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Responsible finance. Archive: 2003-2006

Backward Fiscal Cash 2006 [Refund UNDP BiH Approach to Poverty Reduction] Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 [in Russian] Entering New Markets: How Market Research Can Inform Product Development [Based on a Case Study by MDF-Kamurj, Armenia. MFC Spotlight Note 13, Michal Matul, Dorota Szubert, Gagik Vardanyan, Margarita Lalayan and Olga Tomilova, January 2005] ...

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Tools for MFIs

Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 Social Performance Management in Microfinance: Guidelines 2005 [in Russian] Entering New Markets: How Market Research Can Inform Product Development [Based on a Case Study by MDF-Kamurj, Armenia. MFC Spotlight Note 13, Michal Matul, Dorota Szubert, Gagik Vardanyan, Margarita Lalayan and Olga Tomilova, January 2005] From Mission to Action. Management Series for Microfinance Insitution  [Strategic ...

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My Home, My Responsibility

Funder: The project is supported by Obywatele dla Demokracji Program, finansed by EOG grants  Partners: Habitat for Humanity Poland; Młodzieżowy Ośrodek Wychowawczy Księży Orionistów (MOW) Helping delinquent youth successfully transition from foster care into independent adult life means equipping them with the personal money management skills they often lack. The MFC has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Poland and delinquent youth ...

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Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship in Rural Azerbaijan

 Funder:  European Union   Partner: Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA)We’re boosting women’s entrepreneurship in rural Azerbaijan through an important three-year collaboration with the AMFA Network. Our aim is to train at least 1,650 women in 8 rural areas to better manage their household finances, develop or launch their own business, or find a job in the financial sector.News Financial education in Azerbaijan: Read ...

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Financial Inclusion Ambassador’s Toolkit

The Toolkit helps our members navigate the financial inclusion landscape and be more effective advocates for financial inclusion. What is Financial Inclusion? While financial inclusion is “in vogue” — it’s also quite a vague term. Do we really know what it means? Does everyone mean the same thing? Does access differ from inclusion? How do we ‘do’ inclusion? How do ...

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The European Union Code of Good Conduct for microcredit providers

The EU Commission invites you to endorse the European Union Code of Good Conduct for microcredit providers Objectives of the Code The European Union Code of Good Conduct for microcredit providers (the Code) presents good practice guidelines to enable the microfinance sector to face the challenge of accessing long-term finance. It details common standards around microfinance provider operations and reporting. ...

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CEO Forum

Funder:  co-funded by EBRDCompetition, regulation, inflation. Sluggish productivity growth; massive movements of immigrants across continents. Political uncertainty. Donor flight. These are a few of the many challenges that keep MFI managers awake at night. Under increased daily pressure to keep their institutions strategically aligned and operationally afloat, CEOs rarely have time to step back, renew their skills, and debate the big issues of ...

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Research Program

MFC undertakes quantitative and qualitative research studies in order to provide an insight into the drivers of customer behavior and market development We carry out enterprise and MFI surveys and research projects to deepen knowledge and understanding of the microcredit and SME finance market in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The results of our studies have been used to inform ...

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Demand for Microfinance Services

We conduct studies to assess the need for credit, deposit and microinsurance services among clients and develop market development projections using the access frontier tool. Our work has encompassed: Demand for savings  The market for deposit services of microcredit-deposit organizations (MDO) in Tajikistan: The goal of this study, funded by GTZ, was to assess the market potential for savings services ...

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Access to Finance

Measuring Access to Finance: Developing evidence-based access policies According to the recently-published Global Findex data, 45% of adults in the ECA region have access to financial services, making it among global leaders in financial inclusion. However, performance within the region is mixed. Some countries (such as Slovenia) boast near universal access, while in others (such as Kyrgyzstan), less than 5% ...

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