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European Microfinance Week 2019 Conference Report

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European Microfinance Week 2019, #emw2019, gathered 450 leading experts from 62 countries to showcase the most exciting innovations advancing sustainable and responsible financial inclusion around the world. We are proud to present this extensive report which features all the sessions and brings together the important discussions, findings and presentations of the conference.

European Microfinance Week 2019 - snapshot video

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EMW 2019 - Plenary: Responsible client choices in finance: Whose responsibility is it?

European Microfinance Week 2019

While client protection is a foundation of responsible finance, implementing it requires wrestling with a fundamental question: when does protection become a paternalistic limitation on client choice? Among responsible finance adherents, there is universal agreement that clients should be provided with clear, simple information in order to make financial decisions. But often this is seen as insufficient, and institutions and regulations go further, limiting or prohibiting certain practices because they are deemed irresponsible -- thus also limiting client choices. The EMW 2019 Closing Plenary used a free debate format to explore the challenge of balancing between these two objectives -- client choice and client protection.

EMW 2019 - Plenary: Strengthening resilience to climate change through financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2019

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. In 2019 on the topic of "Strengthening resilience to climate change", the Award aims to highlight the critical role the financial inclusion sector plays at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change.

EMW 2019 - Strengthening resilience to climate change: The role of financial regulators

European Microfinance Week 2019

Climate change is a major threat to financial stability and poverty alleviation. Financial regulators and policy makers are recognizing the urgent need to develop financial markets that are able to cope with climate-related risks and that, at the same time, support financial policies that help strengthen the resilience of the population. This resilience is especially crucial for the low-income and financially excluded populations that the financial inclusion sector serves: their livelihoods depend on activities most affected by climate change (such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries), and their countries are usually among the most exposed to climate change hazards and the less ready to face them. This session discussed how to best manage systemic climate-related risks as well as the policies that the financial inclusion sector should develop and support to strengthen the resilience of the sector itself and its clients.

EMW 2019 - Serving the dispossessed: Financial products and services for displaced populations and refugees

European Microfinance Week 2019

The less money you have, the more time you spend managing it! The panel aimed at exploring and highlighting the specific in Financial inclusion for refugees and Internal Displaced Populations (IDP's): Who are they ? What are their income sources ? What are their spending's? What are their financial needs? How to serve them? How regulation helps to financially include the most vulnerable? How to speed up and scale up?

EMW 2019 - Risky business: mitigating child labor & unsafe work practices

European Microfinance Week 2019

The session aimed at sensitising participants about the risks related to financial services provision and child labor and unsafe labor practices and invited participants to contribute to an emerging tool that aims at integrating mitigation measures in women’s economic empowerment (WEE) programmes.

EMW 2019 - Pursuing financial inclusion through ethical banking

European Microfinance Week 2019

The session aimed to introduce the concept of ethical banking (EB) and discussed how it is similar and different to microfinance and how EB operates. Since 1930 the banking business, which originally had a social involvement, has been progressively losing this original social features. This has made necessary the birth, through a bottom-up process of a new generation of social banks, the so-called "ethical banks". But which are the criteria that a bank that wants to be defined ethical should meet, how does EB select and evaluate the ethics of their investment? Where does microfinance stand in comparison of recent EB's development? How does EB assess the environmental and social impact of their investees? These are among the topics that will be discussed during the panel. Throughout the session, we learned about which are the financial instruments available for the promotion of the ethical banking sector and which challenges EB have still to face in order to move the sector forward.

EMW 2019 - Opportunities for gender inclusion via Fintech

European Microfinance Week 2019

Technology is reshaping the financial inclusion market opening up opportunities for reaching scale and efficiency. But how can technology be a way to reduce gender inequality in the financial systems and better serve the specific needs of women? How can financial institutions, investors and the microfinance sector as a whole, leverage technological solutions to promote gender equality? Microfinance has always had a focus on women and has proven effective in addressing several forms of inequality, such as income, health, education, etc. Nonetheless, the gender gap in access to financial services and to the internet is still a challenge, especially in emerging markets. This panel explored the barriers faced by women and the solutions to address them form the direct experience of investors, financial service providers and consulting companies.

