European Microfinance Week 2016 conference report

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16th - 18th November 2016, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

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7th European Microfinance Award Brochure

7th European Microfinance Award brochure on Microfinance and Access to Education


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e-MFP Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter

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e-MFP celebrates it's 10th anniversary

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Working session on refugees

Working session on refugees 

e-MFP 10th Anniversary Newsletter

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Rural Outreach and Innovations Action Group

Rural Outreach and Innovations Action Group

Training: Financial business management - concepts & applications

Training: Financial business management - concepts & applications

Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group

Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group

Activity Report 2016

Activities in 2016 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

Long-term debt for long-term impact

Long-term debt for long-term impact

PLENARY - Microfinance and housing, one brick at a time

PLENARY - Microfinance and housing, one brick at a time

The many paths to financing education: Part II - Funding

The many paths to financing education: Part II - Funding

The many paths to financing education: Part I – Implementation

The many paths to financing education: Part I – Implementation

The importance of cyber security for digital finance

The importance of cyber security for digital finance

Shoulda, coulda, woulda: Lessons learned from a currency devaluation crisis in Azerbaijan

Shoulda, coulda, woulda:  Lessons learned from a currency devaluation crisis in Azerbaijan

Securing the future through responsible exits

Securing the future through responsible exits

Myanmar, the new Golden Land for microfinance?

Myanmar, the new Golden Land for microfinance?

Millions to gain, billions to feed: The realities of smallholder finance

Millions to gain, billions to feed: The realities of smallholder finance

Microfinance education and child labour

Microfinance education and child labour

Microfinance: A lever for building sustainable cities and territories

Microfinance: A lever for building sustainable cities and territories

Managing client outcomes (Part II)

Managing client outcomes (Part II)

Managing client outcomes (Part I)

Managing client outcomes (Part I)

Insurance turning a challenge into an opportunity Investing in green inclusive finance: Challenges, opportunity, strategies, the way forward

Insurance turning a challenge into an opportunity Investing in green inclusive finance: Challenges, opportunity, strategies, the way forward

Insurance: Turning a challenge into an opportunity

Insurance: Turning a challenge into an opportunity

Financing sustainable energy: Traditional solar vs. PayGo

Financing sustainable energy: Traditional solar vs. PayGo

Financial inclusion for refugees

Financial inclusion for refugees

Financial inclusion 2.0: How MFIs can adapt to the fintech age

Financial inclusion 2.0: How MFIs can adapt to the fintech age

Financial education for managing risk

Financial education for managing risk

Exposure programs: Fostering South - South knowledge exchange

Exposure programs: Fostering South - South knowledge exchange

Data driven microfinance: Small bits, big data

Data driven microfinance: Small bits, big data

Assessing and promoting social performance in Europe

Assessing and promoting social performance in Europe

Agricultural value chain finance and agri-insurance

Agricultural value chain finance and agri-insurance

10 years of MIV surveys research and practice

10 years of MIV surveys research and practice

European Dialogue No.10

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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.

An online version is available

The Green Index 2.0: An innovative tool to assess environmental performance in the microfinance sector. Brief No.6

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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

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Tanzania Postal Bank: Digital Financial Inclusion through POPOTE

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Prepared by WSBI and PHB Development in collaboration with the e-MFP Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group, October 2016

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e-MFP Autumn 2016 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Summer 2016 Newsletter

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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. 

Why the European Microfinance Award?

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European Dialogue - Microfinance in Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict Areas & Fragile States

6th European Microfinance Award - Microfinance in Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict Areas & Fragile States: Resilience and Responsibility

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European Dialogue No.9

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6th European Microfinance Award - Microfinance in Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict Areas & Fragile States: Resilience & Responsibility

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e-MFP Spring 2016 Newsletter

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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.

