoming a Client-Focused MFI  Beyond Numbers: Prizma’s Exit Monitoring System Promoting Client-focused Organization – Partner’s Exit Monitoring

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Tools for MFIs

Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Entering New Markets: How Market Research Can Inform Product Development From Mission to Action. Management Series for Microfinance Insitution   From Mission to Action – Management Series for Microfinance Institutions   Client Desertion – a Microfinance Plague:

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My Home, My Responsibility

Funder: The project is supported by Obywatele dla Demokracji Program, finansed by EOG grants  Partners: Habitat for Humanity Poland; Młodzieżowy Ośrodek Wychowawczy Księży Orionistów (MOW) Helping delinquent youth successfully transition from foster care into independent adult life means equipping them with the personal money management skills they often lack. The MFC has

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Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship in Rural Azerbaijan

 Funder:  European Union   Partner: Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA)We’re boosting women’s entrepreneurship in rural Azerbaijan through an important three-year collaboration with the AMFA Network. Our aim is to train at least 1,650 women in 8 rural areas to better manage their household finances, develop or launch their own business, or find a

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Financial Inclusion Ambassador’s Toolkit

The Toolkit helps our members navigate the financial inclusion landscape and be more effective advocates for financial inclusion. What is Financial Inclusion? While financial inclusion is “in vogue” — it’s also quite a vague term. Do we really know what it means? Does everyone mean the same thing? Does access

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