EMW 2019 - Managing cyber security risks

European Microfinance Week 2019

The digitization of banking and payments offers great promise for advancing financial inclusion. But cyber threats have become a growing concern in emerging financial markets across the world and are affecting both consumers' trust and confidence in financial service providers (FSPs) and FSPs' financial assets. Governments in emerging markets are also becoming aware of the need to develop regulatory frameworks, industry guidance and supervisory processes. However, cyber security management and monitoring require new expertise and resources for both FSPs and governments that are often scarce in developing countries due to the lack of capacity and affordable support services.

EMW 2019 - Lump sums & safety nets: how to encourage savings

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Focusing on the needs of customers remains a challenge in Africa, according to 2019 report to be published by WSBI's Scale2Save Programme, a partnership between WSBI and Mastercard Foundation. The report finds that member banks offer a variety of accounts as part of their drive to attract and satisfy customers. But it also found their product and service mix still falls short of customer needs. The panel presented the key insights from the "Savings and Retail Banking in Africa" report and discussed the major challenges to encourage savings for low-income customers following the 4 pillars of the financial inclusion: usability, affordability accessibility and sustainability. Different perspectives from both the demand and supply side from the panelists were discussed.

EMW 2019 - Looking back/looking ahead: Sector trends in the Barometer and the Compass

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This session, entitled "Looking back; looking ahead" focused on how financial inclusion changes over time - the trends and shifts in attitude that have taken place over the last decade, and what stakeholders think is yet to come. The session brought together representatives of Convergences and e-MFP, to present a decade of the Microfinance Barometer and the findings of the just-launched Financial Inclusion Compass 2019, respectively. The first presentation, from Convergences (which publishes the annual Microfinance Barometer) looked back at how over ten editions of the Barometer, attitudes and priorities have shifted among readers and contributors. The second presentation looked ahead, to present the second Compass, a mixed-methodology survey of various sector stakeholders' predictions, concerns and focus areas. A panel discussion of these trends included a response by an eminent sector leader with a multi-decade career.

EMW 2019 - Leveraging data to promote climate resilient agriculture

European Microfinance Week 2019

This session illustrated an innovative approach proposed by YAPU Solutions and NpM to agriculture finance for smallholders that includes climate change resiliency as key dimension in risks and process management, products design and adaptation. Technology, tailored services and (geo)data will play the role of key ingredients. As example of actual implementation of such approaches the panel presented the multiplier role played by Ecuadorian network RFD in supporting the IDB EcoMicro project "Agricultural Finance and Smart Data for Climate Change Adaptation"; the second phase of "Microfinance for Eco-system based Adaptation", implemented in 9 countries in the LAC and SSA regions. NpM's programme "Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food (G4IFF)", looked at the use of geo and agri-based data by FSPs to improve access to finance to smallholders. Apollo Agriculture, one of the winners of NpM's Innovators Challenge, elaborated on their solution which consists of using agronomic machine learning, remote sensing and mobile phones to deliver credit, farm inputs, and advice to farmers.

EMW 2019 - Investing in climate change resilience

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This session tackled the role of financial inclusion investors in increasing vulnerable populations' resilience. With a focus on Central and Latin America, where climate change is increasing instability in several countries but which can lead some investors to respond by reducing their exposure and limiting risk, representatives from leading sector investors discussed how their investments aim to strengthen the resilience of the end client, what the main challenges and opportunities are for investors in this field, and how they envisage the investors' role in contributing to the sector's efforts to tackle climate change.

EMW 2019 - Innovative business models in energy

European Microfinance Week 2019

This session examined some of the latest innovations in energy finance via a 'World Café' format, in which, after short initial presentations, the three speakers rotate every 15 minutes around the audience – a format that allows extensive audience interactivity and participation.
Moderated by consultant and former Inclusive Finance Director at MFR Chiara Pescatori, this session presented three fascinating initiatives in this dynamic field: A CGAP partnership with MFI Baobab Senegal and energy PayGo company Baobab Plus; a presentation of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's work on innovative models in financing clean cookstoves; and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association's new consumer protection code and self-assessment tool for solar PayGo companies.

EMW 2019 - From the ivory tower to the field: Academic research for practitioners

European Microfinance Week 2019

This was the first of what e-MFP hopes to be a series of EMW sessions to feature relevant research findings for practitioners. Leading financial inclusion researchers gave individual lectures, followed by Q&A with the audience. A chance to learn more about the latest developments in the academia that are relevant for your work!