About the e-MFP Action Groups

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European Microfinance Week 2015 conference report

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Financial inclusion for sustainable development, 18th - 20th November 2015, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

A digital version is available here

6th European Microfinance Award brochure

6th European Microfinance Award brochure on Microfinance in Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict Areas and Fragile States

European Microfinance Week 2015

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e-MFP Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter

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Assessing green microfinance: Qualitative and quantitative indicators for measuring environmental performance

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Prepared by MIX and the e-MFP Microfinance & Environment Action Group, November 2015

Collaborative efforts driving sustainable development

Collaborative efforts driving sustainable development 

e-MFP Activity Report 2015

Activities in 2015 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

14th UMM Workshop Report, Frankfurt, September 2015

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Responsible Inclusive Finance and Customer Empowerment

12th UMM Workshop Report, Bergamo, June 2015

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Enhancing food security & resilience to climate change

SIDE SESSION - Microfinance for investors: an introduction

SIDE SESSION - Microfinance for investors: an introduction

Towards the implementation of sustainable forward-looking risk management: challenges and lessons learned

Towards the implementation of sustainable forward-looking risk management: challenges and lessons learned

The role of apexes in financial inclusion

The role of apexes in financial inclusion

Successes and failures in MIV governance: the case of Africap

Successes and failures in MIV governance: the case of Africap

Risk management products for smallholder farmers and herders in the face of disaster

Risk management products for smallholder farmers and herders in the face of disaster (e-MFP University Meets Microfinance Action Group)

EMW2015_paper_DIW Berlin_VBertram_Hummer

More inclusive finance for youth: scalable and sustainable delivery models for financial and non-financial services

More inclusive finance for youth: scalable and sustainable delivery models for financial and non-financial services

EMW2015_video_AOPEM_Cuenta_Mia

Microfinance response to the refugee crisis

Microfinance response to the refugee crisis

MFIs and agricultural credit and insurance: does it have to be an unhappy marriage?

MFIs and agricultural credit and insurance: does it have to be an unhappy marriage?

Managing social performance: SPI4 - ALINUS

Managing social performance: SPI4 - ALINUS

Implementing innovation in inclusive finance: the network approach

Implementing innovation in inclusive finance: the network approach

Implementing DFS to empower the poor - success stories

Implementing DFS to empower the poor - success stories

 

Green Microfinance in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC): translating successes abroad

Green Microfinance in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC): translating successes abroad

Following a (social) standard: compliance, codes of conduct, and more

Following a (social) standard: compliance, codes of conduct, and more

Financial services to increase resilience to natural disasters

Financial services to increase resilience to natural disasters

Financial diaries & digital finance - insights & innovation

Financial diaries & digital finance - insights & innovation

Facilitating access to utility services through digital finance in emerging markets

Facilitating access to utility services through digital finance in emerging markets

Does financial inclusion foster financial stability?

Does financial inclusion foster financial stability?

Convenient products for inconvenient times: the role of financial services in conflict situations

Convenient products for inconvenient times: the role of financial services in conflict situations

Clean cooking options to decrease mortality and mitigate climate change and air pollution

Clean cooking options to decrease mortality and mitigate climate change and air pollution

Bringing financial services to underserved markets

Bringing financial services to underserved markets

Assessing impact in microfinance: new perspectives

Assessing impact in microfinance: new perspectives

A focus on farmers: solutions for bundling finance and training to meet smallholder needs

A focus on farmers: solutions for bundling finance and training to meet smallholder needs

PLENARY - Where do we go from here: the future of microfinance

PLENARY - Where do we go from here: the future of microfinance

PLENARY - Sustainable Development Goals and financial inclusion

PLENARY - Sustainable Development Goals and financial inclusion

EMW2015_CFI_Accion_S.Cheston

PLENARY - Assessing limits: towards sustainable growth in microfinance

PLENARY - Assessing limits: towards sustainable growth in microfinance

Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance

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1st - 3rd June 2015, University of Geneva, Switzerland

FINCA Express Tanzania. Mobilizing savings through agency banking

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Prepared by PHB Development in collaboration with the e-MFP Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group, October 2015

e-MFP Autumn 2015 Newsletter

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Solar water pumps

Solar water pumps

Solar tunnel dryer

Solar tunnel dryer

Rice husk gasifier stove

Rice husk gasifier stove

Pico PV

Pico PV

Improved cooking oven

Improved cooking oven

Housing thermal insulation

Housing thermal insulation

Efficient air conditioners

Efficient air conditioners

e-MFP Summer 2015 Newsletter

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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.

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European Dialogue No.8

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More Inclusive Finance for Youth: Scalable and Sustainable Delivery Models for Financial and Non-Financial Services

e-MFP Spring 2015 Newsletter

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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.

