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Digital Finance Tech Handbook

“Digital Finance Tech Handbook” is a short and practical handbook for microfinance managers in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) that aims to build an understanding of the main technological trends and solutions that support future growth. Read the publication: TECH HANDBOOK

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MFC case studies

MFC Policy Papers

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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Policy Publications. Archive: 2002-2008

Policy Monitor No. 13, September 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 12, January 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No.11, May 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 10, January 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 9, May 2006 (in English, in Russian) Policy

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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

Other video and MFC Webinars

#SFV2022 Talk with Leaders: Laura Catana, FASE, Germany

  Discover how social investors can use EU funds to support the social economy by learning about the experience of the German Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE). FASE is operating the pioneering European Social Innovation and Impact Fund (ESIIF )— created to provide European early-stage social enterprises with the

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#SFV2022 Managing Green Transition in Microfinance

Green transitioning means more than simply monitoring your institution’s carbon footprint. MFIs often struggle to adopt a holistic approach because of a lack of understanding of what it takes to be an environmentally responsible institution. The session provids a deeper insight into how the microfinance sector in Europe complies with

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

European Social Enterprise Monitor 2022

The ESEM is the first social enterprise monitor on the European level, gathering survey data from social entrepreneurs from across Europe. 2,000 socially and environmentally minded entrepreneurs shared their experiences regarding social entrepreneurship in their respective countries. The ESEM Report provides key insights into national social enterprise ecosystems and into

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Other MFC Tools

European Social Enterprise Monitor 2022

The ESEM is the first social enterprise monitor on the European level, gathering survey data from social entrepreneurs from across Europe. 2,000 socially and environmentally minded entrepreneurs shared their experiences regarding social entrepreneurship in their respective countries. The ESEM Report provides key insights into national social enterprise ecosystems and into

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External publications

European Social Enterprise Monitor 2022

The ESEM is the first social enterprise monitor on the European level, gathering survey data from social entrepreneurs from across Europe. 2,000 socially and environmentally minded entrepreneurs shared their experiences regarding social entrepreneurship in their respective countries. The ESEM Report provides key insights into national social enterprise ecosystems and into

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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