EMW 2019 - From social intent to social impact: Measuring & rewarding outcomes

European Microfinance Week 2019

This session discussed practical and innovative approaches taken by financial service providers and asset managers to measure and incentivize positive social outcomes. It was divided into three parts and explored the business case for social outcomes measurement, how you do it, and what the challenges and next steps are for these institutions. MFO Crystal described implementation of their outcomes framework, shared insights they have gained, and how they used outcomes data to inform product design and important management decisions. Incofin discussed the asset manager perspective and the important role they play through its funds and TA facilities to push the frontiers of social outcomes measurement by supporting its investees to use rigorous, data-driven methods to track their impact. Grassroots Capital shared their efforts underway to incentivize impact through performance-linked notes. CERISE described the practical assessment tool they developed, the MetODD-SDG, that is available for providers and investors to measure their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals through a list of micro-level indicators for SDG Targets.

EMW 2019 - Financing cooperatives – the good, the bad and the ugly!

European Microfinance Week 2019

Financial cooperatives play an important role in increasing financial inclusion, especially with regards to the very poor. However, their set up, governance structure, and member-owned equity often poses challenges for investors. This session shared the challenges and lessons learned from supporting cooperatives on all continents.

EMW 2019 - Financing access to education, how to make it work

European Microfinance Week 2019

This session was a follow up of the European Microfinance Award 2016 “Microfinance and Access to Education”. With the participation of the Kashf Foundation, EMA 2016 winner, and OBUL, EMA 2016 finalist, panellists reflected on how the financial inclusion sector’s support of access to quality of education has evolved over the past years and shared with the audience new innovative practices, tools and examples from different markets.

EMW 2019 - Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh

European Microfinance Week 2019

This session was part of EMW's country-specific annual series. In 2019, its aim was to present the conference audience with recent developments in the Bangladeshi financial inclusion sector. Representatives from key sector players presented how over the years clients' needs and behaviour have evolved and the sector has embarked on an intense digitalisation path, with the experience of BRAC, one of the oldest MFIs in the country, as an example of how MFIs have evolved and adapted to those changes. The panel also included a presentation on the current investment landscape and opportunities.

EMW 2019 - Climate disaster relief for sustainable resilience

European Microfinance Week 2019

Poor communities in disaster-prone areas are hit hard by disasters. Resilience and preparedness are the first lines of defence. The session analysed two experiences. After the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines, Vision Fund International and Global Parametrics (GP) gathered 3 years of evidence of recovery lending finding an approach (capital & credit) to support post disaster recovery lending using climate index. Both organizations launched ARDIS (African Asian and Americas Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme) in 2018. GP, Oxfam Novib and PLAN focus on preparedness in the B-Ready Program combining two innovations: digital weather forecasting and risk modelling technologies for early warning systems; financial technologies for pre-disaster cash transfer. Based on smart data, early warning systems local humanitarian actors can immediately and safely deliver cash prior to a disaster.

EMW 2019 - Challenges of climate change & opportunities for financial inclusion

European Microfinance Week 2019

This was the first of five sessions that delved into the topic of the European Microfinance Award 2019 "Strengthening resilience to Climate Change". Its aim was to set the scene and provide a broad overview of the landscape of climate change, its impact, its challenges, and the responses of the financial inclusion sector to tackle them. This session was a must to broaden understanding on how our sector plays a key role in addressing climate change and strengthens clients' preparedness and readiness to the consequences of climate change. Sectoral experts and practitioners presented experiences of responses to resolve climate change challenges from the inclusive finance sector with some typical examples of what has worked and what has not.

EMW 2019 - Accelerating responsible digital transformation through impact investing

European Microfinance Week 2019

The session continued the EMW 2018 dialogue on digital transformation to understand how impact investors and donors best support the microfinance sector on this. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are facing growing pressure to digitalize operations. How can impact investors, working with the MFIs, support their partners best? And how do they ensure it results in responsible financial services? The focus of the session lay on the MIV's perspective of the digitalisation trends in their portfolio and what they do to assist in this process. Learnings and experiences were shared about how digital transformation can be accelerated with technical assistance approaches. Also the need for (donor) funding to accelerate responsible digital finance was discussed. Moreover, investors shared how digitalization impacts the management of their portfolio (risk issues; due diligence; investment strategies, etc).

European Microfinance Week 2019 - Responsible client choices in finance: Whose responsibility is it?