A digital version is now available:

 

European Dialogue No.7

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5th European Microfinance Award - Microfinance and the Environment

European Microfinance Week 2014 conference report

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Developing better markets. 12th - 14th November,  Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

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11th UMM Workshop Report, Frankfurt, July 2014

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Value Chains in Agricultural and Green Microfinance

European Dialogue - Microfinance and the Environment

5th European Microfinance Award - Microfinance and the Environment

e-MFP Winter 2014/2015 Newsletter

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e-MFP Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs Action Group Annual Survey 2014

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e-MFP Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs Action Group, January 2015

5th European Microfinance Award brochure

5th European Microfinance Award on microfinance and the environment

European Microfinance Week 2014

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EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - ACCELERATING RURAL FINANCE IN AFRICA: INITIATIVES FROM FUNDERS AND SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

ACCELERATING RURAL FINANCE IN AFRICA: INITIATIVES FROM FUNDERS AND SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - PLENARY: FROM E-WASTE TO E-RESOURCE: POVERTY AND RESOURCEFULNESS IN AGHOGBLOSHIE, GHANA

PLENARY: FROM E-WASTE TO E-RESOURCE: POVERTY AND RESOURCEFULNESS IN AGHOGBLOSHIE, GHANA

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - BUILDING GREEN CAPACITIES IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BUILDING GREEN CAPACITIES IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - LOCAL BANKING AND INCLUSIVE FINANCE

LOCAL BANKING AND INCLUSIVE FINANCE

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: BETTER TOGETHER?

SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: BETTER TOGETHER?

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - DIGITAL FINANCE: WHY DOES IT WORK IN KENYA AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR 7 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. RESULTS FROM AN EIB/UNCDF STUDY

DIGITAL FINANCE: WHY DOES IT WORK IN KENYA AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR 7 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. RESULTS FROM AN EIB/UNCDF STUDY

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - CLIENT PROTECTION AND REGULATION

CLIENT PROTECTION AND REGULATION

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - CAN FINANCIAL INNOVATIONS BE STRUCTURED TO ADDRESS CLIMATE RISK OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS?

CAN FINANCIAL INNOVATIONS BE STRUCTURED TO ADDRESS CLIMATE RISK OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS?

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - DOWNSCALING WITH COMMERCIAL BANKS IN AFRICA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

DOWNSCALING WITH COMMERCIAL BANKS IN AFRICA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIVE DELIVERY CHANNELS

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIVE DELIVERY CHANNELS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - SAVINGS FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: INSTITUTIONAL OUTREACH

SAVINGS FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: INSTITUTIONAL OUTREACH

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - SAVINGS FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: SELF-RELIANCE MODELS

SAVINGS FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: SELF-RELIANCE MODELS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - LENDING SERVICES FOR AGRICULTURAL MICROFINANCE

LENDING SERVICES FOR AGRICULTURAL MICROFINANCE

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - PLENARY: MANAGING OVERINDEBTEDNESS: SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE

PLENARY: MANAGING OVERINDEBTEDNESS: SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - PLENARY: FINALISTS FOR THE 5TH EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE AWARD

 PLENARY: FINALISTS FOR THE 5TH EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE AWARD - KOMPANION, ESAF & XACBANK

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - CLIENTS AT THE CENTRE FROM IMPACT MEASUREMENT TO MANAGEMENT

CLIENTS AT THE CENTRE FROM IMPACT MEASUREMENT TO MANAGEMENT

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - ENHANCING CLIENT FINANCIAL CAPABILITY

ENHANCING CLIENT FINANCIAL CAPABILITY

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - EXITING RESPONSIBLY: THE CASE OF SATHAPANA

EXITING RESPONSIBLY: THE CASE OF SATHAPANA

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - SOCIAL PERFORMANCE: CROSS LEARNNING FROM NORTH AND SOUTH - FORGING TOGETHER ON THE PATHWAY FORWARD

SOCIAL PERFORMANCE: CROSS LEARNNING FROM NORTH AND SOUTH - FORGING TOGETHER ON THE PATHWAY FORWARD

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS: DRIVERS FOR FORMALIZATION OF MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISE CLIENTS

MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS: DRIVERS FOR FORMALIZATION OF MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISE CLIENTS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - MICROFINANCE AND POVERTY


EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - INVESTING IN MICROFINANCE AS A CHANNEL FOR OTHER IMPACT FINANCE THEMES - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

INVESTING IN MICROFINANCE AS A CHANNEL FOR OTHER IMPACT FINANCE THEMES - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - DEVELOPING A STANDARDIZED APPROACH TO RISK MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED

DEVELOPING A STANDARDIZED APPROACH TO RISK MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - GREEN MICROFINANCE AND NON-ENERGY PRODUCTS

GREEN MICROFINANCE AND NON-ENERGY PRODUCTS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - INCREASING YOUTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ACCESS TO FINANCE: HOW FAVOURABLE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENTS AND YOUTH FOCUSED SERVICES CAN SHAPE BETTER MARKETS

INCREASING YOUTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ACCESS TO FINANCE: HOW FAVOURABLE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENTS AND YOUTH FOCUSED SERVICES CAN  SHAPE BETTER MARKETS

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - INVESTING IN AGRICULTURAL MICROFINANCE

INVESTING IN AGRICULTURAL MICROFINANCE

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - GREENING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS: INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT INTO THE MFI ASSESSMENT

GREENING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS: INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT INTO THE MFI ASSESSMENT

EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2014 - RESPONSIBLE MICROFINANCE FROM A COUNTRY POINT OF VIEW: INDIA

RESPONSIBLE MICROFINANCE  FROM A COUNTRY POINT OF VIEW: INDIA

e-MFP Activity report 2014

Activities in 2014¦ Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

Community PV

Community PV

Solar water heater

Solar water heater

Solar home systems

Solar home systems

Small-scale mini-grids

Small-scale mini-grids

Large-scale mini-grids

Large-scale mini-grids

Energy efficient refrigerators

Energy efficient refrigerators

Domestic Biodigester

Domestic Biodigester

10th UMM Workshop Report, Frankfurt, July 2013

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Understanding the Challenges: New Insights from Practice & Research on Mobile Banking, Remittances and Green Finance

Green Index: an innovative tool to assess the environmental performance of MFIs. Brief No.5

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Prepared by Marion Allet, Pamiga in collaboration with the e-MFP Microfinance and Environment Action Group, October 2014.

e-MFP Autumn 2014 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Summer 2014 Newsletter

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e-MFP has been very busy over the last months, in particular working on the organisation of the 5th European Microfinance Award and on the preparation of the European Microfinance Week 2014.

Best practices guide for microfinance institutions active in remittances

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e-MFP Remittances Action Group. June 2014

Guide des bonnes practiques des institutions microfinance actives dans le secteur des transferts d'argent

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e-MFP Remittances Action Group. June 2104

9th UMM Workshop Report, Salamanca, May 2013

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Financial Inclusion & Microfinance in Latin America

Cover for the 9th UMM Workshop Report, Salamanca 2013

Does good client protection impact financial performance? Brief No.4

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Brief No.4 collage

Making Microfinance Investment Responsible (MIR) Action Group, May 2014

e-MFP Spring 2014 Newsletter

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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.

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Conference Report

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The future of microfinance: investing in inclusive growth. 12th - 12th November 2013, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

e-MFP Winter 2013/2014 Newsletter

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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.

Microfinance and savings outreach: what are we measuring?

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FReDI : Financial literacy for remittances and diaspora investments

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Como las organizaciones de microfinanzas basadas en miembros brindan sus servicios satisfactoriamente a las zonas rurales? Brief No.3

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El papel de la gobernanza y las alianzas estratégicas. e-MFP Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group, October 2012.

Les modeles participatifs de microfinance en mileu rural: les éléments clés de leurs succès, Brief No.3

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Role de la gouvernance et des alliances stratégiques. e-MFP Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group, October 2012.

Additional sources and bibliography, Brief No.3

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How do microfinance member based organisations successfully serve rural areas? Brief No.3

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The role of governance and strategic alliances. e-MFP Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group, October 2012.

