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MFC research results

Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation

“Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation” aims to inform MFC members of the implications of recent EU legislation and policies in financial services, and to assist them in identifying potential market opportunities. Read the paper:  Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation

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MFC case studies

Read our latest case study on start-up ecosystem in Macedonia!

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Macedonia Поддршка на можностите за “Старт-ап Генерацијата“ за Македонија in Macedonian This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Macedonia. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This

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Read our latest case study on start-up ecosystem in Serbia!

This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Serbia. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups; and propose concrete and practical steps to

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MFC Webinars on Digitalisation

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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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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MFC Webinars on Covid Response

Leaders in Digital Era

#LiDE is a series of webinars that aim at equipping leaders in microfinance institutions with the necessary skills and understanding of tools to effectively lead a team in digital world.   The idea was developed based on lessons learnt from the Digital Literacy Bootcamp  devoted to digital transformation in microfinance.  Digitalize or die

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2020 – the 7th edition in October

News: 2021 Edition of the Borrow Wisely Campaign is Open for Applications! 2020 edition’s results | 2021BWC invitation Big THANK YOU and first impressions 7th Edition of the Borrow Wisely Campaign Has Started Right Now! #BorrowWisely is kicking off in TWO WEEKS! Check out: BWC in pandemic – Participating Institutions

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Other video and MFC Webinars

#SFV2022 Day 2 Opening

Opening of 2nd Day of SocialFinance Vibe 2022,  including:   Welcoming remarks by Gelsomina Vigliotti,Vice President of the European Investment Bank, followed by the ceremony ofrecognition of the 2022 Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture Innovations.    This video was recorded during the virtual conference Social Finance Vibe 2022: Towards a Resilient Future,

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

Technical Needs Assessment Among Entrepreneurial Households and Micro-/Smallholder Farmers in the Agricultural Production and Processing Sector in Armenia

The German Sparkassenstiftung (German Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, DSIK) was commissioned by the German Government to implement a regional program in the South Caucasus and Ukraine on promoting rural entrepreneurship and rural finance for sustainable micro and small enterprise development. The nationwide technical needs assessment was conducted in

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Fairness in Algorithmic Decision Systems: A Microfinance Perspective

This Working Paper is the first paper resulting from a research project on “Strengthening Financial Inclusion through Digitalization: (SFIDE). The project aims to investigate the potential of technological and financial innovation to increase the efficiency of the inclusive finance sector, through the identification and promotion of best practices. The paper

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Other MFC Tools

Technical Needs Assessment Among Entrepreneurial Households and Micro-/Smallholder Farmers in the Agricultural Production and Processing Sector in Armenia

The German Sparkassenstiftung (German Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, DSIK) was commissioned by the German Government to implement a regional program in the South Caucasus and Ukraine on promoting rural entrepreneurship and rural finance for sustainable micro and small enterprise development. The nationwide technical needs assessment was conducted in

Read More »

Fairness in Algorithmic Decision Systems: A Microfinance Perspective

This Working Paper is the first paper resulting from a research project on “Strengthening Financial Inclusion through Digitalization: (SFIDE). The project aims to investigate the potential of technological and financial innovation to increase the efficiency of the inclusive finance sector, through the identification and promotion of best practices. The paper

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External publications

Technical Needs Assessment Among Entrepreneurial Households and Micro-/Smallholder Farmers in the Agricultural Production and Processing Sector in Armenia

The German Sparkassenstiftung (German Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, DSIK) was commissioned by the German Government to implement a regional program in the South Caucasus and Ukraine on promoting rural entrepreneurship and rural finance for sustainable micro and small enterprise development. The nationwide technical needs assessment was conducted in

Read More »

Fairness in Algorithmic Decision Systems: A Microfinance Perspective

This Working Paper is the first paper resulting from a research project on “Strengthening Financial Inclusion through Digitalization: (SFIDE). The project aims to investigate the potential of technological and financial innovation to increase the efficiency of the inclusive finance sector, through the identification and promotion of best practices. The paper

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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