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MFC research results

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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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 case studies

MFC Policy Papers

Note on Inclusive Entrepreneurship

  92% of the total number of enterprises in Europe are microenterprises with less than ten employees. The setting up of microenterprises has become more attractive for a wider strata of population than before. However, based on several recent studies, the national frameworks for entrepreneurship in the EU member states

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MFC Webinars on Digitalisation

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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Small Goes Digital

How digitalization can bring about productive growth for micro and small enterprises The report deals with an urgent knowledge gap concerning micro and small enterprises (MSEs), specifically their ability to use digital technologies (email, mobile applications, cloud computing and so on) to increase productivity. It seeks to clarify why only

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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

Google Analytics: что люди делают на сайте и как оценить эффективность интернет-маркетинга?

17 ноября 2020 Google Analytics – бесплатный инструмент веб-аналитики, который помогает отслеживать и анализировать посещаемость веб-сайта. На вебинаре мы разберем основные вопросы использования сервиса с точки зрения маркетолога и владельца микрофинансовой организации. Анализ поведения посетителей сайта – это ключ к пониманию клиента и его поведения, что в свою очередь ведет к определению точек роста. На вебинаре мы

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Дигитализация внутренней коммуникации – #DigLitBootcamp_RU

10 ноября 2020 г.  Без сомнения, эффективная внутренняя коммуникация имеет решающее значение для успеха любой ФО — мы видели очень много сбоев в работе из-за информационных ограничивающих факторов или пренебрежения необходимостью тратить время на обсуждение вопросов с сотрудниками на местах или руководителями среднего звена. В то же время эффективная коммуникация становится проблемой в крупном учреждении, имеющем широкое

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

Meet the new MFC Member – AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Microfinance Centre is delighted to announce that the AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH has joined the membership! AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants is a Germany based consulting company that offers high-quality advisory services, focusing on agricultural and financial sector development. We look forward to starting working together. Learn more about

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Other MFC Tools

Meet the new MFC Member – AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Microfinance Centre is delighted to announce that the AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH has joined the membership! AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants is a Germany based consulting company that offers high-quality advisory services, focusing on agricultural and financial sector development. We look forward to starting working together. Learn more about

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External publications

Meet the new MFC Member – AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Microfinance Centre is delighted to announce that the AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH has joined the membership! AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants is a Germany based consulting company that offers high-quality advisory services, focusing on agricultural and financial sector development. We look forward to starting working together. Learn more about

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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