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Erste Group Measures Impact of its Social Banking Activities

Social Banking activities helped to create and preserve almost 45.000 jobs across CEE Since its launch, 30,000 clients were supported with financing, education and/or mentoring Erste Social Banking supports starting entrepreneurs, microfinance businesses, social organisations and people in financial difficulties Financing efforts are combined with financial education to ensure sustainable

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MFC Policy Papers

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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Policy Papers 2009-2016

  MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented

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MFC Webinars on Digitalisation

MFC Webinars on Covid Responce

Other video and MFC Webinars

#DigLitBootcamp – Webinar Library

Opportunities and enablers of digitalisation for microfinance institutions (19/12/2018) Download webinar recording (audio) To help all interested European microfinance institutions understand better how to position themselves in the digital space, the European Commission sponsored a webinar organised under the umbrella of the EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance programme and hosted by

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

recruitment in MFIs

Virtual staff recruitment in MFIs

#LiDE: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, 11:00 – 12:15 CET For MFIs with large country coverage, especially the recruitment of field staff poses some logistical challenges. A the same time, Covid-19 boosted practices of digital outreach and recruitment of staff. However,  virtual methods unfold the challenge on both sides: an employee experiences

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Strengthening clients digital skills – Call for tools and ideas

Share your experiences of digital support for your clients and present them at the MFC Conference!  Building digital business skills To support digitalization of the microfinance clients, the Microfinance Centre is opening a call for financial institutions from Europe and Central Asia who want to share their tools, and experiences about

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Borrow Wisely! Financial Education Campaign

What is Borrow Wisely! Campaign? The Borrow Wisely! promotes global client protection standards. This annual international campaign is led by the MFC and its partners. We work with any institution that is a responsible lender (complying with current global standards of client protection) working in the Europe and Central Asian

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Other MFC Tools

recruitment in MFIs

Virtual staff recruitment in MFIs

#LiDE: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, 11:00 – 12:15 CET For MFIs with large country coverage, especially the recruitment of field staff poses some logistical challenges. A the same time, Covid-19 boosted practices of digital outreach and recruitment of staff. However,  virtual methods unfold the challenge on both sides: an employee experiences

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Strengthening clients digital skills – Call for tools and ideas

Share your experiences of digital support for your clients and present them at the MFC Conference!  Building digital business skills To support digitalization of the microfinance clients, the Microfinance Centre is opening a call for financial institutions from Europe and Central Asia who want to share their tools, and experiences about

Read More »

Borrow Wisely! Financial Education Campaign

What is Borrow Wisely! Campaign? The Borrow Wisely! promotes global client protection standards. This annual international campaign is led by the MFC and its partners. We work with any institution that is a responsible lender (complying with current global standards of client protection) working in the Europe and Central Asian

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External publications

recruitment in MFIs

Virtual staff recruitment in MFIs

#LiDE: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, 11:00 – 12:15 CET For MFIs with large country coverage, especially the recruitment of field staff poses some logistical challenges. A the same time, Covid-19 boosted practices of digital outreach and recruitment of staff. However,  virtual methods unfold the challenge on both sides: an employee experiences

Read More »

Strengthening clients digital skills – Call for tools and ideas

Share your experiences of digital support for your clients and present them at the MFC Conference!  Building digital business skills To support digitalization of the microfinance clients, the Microfinance Centre is opening a call for financial institutions from Europe and Central Asia who want to share their tools, and experiences about

Read More »

Borrow Wisely! Financial Education Campaign

What is Borrow Wisely! Campaign? The Borrow Wisely! promotes global client protection standards. This annual international campaign is led by the MFC and its partners. We work with any institution that is a responsible lender (complying with current global standards of client protection) working in the Europe and Central Asian

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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