European Microfinance Week 2013 -Plenary - Keeping the edge

Plenary - Keeping the edge

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Microinsurance investor opportunities

Microinsurance investor opportunities

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Youth and employment

Youth and employment

European Microfinance Week 2013 - The due diligence process

The due diligence process : a key process in assessing the sustainability of an institution, main challenges and opportunities

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Microfinance and housing

Microfinance and housing

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Alternative models to fund microenterprises: P2P lending and micro-equity

Alternative models to fund microenterprises: P2P lending and micro-equity

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Responsible microfinance : Implementation on the ground

Responsible microfinance : Implementation on the ground

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Microfinance and the MDGs - beyond 2015

Microfinance and the MDGs - beyond 2015

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Solutions based on listening to clients

Solutions based on listening to clients

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Microfinance in a historical perspective

Microfinance in a historical perspective

European Microfinance Week 2013 - How much gender does microfinance need ?

How much gender does microfinance need ?

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Responsible microfinance : Where do we stand?

Responsible microfinance : Where do we stand ?

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Financing non-integrated value chains : Challenges and solutions

Financing non-integrated value chains : Challenges and solutions

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Plenary - Recognizing unsustainable markets : Towards a common framework

Plenary - Recognizing unsustainable markets : Towards a common framework

European Microfinance Week 2013 - New models and experiences for linking informal savings groups to formal financial services

New models and experiences for linking informal savings groups to formal financial services

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Governance in microfinance : Challenges and lessons learned

Governance in microfinance : Challenges and lessons learned

European Microfinance Week 2013 - National microfinance platforms - Role of subsidies : how should subsidies be used in microfinance and how not?

National microfinance platforms - Role of subsidies : how should subsidies be used in microfinance and how not?

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Green microfinance - The investor's perspective

Green microfinance - The investor's perspective

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Second and third tier MFIs : Where do we stand?

Second and third tier MFIs : Where do we stand ?

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Which strategy for financial inclusion in the MENA region after the Arab spring ?

Which strategy for financial inclusion in the MENA region after the Arab spring ?

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Microfinance going cashless powered by mobile banking : Results and lessons learned by MFIs

Microfinance going cashless powered by mobile banking : Results and lessons learned by MFIs

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Green strategies for MFIs

Green strategies for MFIs

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Agricultural microfinance for smallholder farmers

Agricultural microfinance for smallholder farmers

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Cross-border funding landscape : Trends & perspectives

Cross-border funding landscape : Trends & perspectives

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Raising the bar in risk management : Evaluating the past and creating new visions for the future

Raising the bar in risk management : Evaluating the past and creating new visions for the future

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Microfinance institutions linking remittances to development

Microfinance institutions linking remittances to development

European Microfinance Week 2013 - Programme

European Microfinance Week 2012 - 4th European Microfinance Award - Finalists

European Microfinance Week 2012 -Conference report

Conference report

The theme for European Microfinance Week 2012 was 'Combining strengths - delivering results'.

The extensive conference report contains summaries of the engaging presentations and discussions which took place during the extremely successful event.

European Microfinance Week 2012 - University Meets Microfinance (UMM) - How can microfinance contribute to fight energy poverty

University Meets Microfinance (UMM) - How can microfinance contribute to fight energy poverty

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Supporting microfinance in the European Union : business models, impact assessment and lessons learned from EU initiatives

Supporting microfinance in the European Union : business models, impact assessment and lessons learned from EU initiatives

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Microfinance investment, a way forward

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Why microinsurance? Incentives and first results

Why microinsurance? Incentives and first results

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Youth financial inclusion : Promising examples for achieving youth economic empowerment

Youth financial inclusion : Promising examples for achieving youth economic empowerment

European Microfinance Week 2012 - A public goods approach to innovation in financial inclusion

A public goods approach to innovation in financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Microfinance for decent work : how to implement an innovation to foster an institution's social performance

Microfinance for decent work : how to implement an innovation to foster an institution's social performance

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Financial transparency : best practices, implementations challenges and rewards

Financial transparency : best practices, implementations challenges and rewards

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Building block approach - a tool for prioritizing regulatory and supervisory reforms for microfinance

Building block approach - a tool for prioritizing regulatory and supervisory reforms for microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Implementation efforts in responsible finance

Implementation efforts in responsible finance

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Experiencing donor coordination : lessons learned from EC, UNCDF and AFD

