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MFC research results

Between Needs and Availability: The External Financing Gap Indicator

This MFC’s research paper considers the (mis)match between the financing needs of European MSMEs and the perception of availability of external financing. Publisher: Microfinance Centre Authors: Justyna Pytkowska, Piotr Koryński Year: 2018 Download “Between Needs and Availability: The External Financing Gap Indicator” Our question is: how do changes in the perceived need for

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Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Infographic Report

Social performance management (SPM) refers to the systems that organizations use to achieve their stated social mission. As a part of Microfinance Centres’ ongoing efforts to promote social performance and support to MFC members in SPM implementation, we developed Social Performance Management Report based on data collected from 25 financial institutions, MFC

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Assessing the European market of Microfinance

  The study Assessing the European market potential of business microcredit and the associated funding needs of non-bank MFIs depict a huge potential demand for small business loans across the EU-28 members states and the dynamism of a sector that needs adequate support to ensure a wider outreach to the

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MFC case studies

Read our latest case study!

This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Albania. 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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Microfinance Centre contributes to the latest EMN Magazine!

Microfinance Centre (MFC) contributes to the latest EMN Magazine – Microfinance and Financial Education: Evidences from Europe (May 2017). MFC has prepared five case studies showing different approaches of microfinance institutions to improve the financial capability of their current and prospective clients. The highlighted institutions focus on building capacity in various areas of

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MFC Webinars on Digitalisation

Социальные сети для МФО: трата времени или точка роста? || #DigLitBootcamp RU

Вебинар 18.05.2021 Вебинар будет посвящен работе с социальными сетями в контексте микрофинансовой организации: Стратегия работы с соц. сетями: что важно? Как оценить эффективность продвижения в соц.сетях? Как построить работу с соц. сетями в организации? Как нарастить базу подписчиков / фолловеров? Во время вебинара будут рассмотрены успешные кейсы из сектора микрофинансирования, а

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MFC Webinars on Covid Response

#BorrowWisely is kicking off in TWO WEEKS!

Borrow Wisely Campaign is almost here – the 7th edition is starting on the very first day of October! This year the format will be modified due to the pandemic restrictions. But that does not mean the Campaign will have a lesser impact. Just the contrary: our aim is to

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Other video and MFC Webinars

MFC Tools to be used by Clients

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Capital for microfinance growth: which social, environmental and governance criteria are important for social investors?  

Introduction The purpose of the webinar is to acquaint the EU microfinance practitioners with new ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) – related regulations and standards in the European Union, and to better understand the opportunities and challenges for social investors as well as microfinance institutions. Capital for microfinance growth: which social,

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Meet the new MFC Member – Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

We’re delighted to welcome Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the fight against poverty and inequalities by promoting financial inclusion and social impact entrepreneurship. Investor, funder, technical assistance coordinator and fund advisor, the Foundation finances

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Other MFC Tools

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Capital for microfinance growth: which social, environmental and governance criteria are important for social investors?  

Introduction The purpose of the webinar is to acquaint the EU microfinance practitioners with new ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) – related regulations and standards in the European Union, and to better understand the opportunities and challenges for social investors as well as microfinance institutions. Capital for microfinance growth: which social,

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Meet the new MFC Member – Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

We’re delighted to welcome Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the fight against poverty and inequalities by promoting financial inclusion and social impact entrepreneurship. Investor, funder, technical assistance coordinator and fund advisor, the Foundation finances

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External publications

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Capital for microfinance growth: which social, environmental and governance criteria are important for social investors?  

Introduction The purpose of the webinar is to acquaint the EU microfinance practitioners with new ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) – related regulations and standards in the European Union, and to better understand the opportunities and challenges for social investors as well as microfinance institutions. Capital for microfinance growth: which social,

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Meet the new MFC Member – Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

We’re delighted to welcome Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the fight against poverty and inequalities by promoting financial inclusion and social impact entrepreneurship. Investor, funder, technical assistance coordinator and fund advisor, the Foundation finances

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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