Tag Archives: COVID-19

CGAP Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions – Please Respond Before 15th December

Launched in June and running through December 2020, the CGAP Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions is the first survey that aims to capture the full picture of COVID-19’s impact on microfinance at the global, regional, and national levels. By offering a full understanding of how the impact is playing out across the sector, the survey is designed to help ...

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Emotionally Intelligent Organizational Culture – Leaders in Digital Era | EaSI Technical Assistance

The European Union is offering this webinar to representatives from microfinance institutions (MFI) interested to acquire the skills and attitudes of leaders, who can successfully manage remote and scattered teams, working online. The webinar will take place on 3 December. This session is part of the series “Leaders in a digital era” aiming to equip microfinance institutions with the necessary ...

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Leaders in Digital Era

Welcome to our new webinar series aiming at equipping leaders in microfinance institutions with the necessary skills and understanding of tools to effectively lead a team in digital world. Digitalize or die – offering services online is no longer an alternative for MFIs; it is the way as people all over the world change their preferences towards any type of ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2020 – the 7th edition in October

News: 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 – BWC basics – BWC last year   October will be a month of wise borrowing for the seventh time already! The campaign is growing and evolving, ...

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Microfinance Sector in Europe [Research Paper]

This paper summarizes the data collected by the Microfinance Centre (MFC) through a survey of microfinance institutions in Europe to assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the situation of microfinance institutions and their clients. The results show that while the pandemic touched all countries in the EU, the severity of its impact was markedly different, from very strong in ...

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7th Edition of the Borrow Wisely Campaign Has Started Right Now! #2020BWC

October is here which equals the BORROW WISELY CAMPAIGN 2020 launch!   This year’s participants have prepared lots of #2020BWC activities on-line (and some off-line as well). Throughout the whole month, partnering MFIs Staff will be trained on how to speak to their Clients about taking loans wisely. BWC materials will be displayed in the branches, easy to access and ...

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#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 take advantage of  the power of online communication as much ...

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MFC Member – Inpulse: New Opportunities After COVID19: a Joint Assessment [UPDATED VERSION]

JULY – AUGUST SURVEY A resumption of activities under operational and financial constraints Inpulse joined forces with ADA and the Fondation GCA – Grameen Crédit Agricole to keep monitoring the effects of the COVID-19 crisis among our MFI partners. The results of the survey carried out between July 23rd and August 6th, 2020, based on 91 partners from 42 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and ...

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[WEBINARS] COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on European MFIs and Their Clients

  Microfinance Centre is inviting you to watch two webinars where we will be presenting the findings of our research. The surveys aimed at assessing the impact of the pandemic both on microfinance institutions and their clients. READ THE SUMMARY PAPER   The results were presented by Kinga Dąbrowska and Justyna Pytkowska from MFC and their Guests. events took place ...

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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 a potential outreach to thousands of individual micro-borrowers as well ...

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