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European Microfinance Week 2019 - Protecting the working poor in the 21st Century through responsible finance

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European Microfinance Week 2019 - Strengthening resilience to climate change through financial inclusion

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Financial Inclusion Compass 2019

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The e-MFP Survey of Financial Inclusion Trends 2019

Activity Report 2019

Activities in 2019 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

6th European Research Conference on Microfinance

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3rd - 5th June 2019 in Paris

Montpellier Business School, the French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the University Paris Dauphine, in cooperation with e-MFP and CERMI, organised the 6th European Research Conference on Microfinance from 3rd to 5th June 2019 in Paris, France with over 130 delegates and speakers attending the event.

e-MFP Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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e-MFP Summer 2019 Newsletter

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European Dialogue No. 13 - European Microfinance Award 2018

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European Microfinance Award 2018
Financial Inclusion through Technology: Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion

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European Dialogue - Financial Inclusion through Technology

European Microfinance Award 2018 - Financial Inclusion through Technology: Digital Pathways to Financial Inclusion

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e-MFP Spring 2019 Newsletter

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European Microfinance Week 2018 conference report

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14th - 16th November 2018, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

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European Microfinance Award 2018 brochure

European Microfinance Award 2018 on Financial Inclusion through Technology

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e-MFP Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter

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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.

European Microfinance Week 2018 - Is there room left for the 'little guy'?: a debate on the relevance of Tier 2 & 3 MFIs

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European Microfinance Week 2018 Plenary: Where next for microfinance: a view from The Founders

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European Microfinance Week 2018 Opening Plenary: Financial Inclusion through Technology

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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.

Training: Climate/Data Smart Finance and Energy finance

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Training: The Green Index

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Financial Inclusion Compass 2018

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The inaugural e-MFP Survey of Financial Inclusion Trends

Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group

Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group

Joint meeting Rural Outreach and Innovation & Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Groups

Joint meeting Rural Outreach and Innovation & Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Groups

Advancing access to financial services for refugees (Part I): Opening & Panel 1: Refugees’ entrepreneurship support

Advancing access to financial services for refugees (Part I): Opening & Panel 1: Refugees’ entrepreneurship support

Client protection and digital finance, practices from Kenya

Client protection and digital finance, practices from Kenya

Youth economic inclusion, where do we stand?

Youth economic inclusion, where do we stand?

The power of portfolio guarantees to deepen financial inclusion

The power of portfolio guarantees to deepen financial inclusion

Sustainable Development Goals: the new international framework to guide investor strategy

Sustainable Development Goals: the new international framework to guide investor strategy

Supporting sustainable human capacity development in MFIs

Supporting sustainable human capacity development in MFIs

Savings Groups: a revolution in microfinance for the poor

Savings Groups: a revolution in microfinance for the poor

Recent developments in housing

Recent developments in housing

Preventing overindebtedness in Cambodia: can self-regulation work?

Preventing overindebtedness in Cambodia: can self-regulation work?

Managing governance risk

Managing governance risk

Go big by going small: serving the needs of smallholder farmers

Go big by going small: serving the needs of smallholder farmers

Fintegration: innovation meets legacy systems

Fintegration: innovation meets legacy systems

Financial education: how to build momentum?

Financial education: how to build momentum?

Digital solutions for sustainable smallholder agrifinance

Digital solutions for sustainable smallholder agrifinance

Crowdfunding financial inclusion

Crowdfunding financial inclusion

Building capacity for better social performance management

Building capacity for better social performance management

Are NGOs really more client-centric? The myth of post-transformation mission drift

Are NGOs really more client-centric? The myth of post-transformation mission drift

Advancing access to financial services for refugees (Part II): Panel 3: Digital solutions to expand access and lower costs

Advancing access to financial services for refugees (Part II): Panel 3: Digital solutions to expand access and lower costs

Applying the universal social performance standards to new actors: banks and SME finance institutions

Applying the universal social performance standards to new actors: banks and SME finance institutions

Advancing access to financial services for refugees (Part II): Panel 2: Engaging FSPs - Funding and other market-based incentives

Advancing access to financial services for refugees (Part II): Panel 2: Engaging FSPs - Funding and other market-based incentives

PLENARY: Financial Inclusion through Technology - European Microfinance Award 2018

PLENARY: Financial Inclusion through Technology - European Microfinance Award 2018

Activity Report 2018

Activities in 2018 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

Assessment of the Sustainable Performance of SME Finance Service Providers, Brief No.8

