Our Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter is now out with: some of the EMW highlights and the European Microfinance Award ceremony; Spotlight on Advans Côte d'Ivoire, winner of the 2018 Award; an article on blended finance by BlueOrchard; update on 10 years of Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation plus all the latest news and activities from e-MFP and its members complete the edition.
It's now a tradition that the European Microfinance Week opens with a plenary session featuring the finalists of the European Microfinance Award, the €100,000 prize awarded by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
Big Data, we've all heard the term. Across industries, teams are excited and daunted by the prospect of data transforming the way they work. In this Talk, Tom Allen discusses the impact big data will have on the microfinance sector as a gateway to financial inclusion for the poor and how data plays an integral role in the management of a microfinance network and what this means at client level.
Training on "Climate smart agriculture and climate smart lending" organized by the e-MFP Microfinance and Environment Action Group, prepared and delivered by YAPU Solutions, took place on November 29th during European Microfinance Week 2017.
Date: October 26, 2017 Presented by: Justin McAuley, VisionFund
In this session Justin McAuley details a product that VisionFund has implemented to automate the application process for loan officers in the field. Drawing on data from over 80 sources, the technology uses an algorithm to create loan terms appropriate to the financial situation of individual clients.
Training for investment officers on 'Due Dilligence for MFIs venturing into SME finance', prepared and delivered by Elza Herman, took place on October 13th 2017 in Addis Ababa, in the framework of the African Microfinance Week.
'The opportunity of clean, resilient business: training on green inclusive finance for MFIs', organised by the e-MFP Microfinance & Environment Action Group, prepared and delivered by Enclude BV, took place on October 9th 2017 in Addis Ababa, in the framework of the African Microfinance Week.
'Training on green inclusive finance for donors and investors' was held in Utrecht on 29th September, organised by the e-MFP Microfinance & Environment Action Group, prepared and delivered by Enclude BV and kindly hosted by NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance.
Guidelines On Outcomes Management For Investors: Guidelines for integrating outcomes management, analysis and reporting into the operations of inclusive finance investors, asset managers, and other funders.
Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk Date: October 26, 2016 Presented by: Daniel Rozas
The Microfinance Index of Market Outreach and Saturation (MIMOSA) is an effort to fill an important gap in the sector by establishing a standard framework for measuring credit saturation. See also http://mimosaindex.org/
Prepared by the e-MFP Microfinance and Environment Action Group under the coordination of the Group co-heads: Marion Allet (PAMIGA), Geert Jan Schuite (ENCLUDE), Davide Forcella (CERMi), Raluca Dumitrescu (MicroEnergy International), October 2016
Check out the e-MFP Autumn 2016 Newsletter for an update on the 7th European Microfinance AwardMicrofinance and Access to Education and the 3 Finalists chosen; See also what e-MFP members are doing to support access to education; Get the latest on European Microfinance Week, 16-18 November and the Story of Inclusive Banking by Hans Dieter Seibel. All the latest news and activities from e-MFP and its members completes the edition.
See the e-MFP Summer 2016 Newsletter for the latest update on the 7th European Microfinance Award Microfinance and Access to Education; an article on Financing Access to Energy from e-MFP's Microfinance and Environment Action Group; reports on the recent CGAP annual meeting in Luxembourg, and the SPTF meeting in Morocco where the e-MFP Social Performance Outcomes Action Group met.
Check out the e-MFP Spring 2016 Newsletter for details of the 7th European Microfinance Award Microfinance and Access to Education; an update from Oikocredit on their Client Outcomes Programme; an article from Craig Chelius, Mifos Initiative on Financial Inclusion 2.0; updates on our Action Groups and our latest publications. Plus all the latest news and activities from e-MFP and its members.
We’ve had a very active 6 months - with 10 new publications, participation in several of the sector’s top events, organisation of the 6th European Microfinance Award and the preparation of the European Microfinance Week 2015.
It's a great pleasure to start this newsletter with the announcement of the 6th European Microfinance Award which this year focuses on microfinance in post-disaster, post-conflict areas and fragile states.
Thanks to the tremendous response to the call for sessions and speakers for European Microfinance Week, e-MFP has put togther an inspiring programme which promises to stimulate lively debate and exchange.
It's a pleasure to start this newsletter with the announcement of the 5th European Microfinance Award on Microfinance and the Environment. This year the objective is to highlight opportunities for microfinance to improve environmental issues and encourage the industry to find innovative solutions for global environmental concerns in developing countries.
We look forward to another busy year in 2014 for e-MFP: Following the enthusiasm and dynamism of European Microfinance Week, we will continue to support our members in transforming this energy into concrete projects and actions.
European Microfinance Week took place 2nd – 4th November in the Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg.
The theme for this year’s event focussed on ‘Inclusive Finance for Excluded People – Microfinance refocusing on the underserved, unserved and vulnerable’ and gathered 373 microfinance professionals from 59 countries.
For the latest press release click on the link below.
European Microfinance Week 2010 is a unique event because the content is driven by e-MFP members. The themes and topics have been proposed by you, our members, so they reflect your current priorities and concerns about the microfinance sector.
With the European Microfinance Week 2013 only some weeks away, the e-MFP Secretariat is currently very busy preparing the event which will take place 12th – 14th November in the Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg.
The first half of 2013 has been particularly busy for e-MFP; with 10 new publications, participation in several of the sector’s top events and co-organization of the fantastic 3rd European Research Conference on Microfinance in Norway.
For this Spring Newsletter, I am happy to share a few words with you as the new Chairwoman of our European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP). I am following in the footsteps of Axel de Ville and Marc Bichler who I want to thank for their commitment in promoting and leading e-MFP during the last years.
It was a pleasure to meet so many of you at European Microfinance Week and to see that what started as a rather small conference in 2005, has developed over the years into such a major microfinance event. On page 1-4 we share highlights and report from some of the 24 sessions.
European Microfinance Week, 14th -16th November, is e-MFP’s annual event for its members and friends to come together, debate, share ideas, learn, network and - most importantly - look to the future of our sector.
Preparations for European Microfinance Week 2012 are well under way and we would like to thank all members who submitted proposals for sessions during our three day annual event. The proposals are currently being assessed and the Secretariat will follow up and keep you informed regarding your contribution.
The European Microfinance Award is organized jointly by the European MicrofinancePlatform, the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and the Luxembourg Round Table on Microfinance to promote microfinance initiatives and highlight their contribution to the development of the sector.
After a very decisive year during which the microfinance sector had to wake-up to certain realities, European Microfinance Week, e-MFP’s annual event for its members and friends, is the ideal place to come together, debate, share ideas, learn, network and - most importantly - look to the future of our sector.
Five years of microfinance partnership for the South - how it all began. The idea behind the Platform was to bring together European microfinance organisations that work in developing countries to share their ideas and experiences. The founding organisations shared the vision that microfinance should take an innovative and inclusive approach and that the e-MFP would represent the focal point of microfinance in Europe.