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EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector

What is EaSI Technical Assistance? The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme is an EU level financing instrument. Under fi-compass, a unique platform for advisory services on financial instruments and microfinance, EaSI TA offers institutional assessment and tailored training to selected microcredit providers, workshops to spread good practice in the wider European microcredit sector and a dedicated helpdesk. How is ...

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Software Group empowers the microfinance sector through technology

Software Group (SG) specializes in end-to-end solutions for the microfinance sector, focusing particularly on microfinance institutions, cooperatives and credit unions. The company is active in over 60 countries on 6 continents and works from offices in Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico and Philippines. A global market leader, SG continues to grow and develop worldwide; its focus in 2016 are ...

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The KMF Financial Education project in Kazakhstan reached 76,000 people!

  In order to increase the level of financial education of the population in Kazakhstan, KazMicrofinance (KMF*), with the support of its parent company KMF Fund – “Demeu” has developed a project it is calling “Increase of Financial Literacy of the Population“. Using an innovative design approach to ensure best results, KMF developed this unique project for Kazakhstan in December ...

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Support for the Development of a National Financial Education Strategy

Funder: EFSE    Partner: National Bank of Moldova We’re proud to be working with the National Bank of Moldova to develop a national level financial education strategy. The strategy will be based on our research to establish the current picture of financial literacy levels among the population, as well as extensive interviews with key stakeholders. Along with the strategy, we’ll develop an action plan ...

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Strategic Advice for Launching a Financial Literacy Center in Kosovo

Funder: EFSE DF     Partner: Central Bank of Kosovo We are working with the Central Bank of Kosovo to develop a detailed business plan for a new national financial literacy center. The center will run initiatives, programs and campaigns to help Kosovar citizens understand key financial terms and concepts, promote responsible financial behavior and encourage greater trust in the financial sector – thus ...

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Social Performance Fund

Funder: Ford Foundation   Partner: CERISE The Project Goal The Social Performance Fund promotes the broad adoption of the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management. Our aim is to promote SPM implementation by building the capacity of national associations and MFIs to use the SPI4 tool to manage and report on their social performance. Geography: Global Status: Finished Social Performance Reports Social Performance in Europe, ...

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Housing Microfinance

Funder: Habitat for Humanity International Housing microfinance is a relatively recent arrival to the sector; with numerous MFIs launching new products and improving them as they go along. Against this backdrop, we’ve developed an easy-to-market research tool specifically for housing product improvement. It allows MFIs to quickly and effectively survey product users and non-users to identify “quick win” improvements, whether this is ...

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Useful resources

Good Return: Short Introduction to Universal Standards for SPM Watch this video in French and Spanish!

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Policy Publications. Archive: 2002-2008

Policy Monitor No. 13, September 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 12, January 2008 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No.11, May 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 10, January 2007 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 9, May 2006 (in English, in Russian) Policy Monitor No. 8, January 2006 (in English, in Russian) Policy ...

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Research. Archive: 2003-2008

Inclusive Finance – the State of Microfinance Sector in ECA, 2008 Gender issues in Microfinance in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2008 The State of Microfinance Industry in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2007 The State of Microfinance Industry in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA), 2006 Market for Microinsurance in Romania. Low-Income Households Needs and Market Development Projections, 2006 Market for ...

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