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Prepared by Lucia Spaggiari, MFR, in collaboration with the e-MFP Investor Action Group and the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) Social Investors Working Group

The Universal Standards for Social Performance Management - Where do we go from here? Brief No. 7

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Prepared by Bonnie Brusky (CERISE), Cécile Lapenu (CERISE, AMelia GreenBerg (SPTF) and Kinga Dabrowska (MFC) in collaboration with the e-MFP Making Microfinance Responsbible Action Group, October 2018

e-MFP Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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e-MFP Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Caveat Venditor: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Buyer Selection in Responsible Microfinance Exits

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e-MFP Spring 2018 Newsletter

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European Dialogue - Microfinance for Housing

European Microfinance Award 2017 - Microfinance for Housing: Building New Foundations in Housing Microfinance

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European Dialogue No.12

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European Microfinance Award 2017
Microfinance for Housing: Building New Foundations in Housing Microfinance

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European Microfinance Week 2017 conference report

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29 November - 1 December 2017, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

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European Microfinance Award 2017 Brochure

European Microfinance Award 2017 on Microfinance for Housing

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e-MFP Winter 2017/2018 Newsletter

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The power of central data management in the microfinance industry

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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.

Customer empowerment for meaningful financial inclusion

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Are smartphones for farmers enough?

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European Microfinance Week 2017 - snapshot

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PLENARY: Women clients =/= women empowerment: beyond the numbers

PLENARY: Women clients =/= women empowerment: beyond the numbers

PLENARY: Microfinance for housing - European Microfinance Award 2017

PLENARY: Microfinance for housing - European Microfinance Award 2017

ICT solutions, rural finance, and climate smart lending

ICT solutions, rural finance, and climate smart lending

Rural Outreach and Innovation Action Group meeting

Rural Outreach and Innovation Action Group meeting

Microfinance and Environment Action Group meeting

Microfinance and Environment Action Group meeting

Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group meeting

Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group meeting

The transformative role of insurance in African agriculture

The transformative role of insurance in African agriculture

Social performance management standards: from development to implementation

Social performance management standards: from development to implementation

Social performance in FinTech

Social performance in FinTech

Scaling up inclusive green finance

Scaling up inclusive green finance

Scaling up African MFIs

Scaling up African MFIs

Rural youth and agriculture

Rural youth and agriculture

Responsible investor challenge: M&As, Exits, IPOs

Responsible investor challenge: M&As, Exits, IPOs

Managing political risk

Managing political risk

Low cost technology solutions for increasing outreach

Low cost technology solutions for increasing outreach

Leveraging human centered design to improve digital financial services

Leveraging human centered design to improve digital financial services

Investing through APEX: foreign funding, local knowledge

Investing through APEX: foreign funding, local knowledge

Investing in MFIs: the importance of human resources to achieving impact

Investing in MFIs: the importance of human resources to achieving impact

Investing in financial inclusion: Pakistan

Investing in financial inclusion: Pakistan

Housing finance today: a view from the field

Housing finance today: a view from the field

Financial inclusion for refugees

Financial inclusion for refugees

Financial education

Financial education

Digital and customer-centric solutions: a TED-style session

Digital and customer-centric solutions: a TED-style session

Building an enabling environment for low-income housing finance

Building an enabling environment for low-income housing finance

Asset financing at the BOP: lessons from micro-leasing

Asset financing at the BOP: lessons from micro-leasing

Activity Report 2017

Activities in 2017 | Report of the e-MFP Secretariat

Training: Climate smart agriculture and climate smart lending

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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.

Webinar: Designing women centric rural products - Zainab Saeed

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: November 9, 2017
Presented by: Zainab Saeed, Kashf Foundation

Webinar: Loan Automation: Using technology to provide tailored microfinance - Justin McAuley

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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.

Webinar: Building green communities - Marina Kortenbusch

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: October 19, 2017
Presented by: Marina Kortenbusch, BFC

Training: Due Dilligence for MFIs venturing into SME finance

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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.

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e-MFP Autumn 2017 newsletter

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Training: The opportunity of clean, resilient business: training on green inclusive finance for MFIs

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'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.

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Webinar: Recovery Lending in Africa

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: October 3, 2017
Presented by: Ndumiso Mpofu, VisionFund

Training: Green inclusive finance for donors and investors

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'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.

