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MFC research results

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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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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MoU EMN-MFC and the EIB group

  The microfinance sector is in rapid development within the EU at a time when micro-entrepreneurship is becoming a growing option next to salary employment or unemployment benefits. In this framework, all efforts should be developed at EU level to support the microfinance sector in terms of policies, regulation, finance

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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

Other video and MFC Webinars

#SFV2022 Good Practice: Financing EE social economy actors

What is the outlook for the most advanced markets in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of the use of financial instruments for supporting the social economy? During this session, representatives of public institutions from Bulgaria, Romania and Poland shared their experience in financing social economy actors. They also identified

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

Social Finance Trends 2022

Read the executive summary of key trends in microfinance sector of 2022. Social finance, social economy actors, best practices and new solutions – just a few pages of crucial content of the year. MFC has been tracking and analysing the novelties, practices and discussions in social fianance sector at various

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Social Finance Mapping

Early 2022, MFC has kicked off the work around mapping of the key international and national stakeholders, that are engaged in social finance in European Union. The work in progress covers identification of social finance providers, investors, support organizations, industry networks, local authorities and relevant partners. Feel free to download

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Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report. 2022 Edition

 The 2022 edition of the report on the status of microfinance in Europe, compiled by the European Microfinance Network and the Microfinance Centre, is out now.  This is the 10th edition of the Overview Survey, and it was a joint effort between the European Microfinance Network and Microfinance Centre for

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Other MFC Tools

Social Finance Trends 2022

Read the executive summary of key trends in microfinance sector of 2022. Social finance, social economy actors, best practices and new solutions – just a few pages of crucial content of the year. MFC has been tracking and analysing the novelties, practices and discussions in social fianance sector at various

Read More »

Social Finance Mapping

Early 2022, MFC has kicked off the work around mapping of the key international and national stakeholders, that are engaged in social finance in European Union. The work in progress covers identification of social finance providers, investors, support organizations, industry networks, local authorities and relevant partners. Feel free to download

Read More »

Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report. 2022 Edition

 The 2022 edition of the report on the status of microfinance in Europe, compiled by the European Microfinance Network and the Microfinance Centre, is out now.  This is the 10th edition of the Overview Survey, and it was a joint effort between the European Microfinance Network and Microfinance Centre for

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External publications

Social Finance Trends 2022

Read the executive summary of key trends in microfinance sector of 2022. Social finance, social economy actors, best practices and new solutions – just a few pages of crucial content of the year. MFC has been tracking and analysing the novelties, practices and discussions in social fianance sector at various

Read More »

Social Finance Mapping

Early 2022, MFC has kicked off the work around mapping of the key international and national stakeholders, that are engaged in social finance in European Union. The work in progress covers identification of social finance providers, investors, support organizations, industry networks, local authorities and relevant partners. Feel free to download

Read More »

Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report. 2022 Edition

 The 2022 edition of the report on the status of microfinance in Europe, compiled by the European Microfinance Network and the Microfinance Centre, is out now.  This is the 10th edition of the Overview Survey, and it was a joint effort between the European Microfinance Network and Microfinance Centre for

Read More »

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