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MFC research results

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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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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MFC case studies

Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report (2020 Edition)

This Survey Report presents a detailed snapshot of the microfinance sector up until the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, with information gathered in 2018-2019. However, based on additional data collected during the first semester of 2020, we were also able to produce a chapter on the preliminary impact of the pandemic on

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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

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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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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MFC Webinars on Covid Response

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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MFC Member | Erste Group Social Banking – Annual Report

Last year, Erste Group’s Social Banking provided a total of EUR 53 million in loans to starting entrepreneurs, microfinance businesses and social organizations, as well as to people in financial difficulties across CEE. Social Banking financed more than 1,400 clients and helped another 4,600 clients to improve their financial literacy

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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

Borrow Wisely 2021

Borrow Wisely Campaign 2021 Overview

Last year’s BWC results are here for you. The participants, assisted by MFC team, have done a great job to adapt the Campaign to the pandemic reality second year in a row. General outreach of the Campaign in 2021 2021 #Borrow Wisely edition has proven to be a success once again.

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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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Other MFC Tools

Borrow Wisely 2021

Borrow Wisely Campaign 2021 Overview

Last year’s BWC results are here for you. The participants, assisted by MFC team, have done a great job to adapt the Campaign to the pandemic reality second year in a row. General outreach of the Campaign in 2021 2021 #Borrow Wisely edition has proven to be a success once again.

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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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External publications

Borrow Wisely 2021

Borrow Wisely Campaign 2021 Overview

Last year’s BWC results are here for you. The participants, assisted by MFC team, have done a great job to adapt the Campaign to the pandemic reality second year in a row. General outreach of the Campaign in 2021 2021 #Borrow Wisely edition has proven to be a success once again.

Read More »
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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