Webinar: Effective cooperation through tailor-made electronic tools & telecommunication - Birgit Galemann

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: September 19, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Birgit Galemann

Webinar: The Women Empowerment Fund - Johanna Ryan

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: September 12, 2017
Presented by: Johanna Ryan,  VisionFund

Webinar: Channels for Digital Services in Rural Areas - Etienne Mottet

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: September 1, 2017
Presented by: Etienne Mottet, BFC

5th European Research Conference on Microfinance

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12th - 14th June 2017, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK

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Webinar: Social Gardening - Leigh Marwick

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Rural Putreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
August 10, 2017
Presented by: Leigh Marwick, (Educator, New York City Department of Education)

e-MFP Summer 2017 Newsletter

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e-MFP Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Why the European Microfinance Award?

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European Dialogue - Microfinance and Access to Education

European Microfinance Award 2016 - Microfinance and Access to Education: Investing in Tomorrow

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European Dialogue No.11

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European Microfinance Award 2016 - Microfinance and Access to Education

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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

Webinar: Introduction to Microfinance Index for Market Outreach and Saturation (MIMOSA) - Daniel Rozas Daniel Rozas

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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/

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

An online version is available:

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

An online version is available:

Webinar: The Reduction Energy Expense Product Delivery Model - Francois Rossier

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: October 20, 2016
Presented by: Francois Rossier

Webinar: Use of Agricultural Land in Response to Climate Change - Johanna Fick

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: October 19, 2016
Presented by: Johanna Fick, Thünen Institute for Rural Studies

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.

Webinar: Finance for Producer Organisations - Bart De Bruyne

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: October 12, 2016
Presented by: Bart De Bruyne, Independent Rural Finance Consultant

Webinar: Financial Services and Corporates - Mariel Mensink

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: October 5, 2016
Presented by: Mariel Mensink, Terrafina Microfinance

Webinar: Using New Technologies in Rural Microfinance - Mark van Embden

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: September 22, 2016
Presented by: Mark van Embden Andres, Mosavali

Webinar: Social Issues in Rural Finance - Patricia Richter

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: September 15, 2016
Presented by: Patricia Richter, Social Finance Programme, International Labour Organisation

Additional resources here

Webinar: Agricultural Value Chain Financing Experience from Eurasia Region - Michael Kortenbusch

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Date: September 8, 2016
Presented by: Michael Kortenbusch, BFC

Webinar: Off-Grid Energy in Kyrgyzstan - Roman Kühn

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Date: August 31, 2016
Presented by: Roman Kühn, BFC

Roman gives an overview of off-grid energy solutions across Kyrgyzstan, and shares his insights into when it is best to use this technology.

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. 

Webinar: Energy efficiency projects in Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan - Polina Zahn

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: July 6, 2016
Presented by: Polina Zahn, Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network e.V.)

Webinar: Credit Scoring: Why and How to Get Started - Peter Hauser

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: June 15, 2016
Presented by: Peter Hauser, BFC

Webinar: Green Index: Innovative Tool to Measure Environmental Performance of MFIs - Davide Forcella |

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: June 8, 2016
Presented by: Davide Forcella, CERMi

Read and downlaod the Green Index here

Webinar: Index insurance in the context of R4 Rural Resilience Initiative - Mathieu Dubreuil

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: June 1, 2016
Presented by: Mathieu Dubreuil, Microinsurance Specialist, R4 Rural-Resilience-Initiative World Food Programme. 

Webinar: FinTech: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges - Hannes Blank

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Date: May 31, 2016
Presented by: Hannes Blank,  Freelance

Webinar: Introduction to Agro Value Chain Finance in Georgia - Tyler Green

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: May 18, 2016
Presented by: Tyler Green, Project Coordinator, BFC

Value chain finance case studies from Georgia which includes descriptions of VCF tools along with challenges and solutions from recent experiences of implementing VCF.

Webinar: Mobile Wallets in Kyrgyzstan and Kenya - Etienne Mottet

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Rural Outreach & Innovation Action Group Talk
Date: April 27, 2016 (1030–1100 CET)
Presented by: Etienne Mottet, Innovation Analyst, BFC

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

Read the online version here

European Dialogue No.9

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

A digital version is available 

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

Training: Environmental management and MFIs

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The first green training on 'Environmental management and MFIs' organised by the e-MFP Microfinance & Environment Action Group took place during European Microfinance Week 2015.

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.

A digital version is available:

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

A digital version is available here

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.