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watch: Advancing Green Microfinance – Entering Green Finance Space by MFIs

Entry into green finance sector brings new opportunities and potential benefits but is not without challenges. It is a new line of business for most microfinance institutions which requires changes in internal operational procedures, financial products, and credit assessment methods. At this point, many microfinance institutions that are unfamiliar with the green finance methodologies perceive it as risky and difficult ...

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Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report (2020 Edition)

This Survey Report presents a detailed snapshot of the microfinance sector up until the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, with information gathered in 2018-2019. However, based on additional data collected during the first semester of 2020, we were also able to produce a chapter on the preliminary impact of the pandemic on European MFIs. While the effects of the current crisis remain ...

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MFI Digitalization Pathways. Monitoring Progress in Microfinance Digital Journeys [Research Paper]

This paper summarizes the results of research conducted among MFC members on the digital solutions. Results are presented against the MFC’s Digital Transformation Framework to illustrate the scope of the digitalization. Our research shows that MFIs’ digitalization efforts focus primarily on credit processes (both its internal processes and its customer-facing processes). Other aspects of the digital journey are receiving less ...

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Digitalization of Microfinance in Europe – Where Do We Stand? Which Way to Go?

Digitalization of microfinance in Europe – where do we stand? which way to go? The Microfinance Centre is warmly inviting you to watch a webinar  (video recording below) where you will learn about the findings of our research about the digitalization.   READ THE PUBLICATION   Recent developments related to the restrictions to prevent the spread of the pandemic revealed ...

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The Will of Microfinance Institutions to Maintain Their Activities During Covid-19 Crisis

Source : Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation ADA, Inpulse and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation have collaborated to monitor and analyse the effects of the Covid-19 crisis for their partner microfinance institutions worldwide. This monitoring was carried out regularly throughout the year 2020 in order to have a better vision of the situation’s evolution. Through this regular and in-depth analysis, we ...

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Microfinance Survey Report (2020 Edition) – Key Findings Webinar on 9th February

EMN and MFC are pleased to invite you to discover and exchange on the key findings from their core publication, Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report, during a joint webinar on 9 February at 12:00 (CET).   The 2020 Edition of the Overview Survey The 9th edition of this sector-wide survey report, scheduled for release next week, provides the most comprehensive ...

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Digital Readiness & Digital Literacy – Your MFIs “must haves” by MFC

Digitalization is with no doubt a hot topic of our times. The pandemic has only accelerated this process. To be digitalized or not to, is not anymore a question – it is a must. The Microfinance Centre is here to support their Member MFIs in the digital transformation process. We provide a comprehensive set of solutions for any type of ...

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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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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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