Experiencing donor coordination : lessons learned from EC, UNCDF and AFD

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Financial cooperatives and food security

Financial cooperatives and food security

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Social entrepreneurs and social business enterprises : combining new strengths to improuve people's quality of life in developing

Social entrepreneurs and social business enterprises : combining new strengths to improuve people's quality of life in developing countries

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Risk in microfinance

Risk in microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Consumer protection regulation for low access environments

Consumer protection regulation for low access environments

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Making microfinance investment responsible. Client protection and financial performance in microfinance : Win win or trade off

Making microfinance investment responsible. Client protection and financial performance in microfinance : Win win or trade off

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Cooperatives in the financial sector

Cooperatives in the financial sector

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Understanding the lives of the poorest : Findings from the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Programme : qualitative and quantitativ

Understanding the lives of the poorest : Findings from the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Programme : qualitative and quantitative research so far

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Opening Plenary : Microfinance - delivering results

Opening Plenary : Microfinance - delivering results

European Microfinance Week 2012 - Information & registration

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Conference report

Conference report

The theme for European Microfinance Week 2011 was 'Inclusive finance for excluded people: microfinance refocusing on the underserved, unserved and vulnerable'.

The extensive conference report contains summaries of the engaging presentations and discussions which took place during the extremely successful event.

To view the conference report click on the link below

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Management information systems

Management information systems

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Luxembourg Round Table on Microfinance (LRTM) : A multi stakeholder national initiative for facilitation, stimulation and innovat

Luxembourg Round Table on Microfinance (LRTM) : A multi stakeholder national initiative for facilitation, stimulation and innovation

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Adressing crisis situations : fundamentals and lessons learned for risk management in microfinance

Adressing crisis situations : fundamentals and lessons learned for risk management in microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2011 - The role of greater transparency in overcoming the current microfinance crisis and the reputational threat to the microfinance i

The role of greater transparency in overcoming the current microfinance crisis and the reputational threat to the microfinance industry

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Energy and microfinance : lessons learned and ways forward

Energy and microfinance : lessons learned and ways forward

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Training - Centralized lending practices and credit scoring for MSEs: What are the benefits for MFIs?

Training - Centralized lending practices and credit scoring for MSEs: What are the benefits for MFIs?

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Supporting microfinance in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

Supporting microfinance in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Rural Outreach and Innovation e-MFP Action Group : Lessons learned from member based MFIs on governance and strategic alliances

Rural Outreach and Innovation e-MFP Action Group : Lessons learned from member based MFIs on governance and strategic alliances

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Agricultural microinsurance : a promising approach to reduce risk for financing agricultural activities for farmers

Agricultural microinsurance : a promising approach to reduce risk for financing agricultural activities for farmers

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Plenary - Microfinance: what is it for? - results and aspirations

Plenary - Microfinance: what is it for? - results and aspirations

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Responsible microfinance : is there a need to certify the accomplishment of social goals?

Responsible microfinance : is there a need to certify the accomplishment of social goals?

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Reaching out to disabled people : issues and challenges on making microfinance really inclusive

Reaching out to disabled people : issues and challenges on making microfinance really inclusive

European Microfinance Week 2011 - What's New York law got to do with it? The role of local law in poverty alleviation

What's New York law got to do with it? The role of local law in poverty alleviation

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Weathering the storm : lessons in microfinance crisis survival

Weathering the storm : lessons in microfinance crisis survival

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Client protection - are we there yet?

Client protection - are we there yet?

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Discrimination in MFIs

Discrimination in MFIs

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Non-prudential regulation after the rush to regulate and Basel II - experiences from the field

Non-prudential regulation after the rush to regulate and Basel II - experiences from the field

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Branchless banking : progress and potential of new business models

Branchless banking: progress and potential of new business models

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Youth financial inclusion

Youth financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2011 - University Meets Microfinance

University Meets Microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Culture and microfinance

Culture and microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2011 - The Paris Appeal

The Paris Appeal

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Client's needs : what do we know?

Client's needs : what do we know?

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Opening plenary : The changing perception of microfinance and the need for global policy efforts related to financial inclusion

Opening plenary : The changing perception of microfinance and the need for global policy efforts related to financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2011 - Information

Information

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 - Mobile banking services

Mobile banking services : what should MFIs consider before engaging in m-banking solutions?

