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MFC research results

Microfinance Business Models

The paper identifies the key building blocks of a microfinance business model and reviews their relevance in view of the recent pandemic crisis. The changes to the business models are analysed from the point of view financial sustainability, operational efficiency, resiliency towards external shocks and institutional capacity to provide services.

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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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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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MFC case studies

MFC Policy Papers

Microfinance’s Role in Mitigating Human Capital Flight | Publication

Microfinance institutions are in a key position to help mitigate the effects of human capital flight that manifests between East and West Europe. We want to propose public-private partnership initiatives that would combine the social mission of microfinance with the solidarity mechanisms within Europe, to renew investment in local entrepreneurship

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#DigLitBootcamp: GDPR unpacked with Allen & Overy

GDPR unpacked with Allen & Overy 7th November, 10:30 – 11:30 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) WATCH THIS WEBINAR – see below! This webinar targeted executive management, Board members and other staff/ stakeholders recommended by the CEO, as it will tackle some of the critical issues relating to data protection.  Data protection regulation comes

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MFC Webinars on Digitalisation

Welcome a new MFC Member

Welcome a new Member of MFC – ASPEKT from Macedonia

We are delighted to welcome ASPEKT as a new member of the Microfinance Network. Their expertise will prove an essential contribution to the membership’s efforts towards digitalization and we look forward to our collaborations! ASPEKT is Software Development and IT Consulting Company delivering innovative software solutions, comprised under the Aspekt

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Microfinance Business Models

The paper identifies the key building blocks of a microfinance business model and reviews their relevance in view of the recent pandemic crisis. The changes to the business models are analysed from the point of view financial sustainability, operational efficiency, resiliency towards external shocks and institutional capacity to provide services.

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MFC Webinars on Covid Response

Best practice in microfinance

Read the latest case studies : Best practice in microfinance: Effects and response to the COVID-19 pandemic (2022) Best practice in microfinance: Expanding financial inclusion to populations with a refugee or migrant background (2022) Best practice in microfinance: Non-Financial Services targeting women-led MSME clients (2022) Best practice in microfinance :

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The Sentinel Project

Microfinance has never faced a challenge like the Covid-19 pandemic.  Researchers are eager to understand how the unfolding crisis is affecting microfinance clients and providers, and several ongoing studies are gathering quantitative data to measure the impact. Existing initiatives don’t, however, gather qualitative data on the pressures that MFIs are

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Other video and MFC Webinars

How to become an agile MFI? || LiDE Webinar

Track 1: Leadership in digital era Date: June 17th 2021 Agility is the capability that drives start-ups, successful digital careers and companies. Although fundamentally used in iterative processes of software development, it can be applied also beyond it, stirring up an innovation. In this webinar, we are discussing the uses

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Поисковое продвижение сайта микрофинансовой организации || #DigLitBootcamp RU

Вебинар 8.06.2021 Что менеджер МФО должен знать о продвижении сайта в поисковиках: основные понятия, факторы ранжирования, стратегии продвижения. Во время вебинара будут рассмотрены ключевые вопросы SEO-продвижения: На какие поисковики необходимо ориентироваться? Как сделать сайт более привлекательным для поисковых систем? SEO-минимум, который должен быть сделан для каждого сайта. Что выбрать: самостоятельное

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Социальные сети для МФО: трата времени или точка роста? || #DigLitBootcamp RU

Вебинар 18.05.2021 Вебинар будет посвящен работе с социальными сетями в контексте микрофинансовой организации: Стратегия работы с соц. сетями: что важно? Как оценить эффективность продвижения в соц.сетях? Как построить работу с соц. сетями в организации? Как нарастить базу подписчиков / фолловеров? Во время вебинара будут рассмотрены успешные кейсы из сектора микрофинансирования, а

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

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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Other MFC Tools

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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External publications

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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This initiative has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi