Resources

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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

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

#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

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

Explore Funding Opportunities – Erasmus Plus for MFIs Webinar Series

REGISTER INTRODUCTION Surprisingly to many, Erasmus+ project might be a great opportunity for Microfinance Institutions, to finance practical training or exchange of experience for their staff. It is as simple as finding another MFI in EU country, and organize a peer exchange, covering spectrum of topics in  environmental sustainability, digital

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Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) 

SIFTA Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) SIFTA provides project advisory and market development support to financial institutions active in the microfinance and/or social entrepreneurship sectors.   In July 2022, the EaSI TA program transitioned to Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA), managed by European Investment Bank. MFC, together

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Digital Era: A fresh perspective on change 

INTRODUCTION What does it need to become a digital leader in the microfinance space? Apart from introducing the technical infrastructure and effective processes and operations, mindsets must change. This can sometimes be overwhelming. However, with the right approach towards change, half of the work is already done.  Digital Era: A

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Other MFC Tools

Explore Funding Opportunities – Erasmus Plus for MFIs Webinar Series

REGISTER INTRODUCTION Surprisingly to many, Erasmus+ project might be a great opportunity for Microfinance Institutions, to finance practical training or exchange of experience for their staff. It is as simple as finding another MFI in EU country, and organize a peer exchange, covering spectrum of topics in  environmental sustainability, digital

Read More »

Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) 

SIFTA Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) SIFTA provides project advisory and market development support to financial institutions active in the microfinance and/or social entrepreneurship sectors.   In July 2022, the EaSI TA program transitioned to Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA), managed by European Investment Bank. MFC, together

Read More »

Digital Era: A fresh perspective on change 

INTRODUCTION What does it need to become a digital leader in the microfinance space? Apart from introducing the technical infrastructure and effective processes and operations, mindsets must change. This can sometimes be overwhelming. However, with the right approach towards change, half of the work is already done.  Digital Era: A

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External publications

Explore Funding Opportunities – Erasmus Plus for MFIs Webinar Series

REGISTER INTRODUCTION Surprisingly to many, Erasmus+ project might be a great opportunity for Microfinance Institutions, to finance practical training or exchange of experience for their staff. It is as simple as finding another MFI in EU country, and organize a peer exchange, covering spectrum of topics in  environmental sustainability, digital

Read More »

Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) 

SIFTA Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) SIFTA provides project advisory and market development support to financial institutions active in the microfinance and/or social entrepreneurship sectors.   In July 2022, the EaSI TA program transitioned to Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA), managed by European Investment Bank. MFC, together

Read More »

Digital Era: A fresh perspective on change 

INTRODUCTION What does it need to become a digital leader in the microfinance space? Apart from introducing the technical infrastructure and effective processes and operations, mindsets must change. This can sometimes be overwhelming. However, with the right approach towards change, half of the work is already done.  Digital Era: A

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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