European Microfinance Week 2010 - How to measure microfinance impact on poverty alleviation

How to measure microfinance impact on poverty alleviation

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Responsible pricing in microfinance

Responsible pricing in microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2010 - University Meets Microfinance

University Meets Microfinance : award winning microfinance research thesis

Microfinance non-financial services : A Key for poverty allaviation? Lessons from Mexico

Speaker : Olga Biosca, University of Sheffield

Why India's urban poor choose to go private : health policy simulations in slums of Hyderabad

Speaker : Thilo Klein, University of Cambridge

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Value chains and microfinance

Value chains and microfinance : what is the link?

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Youth financial inclusion

Youth financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2010 - European Comission and Second EU/ACP Microfinance Programme

European Comission and Second EU/ACP Microfinance Programme

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Fair value remittances

Fair value remittances

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Responsible Finance

Responsible Finance : how networks can define and implement their strategy

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Plenary

Plenary : Challenges of innovative financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Three finalists of European Microfinance Award

Three finalists of European Microfinance Award

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Microfinance and climate change

Microfinance and climate change

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Microfinance institutions and microinsurance

Microfinance institutions and microinsurance

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Microfinance funding

Microfinance Funding

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Microfinance role in conflict and post natural disaster areas

Microfinance role in conflict and post natural disaster areas

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Microfinance promise

Microfinance promise

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Smart Campaign and principles for client protection

Smart Campaign and principles for client protection

European Microfinance Week 2010 - Programme

Programme

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.

European Microfinance Week 2009 – Conference report

Conference report

The theme for European Microfinance Week 2009 was 'Microfinance in a new financial era'.

The extensive conference report contains summaries of the engaging presentations and discussions which took place during the extremely successful event.

European Microfinance Week 2009 - Présentations

Presentations

Presentations are listed under the name of the speaker.

European Microfinance Week 2009 - Programme

Programme

The final programme for European Microfinance Week 2009 can be downloaded.

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Conference report

Conference report

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Closing Session

Closing Session

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Joint Initiatives

Joint Initiatives

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Innovations in Local Currency Risk Management

Innovations in Local Currency Risk Management

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Reaching the Vulnerable Part 2

Reaching the Vulnerable Part 2

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Microinsurance and Social Protection

Food Crisis and its Impact on Microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Food Crisis and its Impact on Microfinance

Food Crisis and its Impact on Microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2008 – The Credit Crunch Influence on Microfinance

The Credit Crunch Influence on Microfinance

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Frontier Issues in MF Funding

Frontier Issues in MF Funding

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Reaching the Vulnerable Part 1

Reaching the Vulnerable Part 1

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Social Responsibility in Microfinance Practice

Social Responsibility in Microfinance Practice

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Opening the Frontier with Technology

Opening the Frontier with Technology

European Microfinance Week 2008 - 2nd European Microfinance Award Finalists

2nd European Microfinance Award Finalists

The Client Assessment Scorecard or ‘Social Ledger’ of Buusaa Gonofaa MFI

Social responsibility system for microfinance institutions in Ecuador

AMK - Operationalizing a social reporting framework at the governance level

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Linking Banks and MFI WG

Linking Banks and MFI WG

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Research WG

Research WG

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Social Performance WG

Social Performance WG

European Microfinance Week 2008 – Innovation for Rural Outreach WG

Innovation for Rural Outreach WG

European Microfinance Week 2008 - Opening session

Opening session

European Microfinance Week 2008 - Programme

You can download the program below.

Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs Action Group. Position Paper No.2

Results of the survey conducted among the Action Group members according to the definition of tiers in microfinance.

Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs Action Group Discussion Paper No.1

Discussion Paper No.1: Working towards a common consensus on the definition of Tiers in microfinance, April 2013.

8th UMM Workshop Report, Frankfurt 2012

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Microfinance in Crisis? Impact and Financial Transparency

6th UMM Workshop Report, Groningen 2011

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Rural Finance & Savings

4th UMM Workshop, University of Bergamo 2010

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Microfi nance Plus - The Potential of Linking
Microfi nance with Programmes in Health,
Education, Environment and
Value Chain Development

e-MFP Activity report 2013

Activities in 2013 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

e-MFP Activity report 2012

Activities in 2012 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

e-MFP Activity report 2011

Activities in 2011 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

e-MFP Activity report 2010

Activities in 2010 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

e-MFP Activity report 2009

Activities in 2009 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

European Microfinance Actors Directory 2013

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European Microfinance Actors Directory 2010

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European Microfinance Actors Directory 2009 - Capacity Building

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European Microfinance Actors Directory 2009

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European Microfinance Actors Directory 2009 - Research

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Third European Research Conference on Microfinance

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10th -12th June 2013, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

European Microfinance Week 2012 Conference Report

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Combining strengths - delivering results. 14th - 16th November 2012, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

European Microfinance Week 2011 conference report

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Inclusive finance for excluded people. 2nd - 4th November 2011, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

European Microfinance Week 2010 Conference report

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Building responsible partnerships. 30th November - 1st December 2010. Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

European Microfinance Week 2009 conference report

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Microfinance in a new financial era. 24th -26th November 2009, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

European Microfinance Week 2008 conference report

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Fontier issues in microfinance - opportunities and challenges for European actors. 12th - 14th November 2008, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

European Microfinance Week 2007 conference report

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European responses to global Microfinance challenges 27th-29th November 2007. Luxembourg, "Abbaye de Neumünster"

European Dialogue No.6

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4th European Microfinance Award - Microfinance for Food Security

European Dialogue No.5

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Youth Financial Inclusion: Promising Examples For Achieving Youth Economic Empowerment

European Dialogue No.4

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 3rd European Microfinance Award on Value Chain Finance

European Dialogue No.3

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Making Microfinance Investment Responsible - State of the Practice in Europe

European Dialogue No.2

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2nd European Microfinance Award, Social Responsibility in Microfinance

European Dialogue No.1 - French version

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Le rôle des investisseurs dans la promotion des performances sociales en microfinance

European Dialogue No.1 - English version

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The Role of Investors in Promoting Social Performance in Microfinance

e-MFP Autumn 2013 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Summer 2013 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Spring 2013 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Winter 2012/2013 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Autumn 2012 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Summer 2012 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Spring 2012 Newsletter

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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.

e-MFP Winter 2011/2012 Newsletter

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e-MFP’s annual event, European Microfinance Week took place 2nd – 4th November 2011 and gathered 373 microfinance professionals from 59 countries.

e-MFP Autumn 2011 Newsletter

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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.

Position Paper No.2

Results of the survey conducted among the Action Group members according to the definition of tiers in microfinance. e-MFP Action Group of Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs, November 2013.

Position Paper No.1

Position paper on supporting smaller MFIs to advance financial inclusion. e-MFP Action Group of Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs, July 2012.

Discussion Paper No. 1

Working towards a common consensus on the definition of tiers in microfinance. e-MFP Action Group of Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs,  April 2013.

Sharing innovative practices for responsible microfinance practice, Brief No.2

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Strengthening governance for responsible finance: examples from European investment funds. e-MFP Making Microfinance Investment Responsible (MIR) Action Group, October 2011.

Sharing innovative practices for respsonsible microfinance practice, Brief No.1

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Driving investment decisions with social performance information. e-MFP Making Microfinance Investment Responsible (MIR) Action Group, October 2011.

Policy statement: value chain finance

How to support value chain finance in a smart way. e-MFP Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group, June 2011.

European Dialogue - Microfinance for Food Security

4th European Microfinance Award - Microfinance for Food Security

4th European Microfinance Award brochure

4th European Microfinance Award on microfinance for food security

European Dialogue - Value Chain Finance

 3rd European Microfinance Award on Value Chain Finance

3rd European Microfinance Award brochure

3rd European Microfinance Award on value chain finance

European Dialogue - Social Responsibility in Microfinance

2nd European Microfinance Award, Social Responsibility in Microfinance

2nd European Microfinance Award brochure

2nd European Microfinance Award on socially responsibility in microfinance

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European Microfinance Week 2013

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e-MFP 5th Anniversary Newsletter

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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.

Investors in Tier 2/3 MFIs Action Group. Position Paper No.2

Results of the survey conducted among the Action Group members according to the definition of tiers in microfinance.