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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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MFC case studies

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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MFI that embraces innovation || LiDE Webinar

Date: 20th May 2021 💡 Your MFI does not need to fall behind with digitalization. Embracing innovation requires setting up a few practical systems. It also requires the courage to change your definition of failure. ➡ In this webinar, we are helping MFIs to define and manage their structure for supporting

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MFC Webinars on Covid Response

EIF and European Commission Launch New Covid-19 Measures Supporting Micro- and Social Enterprises Under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument

  Coronavirus: EIF and European Commission Launch New Covid-19 Measures Supporting Micro- and Social Enterprises Under the Eur 400m EaSI Guarantee Instrument Enhanced terms under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument to support micro- and social enterprises in response to COVID-19 Call for Expression of interest launched today available for intermediaries with

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Other video and MFC Webinars

#SFV 2022 Opening day 1

Welcoming remarks by MFC Management Board and Brunilda Isaj, Council Chairwoman  #SFV2022 opening by Ruth Paserman from the European Commission, Director DG Employment  Insights to inspire by Timothy Ogden: After the Crisis — What’s next for microfinance?  The microfinance industry has proved its remarkable resilience in the face of global

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#SFV2022 Talk with Leaders: Mastercard & MFI – towards digitalization

Filbo, an MFI from Romania, and Mastercard SME Solutions team discussed how MFIs can partner with Mastercard to digitize their customer experience and unlock new business opportunities.  This video was recorded during the virtual conference Social Finance Vibe 2022: Towards a Resilient Future, organized by Microfinance Centre on November 9-10.  This

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How to become an agile MFI? || LiDE Webinar

Track 1: Leadership in digital era Date: June 17th 2021 Agility is the capability that drives start-ups, successful digital careers and companies. Although fundamentally used in iterative processes of software development, it can be applied also beyond it, stirring up an innovation. In this webinar, we are discussing the uses

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MFC Tools to be used by Clients

#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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#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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Other MFC Tools

#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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#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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External publications

#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

Read More »

#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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#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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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